New stills are out for MBC’s Hospital Ship featuring the drama’s main cast led by Ha Ji-won and Kang Min-hyuk. The upcoming series is the latest medical drama from MBC and is the first one to highlight doctors aboard a ship which transports them to different islands where medical facilities are lacking.
The drama tells the story of medical doctors as they travel across several locations to serve the inhabitants needing their medical service. One such doctor is Ha Ji-won (The Time We Were Not In Love) who is returning to the small screen after a two-year hiatus as surgeon Song Eun-jae. Described as cold and having a hard time dealing and empathizing with people, she is not really the type to render willingly her expertise outside the hospital but she is forced to work on the hospital ship because of her family problems. There she will meet Kwak Hyun, played by Kang Min-hyuk (Entertainer), a doctor with warm heart instrumental in opening up the warm and brighter personality in her. Hospital Ship marks King Min-hyuk’s first project in which he is playing the lead.
Joining the team as the main supporting male cast is Lee Seo-won (The Liar and His Lover) who takes on the role of Oriental Medicine Doctor Kim Jae-gyul. Kim In-shik (Monster) and AOA’s Minah (All About My Mom) round out the main cast as dentist Cha Joon-young and nurse Yoo Ah-rim, respectively.
Hospital Ship is said to focus on the development in the personal and career lives of the relatively young doctors as they perform their duty outside their usual workplace and meet individuals with their own stories to tell. Actress Ha Ji-won, best known for her roles in Secret Garden and Empress Ki, has prepared very well for her role as she has never been able to play a doctor in her previous dramas.