Aside from survival show season, it’s also time for “Keep Running” (奔跑吧) to return. The show is coming back this year in its 9th season. On March 26, the show officially announced the cast members with a video. It started with Angelababy, introducing OG members, Li Chen and Zheng Kai. Then it shifted to WayV’s Lucas, who introduced (G)I-DLE’s Song Yuqi. She introduced Sha Yi, who then introduced Cai Xukun, the two members that were introduced in season 8.
This marks the return of Lucas and Song Yuqi who were first introduced to the show in season 7. Due to the pandemic last year, the two were not able to participate in the show as they are based in South Korea. Lucas returned to China on February 26, while Song Yuqi returned on March 23. However, both of them are required to undergo a 21 day quarantine.
In season 8, “Keep Running” introduced Sha Yi, Cai Xukun, and Guo Qilin. However, Guo Qilin is not returning for season 9. The show came out with a shortened “Yellow River Edition” in December with different guest stars in each episode. The show hasn’t released any info on the first shooting or air date yet.