“Penthouse” actress Kim So Yeon has confirmed to join Lee Dong Wook and Kim Bum for Season 2 of “Tale of the Nine-Tailed” as the new female lead. Check out the following details of the characters and updates for the new series.
Kim So Yeon: New Confirmed Female Lead of “Tale of the Nine-Tailed” Season 2 With Lee Dong Wook and Kim Bum
Kdrama fans, “Tale of the Nine-Tailed” and its gorgeous gumihos will soon return to the small screen for a Season 2 with a brand-new female lead.
After months of discussions, “Penthouse” actress Kim So Yeon has officially accepted the female lead role for “Tale of the Nine-Tailed” Season 2. She will once again showcase her outstanding acting skills alongside Lee Dong Wook and Kim Bum.
Following these confirmed cast members, it means that “Tailed of the Nine-Tailed” returns with its season 2 with all of its original cast, except for the former female lead, Jo Bo Ah.
Lee Dong Wook, Kim Bum, and Kim Yong Ji: All the Gumihos Are Back Without Jo Bo Ah
The first time rumors about “Tale of the Nine-Tailed” Season 2 appeared, there had been clues that actress Jo Bo Ah would not return to the series as the female lead.
Many fans have felt disappointed with this decision. After all, Lee Dong Wook’s character Lee Yeon has been known to have a long-time affection for Jo Bo Ah’s character Ji Ah. So having his character appear with a different female lead would contradict this plot only for a ship that will never sail.
The Suspected Reason Why Jo Bo Ah Did Not Join “Tale of the Nine-Tailed” Season 2
So why didn’t Jo Bo Ah appear as one of the cast members for “Tale of the Nine-Tailed” Season 2?
While there’s no official statement as to the real reason just yet, many fans believe that there are various circumstances behind the reason for Jo Bo Ah’s noninvolvement in “Tale of the Nine-Tailed” Season 2.
Firstly, it is possible that Jo Bo Ah did not return for Season 2 because she had agreed to join another project before the production team finalized the plan for “Tale of the Nine-Tailed” Season 2. Therefore, it is basically impossible for her to join the drama.
Secondly, the most suspected reason why Jo Bo Ah does not join “Tale of the Nine-Tailed” Season 2 is that there is no room for her character in the storyline just yet. Since the story would revolve around the Japanese colonial era, A Eum has yet to be reborn as Nam Ji Ah.
After all, there are two special requirements if you want your character to return in Season 2: either you’re born in that particular era or one of the gorgeous immortal gumihos. Unfortunately, Jo Bo Ah’s character is not one of them.
Will Kim So Yeon Replace Jo Bo Ah?
If that’s the case, does it mean that Kim So Yeon will replace Jo Bo Ah in the “Tale of the Nine-Tailed” Season 2 storyline?
She doesn’t necessarily do.
“Penthouse” actress Kim So Yeon will indeed become the new female lead for “Tale of the Nine-Tailed” Season 2, but it doesn’t mean that she will replace Jo Bo Ah and her character in the series.
As a matter of fact, rumors said that Kim So Yeon would play a character who falls in love with Lee Yeon. However, the feeling is one-sided since Lee Yeon only has A Eum in his heart.
“Tale of the Nine-Tailed” Season 2 Returns with a Different Genre Revolving Around Lee Dong Wook and Kim Bum
Besides, unlike the previous season, which mostly revolved around fantasy-romance between Lee Yeon and Ji Ah, “Tale of the Nine-Tailed” will completely change its genre for season 2.
Set in the Japanese colonial era in the 1930s, “Tale of the Nine-Tailed” Season 2 will become a full-fledged action fantasy genre series revolving around the gumiho brothers: Lee Yeon and Lee Rang.
In Season 2, we will witness Lee Yeon and his adventure to hunt down evil spirits on the peninsula, as well as the unfinished stories of Lee Rang’s past.
Along with the brothers’ combo, we would also witness the background story of how Lee Yeon became a mountain god in the first place.
What is Kim So Yeon Character in “Tale of the Nine-Tailed” Season 2?
So, what is Kim So Yeon character as the new female lead of “Tale of the Nine-Tailed” Season 2, and what is her take on the storyline?
On April 22, the media reported that Kim So Yeon would bring a fresh new vibe as the female lead of “Tale of Nine-Tailed” Season 2 as a high-class mysterious deity.
Kim So Yeon will star as the owner of the “Myoyeon Gak”, a luxurious restaurant located in Gyeongseong. She would seem like your ordinary elegant restaurant owner, indeed. However, behind her graceful human figure lies the fact that she was a former guardian deity of the West.
“Tale of the Nine-Tailed” Season 2 Starring Lee Dong Wook, Kim Bum, Kim So Yeon, and Kim Yong Ji: Possible Release Date
Finally, Lee Dong Wook, Kim Bum, Kim So Yeon, and Kim Yong Ji started the first script reading for “Tale of the Nine-Tailed” Season 2 earlier this week. On April 21, Korean media reported that the team had gathered for their first table read. And Kim Yong Ji’s Instagram update confirmed the report.
Therefore, since the first table read just started this week, we will have to wait until at least early next year for the “Tale of the Nine-Tailed” Season 2 release date. That is why please stay with Kpoppost and our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more updates of “Tale of the Nine-Tailed” Season 2 starring Lee Dong Wook, Kim Bum, and Kim So Yeon.
In the meantime, here’s a reminder of how amazing Lee Dong Wook and Kim Bum chemistry is as the gumiho brothers.
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