The popular Korean variety show tvN’s “Youn’s Kitchen” may return with a new season. But, will Youn Yuh Jung, Lee Seo Jin, Jung Yu Mi, and Park Seo Joon reunite?
tvN’s “Youn’s Kitchen” Possible Comeback for New Season – Will the Members Still the Same?
On October 27, Korean media outlets reported that Korean variety show “Youn’s Kitchen” to return with a new season as early as December, while the previous cast members were coordinating their schedules with the production team.
In response to the reports, a tvN representative stated,
“PD Na Young Suk is currently preparing a program to run a restaurant in overseas. Since it’s still in the early planning stages, no specific details such as title, time, and formation have been confirmed.”tvN’s representative.
“Youn’s Kitchen” is a program where the cast members work together to run a Korean restaurant in a foreign country. Veteran actress Youn Yuh Jung took part as the restaurant owner and main chef. The first season of the show began in March 2017 and took place in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia.
The show received tremendous love and met viewers again with season 2 in January 2018. In the second season, the show took place on a small island called Tenerife in Spain.
“Youn’s Kitchen 2” was much loved by Korean variety fans. Thanks to the members’ chemistry, the show earned the highest viewership rating of 16% (Nielsen Korea). However, after completing season 2, there was no new season due to the spread of COVID-19.
Then, PD Na created a new program called “Youn’s Stay,” with the same members. In “Youn’s Kitchen,” the members run a restaurant, while in “Youn’s Stay,” the members run a traditional Korean-style inn. However, the new program not only focused on introducing Korean specialties but also Korean culture and hospitality.
“Youn’s Stay” was held in Korea in January 2021. The members, namely Youn Yuh Jung, Lee Seo Jin, Jung Yu Mi, Park Seo Joon, and Choi Woo Shik. Together, they deliver unchanging and exciting chemistry.
“tvN’s New Program”
As reported by Korean media outlets, PD Na Young Suk is currently preparing a program to run a restaurant overseas. It’s expected that Youn Yuh Jung, Lee Seo Jin, Jung Yu Mi, and Park Seo Joon will reunite.
However, since the new program’s title has not yet been decided, further details of the show have yet to be confirmed. Moreover, when running a restaurant overseas, there might be changes in the cast members, whether a new member or a replacement.
Actors Park Seo Joon and Jung Yu Mi, who appeared in “Youn’s Kitchen,” reportedly will most likely to join the program.
In response to the reports, a representative of Awesome Entertainment, Park Seo Joon’s agency, stated,
“It is true that there were discussions with the production team of “Youn’s Kitchen,” but nothing has been confirmed.”Awesome Entertainment representative.
Meanwhile, Jung Yu Mi’s agency, Management SOOP, also gave the same statement.
However, if the concept of the upcoming show is the same as the previous ones, then it will be the first time for the team and members to go abroad again in four years.
Now, attention is focused on whether PD Na Young Suk will keep the chemistry of the “Youn’s Kitchen” members as they are or create a new form.
So, are you excited that the new season of “Youn’s Kitchen” might come soon? Feel free to drop your opinions in the comments below.
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