Netflix recently unveiled a new lineup of actors for Season 2 of ‘Squid Game’ through an official press release, triggering a fervent response from netizens. The initial announcement during Netflix’s global fan event, Tudum, introduced Im Si-wan, Kang Ha-Neul, Park Sung-hoon, and Yang Dong-Geun as the main cast members. However, the absence of female performers raised questions among fans, as Season 1 predominantly featured male roles.
Finally, the much-anticipated additional cast members were revealed, including several female actors. Nevertheless, public reception to the announcement has been lukewarm. Notably, Choi Seung-Hyun, better known as TOP, has become a topic of discussion among netizens.
TOP, a former member of Big Bang, has previously ventured into acting with roles in films such as ‘Tazza: God’s Hand’ and ‘Alumni’. However, his last acting project was approximately a decade ago, and he faced legal troubles in 2016 for marijuana use during his military service. Despite his statement of not intending to return to the entertainment industry, TOP surprised fans by announcing new activities on social media.
Netizens have expressed scepticism and criticism regarding TOP’s casting, questioning whether his connections with actors like Lee Jung-Jae and Lee Byung-hun played a role in his selection. Some have raised concerns about the decision to cast him in a highly anticipated series that is expected to succeed. The casting choice has also led to speculation about potential implications for Yoo Ah-in’s works.
Netflix currently faces delays in the release of ‘Squid Game 2’ due to the ongoing drug charge trial involving Yoo Ah-in Bae, who has completed filming for the movie ‘The Match’ and the series ‘The Fool at the End’.
The response from netizens reflects mixed opinions and lingering doubts surrounding TOP’s inclusion in ‘Squid Game 2’, adding further anticipation and curiosity to the upcoming season.
Source – IMBC