The Korean drama ‘Amazing Rumor’ is set to return for its highly anticipated second season as a weekend drama in the latter half of 2023, according to tvN. Titled ‘Amazing Rumor 2: Counter Punch,’ this thrilling show, directed by Yoo Sun-dong and written by Kim Sae-bom, revolves around even more powerful ‘Counters’ who hunt malevolent spirits on Earth, bolstered by new recruits to fight the growing menace of evil spirits.
How was Season 1
‘Amazing Rumor’ Season 1, which aired in 2020, was based on a popular webtoon of the same name. The story follows a group of extraordinary individuals known as ‘Counters,’ who disguise themselves as restaurant staff to vanquish evil spirits on Earth. What sets this drama apart is that the heroes possess superpowers but maintain a strong sense of humanity, making it a uniquely Korean superhero story.
The Plot of ‘Amazing Rumor 2’
In ‘Amazing Rumor 2: Counter Punch,’ the story continues with the Counters facing an even greater threat from malevolent spirits. With new abilities and the addition of fresh faces to the team, they are determined to overcome the escalating evil plaguing the human world.
The Returning Cast
Fans of Season 1 will be delighted to know that the main cast members from the first season are all making a comeback. The ensemble includes:
- Cho Byung-kyu as So-moon
- Yoo Jun-sang as Ga Mo-tak
- Kim Se-jeong as Do Ha-na
- Yum Hye-ran as Chu Mae-ok
- Ahn Suk-hwan as Choi Jang-mool
New Additions to the Cast
o add more excitement to the series, several talented actors are joining the cast for Season 2:
Jin Sun-kyu will take on the role of Ju-seok, an enthusiastic firefighter and So-moon’s close friend.
Kang Ki-young and Kim Hee-ra will portray malevolent spirits, with Kang Ki-young as Pung-gwang, a malevolent spirit aspiring to become the top predator, and Kim Hee-ra as Gelli, a pure evil spirit.
Yoo In-soo will play the role of Jeok-bong, a new member of the Counters.
Season 1’s Success and Expectations for Season 2
The first season of ‘Amazing Rumor’ received immense love from viewers for its fresh world-building, exhilarating demon-slaying scenes, gripping action, and underlying humanism. The drama achieved an average nationwide rating of 11%, with a peak of 11.9% on paid platforms (provided by Nielsen Korea), securing the top spot among OCN’s all-time highest-rated dramas.
With the returning original cast and intriguing new additions, fans are eagerly anticipating the chemistry between characters and how the story will unfold in Season 2. However, it’s worth noting that there might be some impact on the show’s popularity due to controversies surrounding Cho Byung-kyu, who plays the lead role.
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