Descendants of the Sun Season 2 update: The show will still push through despite the cancellation rumors. Fans were eager for more even after the groundbreaking Korean drama ended. However, there were news that there will be a new cast for the show, replacing Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo.
The cancellation rumors began when there were legal issues regarding Song Joong Ki’s fan meeting in Hong Kong. The organizers of the event were slammed with a $1.2 million lawsuit by a service contractor. Joong Ki may not be directly involved with the case but it was still his name that connected to the event. This earned Descendants of the Sun season 2 a negative image, resulting into the cancellation rumors.
Conflict in schedule: real reason?There are reports that the Song-Song couple may not be free in time for the sequel. Song Joong Ki still busy with his upcoming movie Battleship Island. In addition to that, the Hallyu actor was also reportedly a part of the cast of Train to Busan’s sequel.
On the other hand, Song Hye Kyo is also busy with other projects. She cites busy schedule, potential projects and modeling commitments as her reason. It is not confirmed whether these potential projects are movies or TV shows.
With the couple’s schedules, it is unclear if the DOTS epilogue will push through. This caused for rumors of a new cast to surface. However, a change in the cast may not receive the same support as the original Song-Song couple fans. These theories have caused producers to allegedly cancel filming the second season.
A Back-up Plan
KBS network supposedly has a back-up plan in case the Song-Song couple could not make it to the Descendants of the Sun season 2. The storyline will be changed and focus on supporting cast members Jin Goo and Kim Ji Won. The plot will still follow the first installment based on Jin Goo and Kim Ji Won’s perspective. Twists will be added to maintain viewership on the new plot.
Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo’s absence may cause disappointment among the Song-Song enthusiasts. But a new yet interesting storyline may fill-in for a possible hit couple in the future.