Earlier this year, Netflix introduced it’s first-ever Korean original variety program with “Busted!”, much to the delight of Hallyu fans.
During Netflix’s recent “See What’s Next: Asia” media event in Singapore, we were given a few tidbits on “Busted!” season 2. During the panel session and media interview, showrunner Chang Hyukjae and Park Min Young discussed what viewers can expect from the upcoming season, the mini shake up to the superstar line-up, and more.
1. “Busted!” Season 2
Production is currently underway for the brand new season. Fans can expect more thrilling mysteries, more drama, and better chemistry from the cast. “Busted!” will continue to remain unscripted – so expect the producers to up the stakes. Chang Hyukjae himself announced that each episode will move at a faster pace and running time will be shorter as compared to season 1.
2. Lee Kwang Soo out
Back in September, it was rumoured that Lee Kwang Soo won’t be participating in season 2 due to prior commitments. It was a question mark as to which star was asked to replace Lee Kwang Soo; even his costars were in the dark.
“Kwang Soo left so I guessed someone would be joining us. I tried guessing but I always got it wrong, so I gave up,” Min Young told us. Fret not though, the actress assured that Kwang Soo will be back if Netflix decided to renew “Busted!” for a 3rd season.
3. Meet the new detective Lee Seung Gi
There’s another K-pop star in the house besides EXO’s Sehun. Lee Seung Gi (이승기) is set to charm viewers with his star power and adorable personality. Known as the “Ballad King” to music lovers, the 31-year-old triple threat entertainer has also garnered recognition in “A Korean Odyssey” and “1 Night 2 Days”.
“Lee Seung Gi participated in the 2nd season. He appeared on our show without knowing anything. We only gave him the background information of him participating on our show as a new detective member. He showed his unique charm of always working hard and looking smart, but at the same time, sometimes sloppy,” teased Hyukjae. The producer also added that they’ve already established a working relationship prior to this.
4. Have the “Busted!” improved their skills?
The short answer is yes. Min Young, who showed exceptional skills in solving various challenges in season 1, admitted that the stakes are now higher. “Jong Min studied Sudoku,” she shared, before revealing that her costars have been doing their homework in order to be better investigators.
5. When will season 2 air?
Netflix is currently tight-lipped about this. As at time of writing, we can confirm that the 1st episode has already been shot. There’s no word yet if “Busted!” season 2 will continue the trend of churning out 10 episodes. Hopefully we’ll get more details soon.
“Busted!” season 1 is available on Netflix.