Descendants of the Sun (DOTS) 2 is intended to be KBS Network?s follow up after the k-drama?s successful first season. However, speculations are rife that Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki are not returning due to the sequel?s new plot.
The wartime themed drama became so popular worldwide and ended with record-breaking ratings last April. Its success has reportedly prompted producers to come up with a second installment, supposedly slated for 2017.
However, recent reports claim that Descendants of the Sun 2 will not be a continuation of Season 1. Its new plot will allegedly make it a Korean version of the hit US crime drama Criminal Minds.
The surprising change is supposedly due to the departure of the k-drama?s original writer, Won Seok. This allegedly forced production people to look for a completely new story that will still please DOTS fans.
There is still no official information about the new storyline. No one from KBS has confirmed if the new installment will really be similar to Criminal Minds. However, the rumored new direction might no longer require old characters like Yoo Shi-Jin and Kang Mo-Yeon. This means that it is likely for Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki to not return anymore.
There have already been previous reports that the former lead stars will not reprise their roles in Descendants of the Sun Season 2. Rumors were fueled after Song Joong Ki admitted that he is tired of the constant public scrutiny and lack of privacy.
The Hallyu heartthrob supposedly needs more than a year to rest before doing new TV and movie projects. If the said timetable is accurate, then it is possible for the 30-year-old actor to really not join the sequel.
There have also been rumors that both Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo have declined the second installment. The popular love team supposedly got forced to beg off due to their busy individual schedules.
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