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Dream High 2 to audition cast via reality show

Dream High has announced the production of a sequel series, and that has everyone in a tizzy trying to either guess the new cast, or offer up their favorites for a fantasy version. Well, according to a KBS variety programming executive, they’re getting TWO shows in one (kaching!), because they’ll be holding a separate reality show covering auditions to find the new cast members.

Of course, not all of the cast will be selected via audition — I’m sure they’ve got idols lined up who’d dearly love that shot to break out into their acting careers — but those who make it through the reality program will get background roles. Which may even be better — imagine you’re a Dream High fan. Imagine your favorite idols get cast in the sequel. And then imagine that you get to play…their best friend. Or tormentor. Or rival, whatever.

This is quite possibly brilliant. It’s like the What’s Up auditions, juiced up and televised and turned into an entertainment property all its own. Well, the drama was known for its meta awareness and pop-culture referencing, so it only makes sense that that sequel go all-out in the meta department, yeah?

The reality auditions will be held in the latter half of the year, as they have another reality program in the works that will air first. KBS is also looking at production concepts for MC and comedian reality shows.

Dream High 2 is aiming to hit the airwaves in January 2012, co-produced again by Bae Yong-joon’s Keyeast and Park Jin-young’s JYP Entertainment. I have no interest in seeing Yonsama reprise his anemic cameo, but man oh man had they better bring back Park’s hysterically offbeat character. That dude was a scene-stealer if there ever was one. (Trivia! JYP named his character, Yang Jin-man, after the “Big 3” music-biz CEOs: There’s YG’s Yang Hyun-seok; his own name, Park Jin-young; and SM’s Lee Soo-man.) Both Bae and Park are in talks to serve as the judges for the reality program.

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OMG!

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OMG 2! Hope it will air within the year too =)

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ITS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY.

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hahahha i love your name :))
CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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an nyong haseyo..I love to watch DREAM HIGH...

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LOL your name-- you should audition! KFRIDAY KFRIDAY KFRIDAY! (O-O T_T)

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OMGG
if i can speak in Korean,
i wanna be one of the cast! LOL

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Me 2 i agree with u 100%..lol

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this is awsome!!....gr8 idea!....now before I watch this someone please give What's Up a timeslot....I've been dying to watch that forever

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Yang Jin Man, lol naming himself after the big bosses, I love that dude...by far most hilarious character xDD

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haha the guy's a genius lmao.

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YANG JIN MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's so crazy and bold, how he named his character after his rivals... :DDDD

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I was wondering if he had got Yang from YG's president. I'd love it if JYP reprises his Yang Jin-man role, his scenes were some of the best!

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this is an intriguing concept!

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why i wasn't born in Korea? :(( if they don't include jin-man i'm not going to watch. just kidding. can we have at least cameo from the actors from dream high 1? pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee

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Oh wow! I never noticed how Jin-man was named after the big three!! Haha, that's hilarious!

And a sequel? With a reality TV show on top? I'm in! Especially if the teachers are still going to be there and the original misfits make cameos!!

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Why cant they just have some of cast from DH1 and just add more characters?? I only just got to like them!! I want them all: Jason and pilsook + their cuteness, jin guk + hotness, Sam dong and hye mi + their relationship and eun Jung as the "evil" dance teacher!! Gawd I even want the teachers!!! :)

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Ugh. Please. No more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Just Dream high.. why make a sequel.. hope it wont suck.

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what i want for the drama is to have the orginal cast make their camo. i mean i could say season2 is what happened between the flash forward so it would be cute to see the cast pop in an out. like our cute Milky couple could appear as guess teachers for the day or a student of season 2 can run into on the street.

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why did everyone like this drama? aside from idol theme it was pretty average so i dont get the hype.. :(

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that's what I said too!!! I can't watch it until today... everybody likes different things so our tastes are different from each other...

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i watched it until 11 episode and then stopped..without a reason..and now i just cant force myself to watch it..
it seems that i have an allergy to popular dramas like Dream High,Playful Kiss,You are beautiful and so on :( kind of sad..lol

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I LOVED Dream High to death but I can understand that feeling. When people hype things up so much I can't force myself to watch it. That's why I rarely watch hyped Western films until years after they come out lol....still haven't watched Benjamin Button.

I guess to love it you would have to have watched it whilst it aired. Half the excitement is waiting a week to find out what happened.

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Same here. Stopped half way through although I read spoilers.

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Yes, it was pretty average (good-to-omg-stop-it-wooyoung kind of acting, predictable plot, cute ending) so I get what you mean. I ABSOLUTE FRIGGIN' loved it though. Like, rabidly loved it. So much so that I'm tracking down all T-ara vids for Eunjung and everything IU ever did. But my love for it stems from the fact that I imagined the three girls were having a secret relationship in the series

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there better be jinman! JYP is awsum..&love his character got his nme..thats cool
i hope a suju member is in the show :D

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I think this is a "brilliant' move in the part of Keyeast, JYP Entertainment, and KBS, this format has made lots of $$$ for people like Simon Cowell (X Factor, etc), Tsunku (Morning Musume, Berryz Kobo), I think DH2 auditions and drama its about to Sky rocket, and made the producer a ton of cash!

Congrats! DH2!!!!!

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Ha! I never noticed that before. JYP is definitely a smart man, I totally hope they bring his character back for the sequel.

So glad they're making a sequel, and even if it is idol-laden like the first one, I'll still watch it.

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does this mean the original cast isn't coming back?

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How about Dream High goes to College? (like Playful Kiss) That way all of the cast can come back and make everybody happy and auditions can be held for drama and/or musical student extras/chorus...

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I'm very excited for Dream high 2. I love the season 1.
But I feel very sad about What's up :(
So they planned it long time ago, that's why KBS rejected What's up >.<

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i just hope they have a really strong main actor/actress, they need another "Kim So-hyun" to carry the show....

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Oh man. I kinda want to know when they're doing auditions and so I can just show up and try out (I probably wouldn't make it; I'm not Asian and my Korean is conversational at best but I just think that it'd be awesome). It really depends on when they hold auditions, though, since I'm only there from mid-August to Christmas...

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What I wouldn't do to be a teacher on DH2! (A little old to be a student) OK, so I can't speak Korean, so what. I could be the English teacher. I could...really.

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imagine Yang Jin-man as your department head! XD

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I think they're going to bring back the actress that played teenage Hye Sun as the main heroine.

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ooh, that would be incredible! but then they'd have to bring back taecyeon in at least a minor role, since she's been harboring a childhood crush on him and we all know that fodder is too ripe for a kdrama to pass up.

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Whoa. I'd love that! After all, I shipped Hyesun-Taecyeon! Haha

And maybe, just maybe, through this sequel we'd be enlightened as to what really happened to the Misfits' post-Kirin lives just to even out the kinda ambiguous finale we got in the original.. not really bring them back, maybe cameos here and there, or references in the blog, news, etc.. Gawd.. that'd be too awesome!

Now, how do I contain this excitement? (:

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It's interesting; there have always been sequels to some of the more light-hearted, "idol" variety dramas so It's cool to see that this is no different...

I cant wait to see what happens.

I've always wanted to see what actually went down during the What's Up auditions. (there were sooo many articles)
This looks like a good compensation haha. :D

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It would be clever if they worked in the Dream High Universe meta -- a DH1 cast story line w/out necessarily having the cast readily present. I'd love to see an an ongoing K story line told through gossip and blogs, so that the DH2 cast can shine on their own, but the reality of the DH universe becomes parallel dimensionally speaking. For instance, videos of the original cast on YouTube, so they are separate but still observable... Perhaps DH2 could set three years in the future or so, allowing the original cast to be the hit group, but no longer attend the school...and we could see Hye Sun develop artistically, so that the character could have a long term story arch. This last thought reveals my feeling that combined with the reality show auditions and other brilliant tweaks Dream High could last a long long time, and hopefully maintain freshness (because its kept in a cool, dry place).

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OH GOD THE MAGIC.

And JYP better come back. I freaking loved him. ♥♥♥♥♥

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love it! i wonder if they're going to continue where the story left off, or if the sequel will just be kind of a spin - off...

2012 is so far away, i hope this pushes through : )

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This is a good idea. It will make lots of money for all concerned. Plus who knows they just might discover the next idol star. But like Dream High and so happy there will a Season 2. But can the look for better actors and bring back JYP he is just so funny!

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oh finally korea is tryng more second seasons !!! :D oh good ,what was the first drama with a second season in the history in korea ? i think is iris? no? the first in 2009 and the 2 in 2011? and then dream high too !!! despite some critic,i liked iris,it have some flaws but overall i was entertained and in some episodes i was very amazed but with dream high i really loved it

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there was a show in 2007 called 'rude ms. young-ae' that's in it's like, 8th season. and nonstop started in 2000 and had 5 or 6 seasons (: i don't know any dramas that had multiple seasons before nonstop (there might be some, though!)

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true, but weren't those sitcoms/family dramas though?

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yeah lol

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Oh!

At first I was a little opposed towards a sequel to tis amazing drama, but after reading this I'm a little intrigued. All I hope for is that they bring back the same writers. They did such an amazing job!

Anyone here know who the writers are and if I can find some of their previous works?

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dramawiki lists park hye ryun as the screenwriter: http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Park_Hye_Ryun

get karl! oh soo jung was a middling drama at best, but it's interesting to see some like it hot under her credits. she must be closely affiliated with jyp entertainment, since it was an acting vehicle for ahn sohee of the wonder girls (managed by jype).

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thank u!

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This is either going to take off, or tank really badly. Unfortunately, I hate reality shows.

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Wow. That really *is* brilliantly played on their parts -- what an opportunity to blend meta and fandom and drama until they all blur together! Looking forward to any discussions the db posse would want to have on it all!

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I understand that everyone wants their favourite characters reprising their roles, and continue to show their lives after the school. But the drama was about their journey, and they have reached their destination. I, for one, loved the drama for its concept. I think it's kinda fresh, plus their angst aren't exaggerated like other dramas, which makes it easy to watch. And the whole underdog formula really makes you root for them.

It would be great to see new people on the show, idols or not. The important thing is the journey they go through, and how their characters relate to one another in their journey. Fighting JYP! (And oh, so totally love JYP's idea for the Yang Jin Man name!)

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I wish I could be cast in this, lol.
I really do need some moolah.

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I'm not sure if a Dream High 2 will be as exciting or interesting. Dream High was awesome mostly because it was really surprising. It had a ton of heart and even exposed a dark issue in celeb life. I don't want Dream High will be like Gokusen 2 and 3. Same story, different characters.

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For all 'foreigners' who wish they can join the casts : GO FOR IT! heheh. K-pop nowadays is going global, and some of the idols are not Korean - so why not? I think JYPE already has that thought in mind too.

I agree if they bring back Hye Sung ( the girl who plays the teenage HS is a member of Idol group, right? ) as the link of DH1, and the original casts as cameo. Even though I love DH1's casts to bits I don't think I want them come back in DH2 more than as cameos. Let's start anew!

But I do really hope they keep the teachers! and Yang Jinman you're better still teaching at Kirin!!

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Yea... but the non-Korean idols are still Asians ie. Orientals and fair-skinned. The Koreans will only accept this kind. The most "non-Korean" - to me - is Nick Khun. But boys who look like him seem to be a dime a dozen in Thai entertainment. I was at a music fest in Thailand recently and I'm amazed at the number of fair-skinned male entertainers they have. All very cute looking too. So, Nick Khun is really nothing special ... in this context.

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omg Thai male actors! I completely agree about their looks; collectively, they all pretty much have the same features that make them a staid group of "handsome"

...but damn are they pretty.

Maybe this is just me, but sometimes they are prettier than their female counterparts as well >_<

(goes to rewatch Crazy Little Thing Called Love)

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awwww crazy little thing called love <3 <3

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but khun is asian in the sense he is partially oriental cuz his mum is chinese?

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sorry, but why do i find this so funny?

"but khun is asian in the sense he is partially oriental cuz his mum is chinese?"

i always think of oriental as a "flavor" instead of an ethnicity or race.. so it sounds like he's oriental tasting to me. lol.

@vision, i actually think most Thai actors are darker skinned, but use a lot of whitening make up to give them the lighter complexion, whereas Khun is actually lighter skinned compared to other Thai males.

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I'm craving for season 2! Thank God for this! I still want the old casts (though they already had their happily ever after).. get 2ne1 please!

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i can see an awesome storyline for DH2 were they to cast Park Eun Bin as Hyesung! Say, her sister is so famous, and she also wants to be an entertainer, but has always been known as "Hyemi's sister"....the angst ensues! Esp. since we know from DH1 that Hyesung also goes to Kirin!! I just love Park Eun Bin unconditionally so Im biased. But generally I like all KeyEast actors and JYP idols so any would be fine, I guess :D

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Can I play the clingy-ex-girlfriend-who-doesn't-know-what-I-don't-like-you-anymore-means?

Preferably as KSH's ex.

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Will they tell us more about Sammi in Season 2? If they do , the rating will hit high, yeah,.homecoming party with K presents garhhhhhh!

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I petition they bring back Robo-Teach, or JYP in a different character, but with the same crazy personality. I heart you Jin-man. Go Dream High. Now, just give us What's Up.

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I was hoping they'd film the drama in a warmer season, cuz spring or summer might be a nice touch to the sequel no? And we wouldn't have to see the actors' breath during scenes in inside settings. Oh well, still glad. I hope the idols cast for this sequel are experienced in acting, like ft island's hongki or t-ara's jiyeon. But then again, suzy,taec,wooyoung, and iu are all newbies and they pulled through pretty fine.

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NOOOOO! Why? I love Dream High but why? Yeah, The money. And another window to another pop idols. Maybe this wont be too bad, because they will be new characters, new stories.

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Actually. The scriptwriter named the character. JYP didn't realise until people started talking abt it and asked the scriptwriter if it's true. ;P

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Toot!! I booted BYJ out of the show, not even as judge. Simply by looking at his face, I do all tense up!! Toot!!

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I'm super excited about a DH2! DH1 was my weekly crack. I don't think that it would work with the same characters, unless they're going to bring back the teachers, which I wouldn't be opposed to. JYP was awesome in the series and probably my favorite character. The funny thing is that he's just like that in real life!

I'm so there as soon as they get this baby up and running!

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This is going to be such a money making franchise for Mr BYJ and PJY!!!! I can see Dream high 10 already...

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Can someone explain this phenom that is "Dream High"? I don't get what it's about and why there were so MAAANY idols in that show!! I've never watched it because I thought it looked sucky...now I hear there's a sequel? With other idols? W/ internet auditions....?? Wait so these idols would audition via internet...whaaaat??

OK...I AM SOO CONFUSED..HELP!!!

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woohoooo,,,if the sequel can maintain the juiciness of the original, then Im so on board!!!

I also think that Park Eun Bin will reprise her role as adult Hye Sung because 1)she was so carefully placed in the finale as a Kirin-ers(possible teaser?) 2)the girl is a Keyeast artiste, and when i check their website, is one of the few teen actors they have there so for sure BYJ would want to propel her name up there, just like the case with KSH in DH1 3)PEB is a veteran child actress, so to say, it makes sense if they hand her the lead role as she has the chops to pull it off (her resume in dramawiki is longer than most older actors!)

And then we're talking abt the idol roles - i kinda hope DH2's cast can spread beyond JYP scope, i mean the rest of 2PM members are WAY too old for high school (heck, it was hard to suspend belief that Taec doesnt look 16 at all-_-), then there are 2AM's Jinwoon or 2PM's Chansung, but thats it. TBH not too excited abt them :P Aint it cool if someone from SHINee/BEAST/MBLAQ can act in here? Some members of those groups have proven they can act (at least) decently: Kikwang, Minho, Joon. Well, cant wait to hear who's cast!

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Agreed. I want the idol cast to have some non-jyp idols but since jyp is co-producing it again, that's probably not gonna happen. And sooo agree about taec, I loled at seeing the birth year on his character profile thing, a 1993'er, so hard to believe xD . If it must be jyp idols, I think miss A's min, wg's lim and sohee, and 2am's jinwoon can pass for highschoolers, it hasn't been long since those idols graduated from highschool in real life.

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LOL! Awesome trivia, never knew that. ^_^

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I may be in the minority, but I don't like this XD I have suffer from "main-character-loyalty", it's really quite bad @[email protected]~ I don't think I can accept new main characters easily, ESPECIALLY if it's Hye-sung, and she's oh-so-much-more awesome than Hye-mi @[email protected]~

If they really do a season 2, I don't think Hye-sung should be the main character D: But oh well, I don't really have a say XD I would like to know more about our guys's lives, though ^^

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