Cast of SBS hit Penthouse is back for a second season in newest teaser
The cast and crew of SBS drama Penthouse is gearing up for season 2 and a new video teaser has been released featuring the main cast. The first season of Penthouse was a big success for SBS, surpassing 30% in ratings and also ranking number one as most watched drama for seven weeks on Korea’s streaming platform Wavve.
The second season picks up from where the previous season left off and continues to explore the upper class residents of a luxury penthouse as they war over social status and all the trappings that come with great wealth. For season 2, the main question being how far people will go for the sake of revenge and to protect their children – and to satisfy their own greed and ambitions.
Most of the main cast make an appearance in the newest video teaser, with Kim So-yeon (Mother of Mine) and Yoon Jong-hoon (Memorist) back as part of one family unit, Eugene (All About My Mom) and Kim Hyun-soo (Solomon’s Perjury) as mother-daughter, and with Eom Ki-joon (Heart Surgeons) and Kim Young-dae (Cheat on Me, If You Can) as father-son. Their fellow cast members Bong Tae-kyu (Doctor Detective), Shin Eun-kyung (An Empress’s Dignity), and Park Eun-seok (Doctor Prisoner) also make an appearance in the video.
The new teaser takes us through a wild sequence of events. As the calculating Eom Ki-joon declares, “I think I met my true soulmate for life,” we see prima donna Kim So-yeon performing on stage, looking very glamorous. Behind the curtains, she slips and catches herself on a railing. She looks up in tears at an unknown person off screen.
Cut to Eugene sneaking around, and someone calls to her, “Oh Yoon-ah!” and Eugene speaks to Kim So-yeon, “Why are you so scared, Chun Seo-jin?” Meanwhile, Kim Hyun-soo is still getting terrorized at school and she wearily complains that she keeps getting ostracized again and again. The ever empathetic Kim Young-dae starts to explain, “Rona and I…” But a female voice responds, “We don’t need to be uncomfortable with each other.”
We jump to a poker night where Yoon Jong-hoon, lawyer Bong Tae-kyu, and nouveau riche Shin Eun-kyung are seated together. Bong looks in shock at the contents of the briefcase and agrees, “That woman really was something else.” Kim So-yeon confronts husband Yoon afterwards and he scoffs, “My coming back must really be worrying to you.”
The teaser comes to an end with a close-up on Eom Ki-joon as he smiles and pays a compliment, “Just as I thought, you really are an impressive woman.” It cuts to Kim So-yeon immersed under icy water and Eugene throws down the gauntlet (again), “I still haven’t started anything yet.”
Since Penthouse was so huge for SBS, suffice to say there is a lot of anticipation and pressure for the next season. But we’re in reliable hands with the production team continuing to be led by PD Joo Dong-min in the director’s chair and writer Kim Soon-ok penning the scripts.
The new season for Penthouse premieres next month on February 19, and will be airing Fridays and Saturdays on SBS.
Via Sports Chosun