There were earlier reports that some of the original cast, including the lead actors, may not be returning for the new season.
South Koren apocalyptic horror series, Sweet Home, was released a year ago. It was released on Netflix and became a massive hit and ranked at the first spot in nearly 70 countries and had 22 million views in just the first month. It was based on the Naver Webtoon of the same name that was created by Kim Carnby and Hwang Young-chan that had recorded over 2.1 billion net views.
The story follows a lonely high schooler Cha Hyun-Soo who moves into a new apartment after the tragic loss of his family. Soon after, a bizarre phenomenon takes over the world as humans start turning into savage monsters and wreaking terror. Hyun-Soo must team up with his apartment neighbors to fight and survive as well as hold on to their humanity.
The series starred Song Kang as Hyun-soo, Lee Jin-Wook as Pyeon Sang-Wook a mysterious man seeking revenge, Lee Si-young as Seo Yi-Kyung, a former firefighter, Park Gyu-young as Yoon Ji-soo a musician, and Lee Do-Hyun as Lee Eun-hyuk a medical who takes over as the leader when the monsters attack. There were news reports from earlier this year that stated that Lee Si Young and Park Gyu Young were the only actors from the first season who would be joining the second season as well. Koreaboo had even reported that some of the original cast, including the lead actors, may not be returning for the new season.
I finally finished Sweet Home and I LOVED IT SO MUCH. It really deserves all the recognition and praise it got. The cast, plot, CGI everything was TOP TIER. And especially i was amazed by the acting skills of a young cast. Hope we'll get a new season with the same cast🤍 pic.twitter.com/r7fzF1pqfg— nara (@kdramagalaxxy) December 23, 2021
But Soompi has now reported that Song Kang is currently in talks to reprise his role in Sweet Home and there is a high possibility that he will be returning. The actor's agency, Namoo Actors stated, “It is true that we are in discussions about it, but nothing has been confirmed yet.” Information regarding the return of the other actors is still unknown at the time.
After the series' success, the director Lee Eung-bok told Variety, "I am excited to hear Sweet Home’s unique storytelling entertained millions of audiences around the world. I would like to thank Netflix, which empowered our vision to create a Korean series about a bizarre world of monsters, as well as (local producer) Studio Dragon and every member of the cast and crew who partnered together for creating this show. Our efforts to create more meaningful works will continue."
Song Kang had already found fame with his role in the two seasons of Love Alarm before he shot to stardom with Sweet Home. His fame found new heights after he starred in the romance drama Nevertheless.