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IRIS II [ II] - Korean Drama 2013
IRIS 2: The New Generation
One of the most anticipated action blockbuster Korean drama IRIS 2 is shaping up splendidly and all the released teasers as well as the main casts heart-stopping thrilling performance at KBS Drama Awards 2012 have raised my expectations even higher.
I'm a huge fans of both IRIS and Athena: Goddess of War (strangely and contrary to many other viewers, I like Athena better than IRIS - probably because I was slightly unhappy with IRIS' slow-moving plot in the earlier episodes and its abrupt ending). I hope that IRIS 2 will focus on the plots that were left hanging in IRIS.
Based on the released news and/or rumors which I take with a grain of salt; IRIS 2 will focus on resolving the mystery behind [note: spoiler alert!] Hyun Joon's (Lee Byung Hun) death, Baek San's and IRIS organization as well as Mr Black (a very secretive controller who controls Baek San's every move). So far, IRIS 2 looks good!
Jang Hyuk (I still have a hard time accepting his IRIS 2 hairstyle, but I know I'll watch it for his acting - not for his hairstyle) will be reunited with Lee Da Hae for the third time. They always have palpable chemistry, so maybe we'll see the birth of a new memorable kiss! (candy kiss is still one of my favorite kiss in the Korean dramaland). But Jang Hyuk will have a competitor - a good looking, talented Doo Jun. Their characters will form a love triangle, excited to see how the writer will stir this love triangle plot.
Lee Bum Soo (he's going to fight against Jang Hyuk? Bring it on!) will be playing as a North Korean agent, and Kim So Yeon will also return to reprise her role as an excellent and most trusted North Korean agent. Her family is brutally murdered in Athena (and I really hate it).
Kim Young Chul will also return in IRIS 2 as the leader of IRIS, last time he was arrested, so how he'll escape and how he'll fight against the new secret agents will definitely heighten up the pace. Yoon Jae Mon who was NSS Chief will also reprise his role in IRIS 2 as well as Yoon Joo Sang.
There will be one dead character from IRIS making his appearance on IRIS 2! I first saw a very quick glimpse of his character on the teaser shown during KBS Drama Awards 2012 and the production confirmed it through the statement released on February 3, 2013.
More casts info & brief description can be found below.
Details & Casts
Number of Episodes: 20
KBS2: February 13, 2013 - April 18, 2013 on KBS2 every Wednesday & Thursday 21.55KST
KBSWorld (with English Subtitle): March 6, 2013 - TBA on KBSWorld every Wednesday & Thursday 22.00KST; Thursday & Friday 06:00KST and Saturday 14:40KST
- Jang Hyuk as Jeong Yoo Gun
- Lee Da Hae as Ji Soo Yeon
- Lee Bum Soo as Yoo Joong Won
- Oh Yun Soo as Choi Min
- Doo Jun (B2ST) as Seo Hyun Woo
- Im Soo Hyang as Kim Yeon Hwa
- Lee Joon (MBLAQ) as Yoon Si Hyuk
- Kim Young Chul as Baek San
- Jung Suk Won as young Baek San
Check the rest of IRIS 2 Casts on wiki.d-addicts
Production Directors: Pyo Min Soo (Full House, Coffee House, The World That They Live In), Kim Tae Hoon (Athena)
Scriptwriter: Jo Gyu Won (IRIS)
Production House: Taewon Entertainment
Official Website: IRIS 2
IRIS 2 Preview (English Sub) & Teasers
Yoo Gun (Jang Hyuk): Team leader of National Security Service (NSS) TF-A team. He also secretly in charge to solve the mystery behind Baek San and IRIS organization. His personality changes dramatically from warm to cold as he deals and struggles with the tasks surrounding IRIS & Baek San.
Ji Soo Yeon (Lee Da Hae): an excellent pistol shooter, she's an Olympic gold medalist. Hired as a secret agent and joined TF-A team.
Yoo Joong Won (Lee Bum Soo): a North Korean Secret Agent who gets involved with NSS & IRIS when he undertakes a secret mission overseas.
Choi Min (Oh Yun Soo): NSS Deputy Director, she's trying her best to unify her team members who have distinct personalities.
Seo Hyun Woo (Yoon Doo Jun): a multitalented NSS Secret Agent. He speaks foreign languages, able to break computer code easily, a great shooter and excels in martial art; he'll entangle in a love triangle with Yoo Gun & Soo Yeon.
IRIS 2 Official OST Music Videos
- G.O & Mir (of MBLAQ): Foolish Me
- So Hyang: Don't Forget Me
- Beast: Black Paradise
- Noel: What Is It Like
- Davichi: Don't You Know
IRIS 2 OST List
IRIS 2 OST Part 1 - Released February 13, 2013
Don't You Know by Davichi
IRIS 2 OST Part 2 - Released February 20, 2013
What Is It Like by Noel
IRIS 2 OST Part 3 - Released February 27, 2013
Black Paradise by BEAST
IRIS 2 OST Part 3.5 - Released March 6, 2013
Don't Forget Me (IRIS OST Remake) by So Hyang
IRIS 2 OST Part 4 - Released March 13, 2013
I Love You by Soul Cry
IRIS 2 OST Part 5 - Released March 20, 2013
Foolish Me by G.O & Mir (of MBLAQ)
IRIS 2 Casts - Star Date (with English Sub)
Although IRIS 2 is a sequel of IRIS, the story may not follow IRIS, and the characters (except Baek San) are also totally different, however, to grasp some understanding about IRIS organization, I highly recommend IRIS before we dive down to IRIS 2.