CASTING NEWS: Chanyeol will leave Roommate, 2 female cast members added
Fans of Roommate let out a collective "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" as EXO's Chanyeol announced that he would be leaving the show at the conclusion of this season. Producers have filled the remaining spots with two more female cast members.
It's a disappointment, but it should come as no surprise that Chanyeol's schedule has become too busy to continue on the show. In the previous cast announcement, many viewers noted that the cast was running pretty short on women for season 2, but these two new faces will balance things a little:
Lee Gook Joo
The rising comedian will bring her sense of humor to the house. Will she rival Se Ho for laughs? You can see her in action in this commercial with Kim Woo Bin:
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The veteran actress, most recently seen in the drama Wonderful Mama, would be a wonderful mentor for some of the younger actors on the show!
For those of you keeping track, this means that the cast for season 2 will include original cast members Lee Dong Wook, Park Min Woo, Seo Kang Joon, Nana, and Jo Se Ho. Sunny (SNSD), Park Joon Hyung (g.o.d.), Jackson (GOT7), actor Otani Ryohei, comedian Lee Gook Joo, and actress Bae Jong Ok will join the cast for season 2.
Will you miss Chanyeol and all of his "growing" experiences? Are you happy that some of the season 1 cast is sticking around? What do you think of the new cast? Comment below!
Catch up on the latest episode of season 1: