Our next favorite variety show is coming soon, and its cast is literally unbelievable!
Youth MT is an upcoming Korean variety show for TVING by Director Kim Seong Yoon. He is known for hit K-Dramas such as KBS‘s Love in the Moonlight, JTBC‘s Itaewon Class, and Netflix‘s The Sound of Magic. So, the variety show’s cast features the stars of his dramas; it’s like a reunion! Looking at the lineup, we imagine the budget was out of this world!
Here are all 15 of the actors confirmed for Youth MT...
1. Park Seo Joon
Beloved actor Park Seo Joon is best known for starring in K-Dramas Kill Me, Heal Me (2015), She Was Pretty (2015), Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016–2017), Fight for My Way (2017), What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim (2018), and Itaewon Class (2020). He is confirmed to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe too.
2. Park Bo Gum
Another household name is none other than Park Bo Gum due to his diverse roles as a psychopathic lawyer in Hello Monster (2015), a genius Go player in Reply 1988 (2015–2016), a Joseon Crown Prince in Love in the Moonlight (2016), a free-spirited man who falls for an older woman in Encounter (2018), and a model who overcomes various hardships to become a successful actor in Record of Youth (2020).
3. Hwang In Yeop
Hwang In Yeop (also romanized Hwang In Youp) stole our hearts as Han Seo Jun in True Beauty (2020-2021). Most recently, he starred in The Sound of Magic and Why Her, both in 2022.
Kwak Dong Yeon may not usually be a traditional male lead, but he steals the show in all his roles. Whether it’s Adolescence Medley (2013), Modern Farmer (2014), Love in the Moonlight (2016), Gangnam Beauty (2018), My Strange Hero (2018), Never Twice (2019), or Vincenzo (2021). And that’s just to name a few!
5. Ahn Bo Hyun
While we loved to hate his character of Jang Geun Won in Itaewon Class (2020), we have all fallen in love with him in Netflix series My Name (2021), tvN K-Dramas Yumi’s Cells (2021–2022), and Military Prosecutor Doberman (2022). Yet, if you’ve been a fan of his since the start, you may also remember his roles in Descendants of the Sun (2016), Dokgo Rewind (2018), and Her Private Life (2019)!
6. Ji Hye Won
Ji Hye Won has appeared in K-Dramas It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (2020), Justice (2019), Dr. Romantic 2 (2020), and most recently, The Sound of Magic.
7. Chae Soo Bin
Chae Soo Bin rose to fame with Love in the Moonlight (2016). Since then, she has appeared in lead roles for The Rebel (2017), Strongest Deliveryman (2017), I’m Not a Robot (2017–18), Where Stars Land (2018), and A Piece of Your Mind (2020).
8. Kwon Nara
The former Hello Venus member is best known for My Mister (2018) and Itaewon Class (2020).
9. Jung Jin Young
Former B1A4 member Jinyoung has appeared in television shows Love in the Moonlight (2016), My First First Love (2019), and Police University (2021). He was recently confirmed for the upcoming seasons of Sweet Home.
10. Kim Yoo Jung
Nicknamed “Nation’s Little Sister” and “Sageuk Fairy,” Kim Yoo Jung is famous for many K-Dramas. She was a child actress, appearing in Moon Embracing the Sun (2012), May Queen (2012), Golden Rainbow (2013), Secret Door (2014), and Angry Mom (2015). Now, she is a famous female lead for K-Dramas, Love in the Moonlight (2016), Because I Love You (2017), Clean with Passion for Now (2018), Backstreet Rookie (2020), Lovers of the Red Sky (2021), and more!
11. Lee Joo Young
Lee Joo Young is best known for her supporting roles in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (2016–17) and Itaewon Class (2020). Yet, she recently landed her first lead role in OCN‘s Times (2021).
12. Choi Sung Eun
Choi Sung Eun appeared in SF8 (2020) and Beyond Evil (2021) but wowed us with her lead role in The Sound of Magic (2022).
13. Ryu Kung Soo
Ryu Kung Soo has appeared in many K-Dramas and films. His most well-known roles may be seen in Confession (2019) and Itaewon Class (2020). Recently, he also appeared in Hellbound and Lovestruck in the City.
14. Kim Bo Yoon
Kim Bo Yoon, too, acts in many Korean movies and shows. You may recognize her for Good Casting, Ms. Hammurabi, At Eighteen, and All of Us Are Dead, though.
15. Ji Chang Wook
Of course, you know actor and singer Ji Chang Wook! He has appeared in so many K-Dramas, but notably, he has starred in Warrior Baek Dong-soo (2011), Empress Ki (2013–2014), Healer (2014–2015), The K2 (2016), Suspicious Partner (2017), Melting Me Softly (2019), Backstreet Rookie (2020), Lovestruck in the City (2020-2021), and The Sound of Magic (2022).
It appears that the cast may be divided up into teams of five, too, based on the K-Drama they appeared in.
Members of each drama team mix together, play various MT games, and travel together, building new friendships and creating pleasant memories.
— Wikipedia’s description for Youth MT
So, here are the teams…
Love in the Moonlight
- Park Bo Gum
- Kim Yoo Jung
- Jung Jin Young
- Kwak Dong Yeon
- Chae Soo Bin
- Park Seo Joon
- Ahn Bo Hyun
- Kwon Nara
- Ryu Kyung Soo
- Lee Joo Young
The Sound of Magic
- Ji Chang Wook
- Choi Sung Eun
- Hwang In Youp
- Ji Hae Won
- Kim Bo Yoon
You’ll definitely want to watch this when it premieres on TVING on September 9!
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