“Answer Me 1997” was a 2012 cable drama hit that centered around the 1990s K-Pop fandom and with its success, tvN has been planning a second season as part of a “Reply” series.
There has been a lot of rumors and speculation regarding the focus of the new series and recently, on April 4, it was reported by a Korean news outlet that the second season will be about the basketball craze that consumed South Korea in the early 1990s. College basketball stars Lee Sang Min and Woo Ji Won were the hottest celebrities during that era with a fandom that rivaled the most popular K-Pop idols of that time. According to the report, the writers were interviewing the fanclub members of these stars, leading to conclusion that the new series would be about fandom like the previous one, but specifically about basketball.
However, new reports have come out contradicting the original source, with a representative from the drama production team saying, “It seems the news about the basketball plot came out while we were gathering different sources for the drama.” The rep continued, “It is still too early to say we have settled on a focus for season 2.”
Expectations for the second season are high as “Answer Me 1997” was praised for its realistic details and perspective into the 90s K-Pop fandom culture and elevated Seo In Guk and A Pink’s Jung Eunji‘s popularity to another level. While the second season is expected to air in the latter half of 2013, the plot focus still seems to be undecided.
What do the readers think? Was it a media play to see people’s reaction to a possible plot focus? Do you like the idea of a basketball fandom drama? What do you want the second season to be about?