The new season of “1 Night 2 Days” is all but set to roll with its first episode scheduled to air on KBS over the coming weekend. “1N2D” fans and variety watchers alike have already been abuzz with anticipation, but the new cast has nevertheless gotten together in a press conference to introduce the show to the public.
All seven cast members of the “1N2D” Season 2 were present at the event in Seoul, including the cast members from Season 1, Kim Jong Min, Lee Soo Geun and Uhm Tae Woong. The occasion doubled with the formal presentation of the four new cast members, Kim Seung Woo, Cha Tae Hyun, Joo Won and Sung Si Kyung. It was the first time all Season 2 cast members were together apart from their first filming, which was reportedly completed on February 24.
“We saw that there was a lot of interest and expectations facing us, so that was a point of worry and concern. We know that, but despite that, I have decided to appear in this show,” Kim Seung Woo said as the opening for the new cast members. “I enjoyed the first shoot beyond what I initially thought. Also, it was going to be harder work than I thought. But I have happily met with these good folks and I think we could give you a good show.”
Cha Tae Hyun echoed the sentiment of the fun first shoot. “Personally, there are a lot of expectations,” he said. “We seem to have the a lot of attention pointing towards us. The first week will seem to be more a self-introduction, so I think the succeeding broadcasts will be more fun.”
Sung Si Kyung added, “I was there for fun, and I wasn’t scared of anything.”
Season 1 veteran Uhm Tae Woong remarked on the camaraderie between the two seasons’ cast members. He said, “It went well. Right at the beginning, the new members were worried, but after 20 to 30 minutes, everyone became tight. We thought it would be awkward, but we had fun. I think it would really be fun since we are expected to go on a trip.”
Kim Jong Min, meanwhile, became sentimental about the first broadcast. “The first shooting is really a memory. Back in 2007, when we first shot for ‘1N2D,’ I find that still memorable. The first broadcast is also really memorable.”
Lee Soo Geun commented, “The new members pulled their weight. Most thought since they were actors, they were going to be delightful to shoot. Kim Seung Woo did not sleep for three days and then slept through the first shoot. Our viewers are going to enjoy watching this.”
The new season of “1N2D” will have Choi Jae Hyung as the PD in charge. The first filming was completed in Incheon and the first episode is set to air on March 4.