“Youn’s Kitchen” Reported For New Season + tvN And Agencies Of Park Seo Joon And Jung Yu Mi Respond To Reports
“Youn’s Kitchen” may be returning for a new season!
On October 27, Starnews reported that “Youn’s Kitchen” has currently begun preparing for production with the goal of filming the new season in early December, while the previous cast members are coordinating their schedules with the production team.
In response to the report, a representative of tvN shared, “Na Young Suk PD (producing director) is preparing a program about running a restaurant overseas.” However, they further stated that it is still in the initial planning stage and nothing about the program’s title, release period, or any other specific details have been confirmed.
Accordingly, the agencies of original cast members Park Seo Joon and Jung Yu Mi have also confirmed that both actors have received offers to return and are considering appearing in the sequel to “Youn’s Kitchen,” but nothing is confirmed yet.
A representative from Park Seo Joon’s agency Awesome Ent stated, “It is true a discussion with the production team of ‘Youn’s Kitchen’ took place, but there is nothing established yet.” Jung Yu Mi’s agency Management SOOP also gave a similar statement.
Directed by Na Young Suk, “Yoon’s Kitchen” is a program that shows the journey of Korea’s top stars setting up a small Korean restaurant overseas with veteran actress Youn Yuh Jung as the main chef.
Season 1, which debuted in March 2017, followed the cast (Youn Yuh Jung, Shin Goo, Lee Seo Jin, and Jung Yu Mi) on their journey to open a pop-up restaurant in Gili Trawangan, a tropical island in Bali, Indonesia. It received great love from viewers, recording an average rating of 14.1 percent according to Nielsen Korea.
In January 2018, Season 2 was broadcast. Joined by Park Seo Joon along with the original cast members Youn Yuh Jung, Lee Seo Jin, and Jung Yu Mi, they opened a restaurant in Garachico, Tenerife, Spain, and also achieved great success with an average rating of 16 percent.
However, as overseas filming became difficult in the aftermath of COVID-19 in 2021, instead of “Youn’s Kitchen,” the production team introduced the spin-off program “Youn’s Stay” with the cast from Season 2 and the addition of Choi Woo Shik and filmed in Korea.
This year, as the world gradually recovers from the pandemic, viewers’ expectations are rising to see if “Youn’s Kitchen” will indeed return with a new season.
Stay tuned for more updates!
While waiting, catch “Youn’s Kitchen” Season 2 below!