"Dream High 2" Casts Kirin High School Principal

The highly anticipated teen music drama “Dream High 2” found its principal in actor Kim Jung Tae. Local news agencies report that the senior actor is confirmed to join the cast of the idol drama. Reports say he will play the fictional Kirin High School’s president and principal Lee Kang Chul.

The announcement of Kim Jung Tae’s place in the cast comes just after the announcement of another cast member. T-ara’s youngest member Jiyeon was only recently confirmed to join the cast. Thus far, Kim Jung Tae, Jiyeon and Park Jin Young, who is returning from the first season are the only confirmed cast members.

As earlier reported, 2AM’s Jinwoon, Sistar’s Hyorin and Kang Sora are very strong candidates to play the lead characters, who are students reaching for their dreams. Casting is expected to finish soon, though, since the drama is slated for an early 2012 broadcast, with the first episode scheduled to air on January 30.