Lee Yoo Jin From Produce 101 Season 2 Confirmed To Fill In For Shinees Onew On Age Of Youth 2

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Lee Yoo Jin From Produce 101 Season 2 In Talks To Fill In For SHINees Onew + Age Of Youth 2 Responds
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Lee Yoo Jin From Produce 101 Season 2 In Talks To Fill In For SHINees Onew + Age Of Youth 2 Responds

JTBC has responded to reports that former Produce 101 Season 2 contestant Lee Yoo Jin will be playing Han Seung Yeons love interest in Age of Youth 2.

On August 16, an industry source reported that Lee Yoo Jin will be filling in for SHINees Onew, who left the show in light of his recent controversy.

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A source from the drama, however, responded that nothing has been confirmed yet.

Age of Youth 2 is set to begin airing on August 25.

Lee Yoo Jin From “Produce 101 Season 2” Confirmed To Fill In For SHINee’s Onew On Age Of Youth 2
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Lee Yoo Jin From “Produce 101 Season 2” Confirmed To Fill In For SHINee’s Onew On Age Of Youth 2

Lee Yoo Jin has been confirmed to star in Age of Youth 2.

Although he was reported to be in talks a couple days ago, JTBC and the actors agency Namoo Actors confirmed on August 18 that he will be starring in the drama. He will begin filming next week.

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Lee Yoo Jin will be taking on the role of Kwon Ho Chang, a character who was bullied during his school days due to hints of autism. Han Seung Yeons character Jung Ye Eun has trauma from dating violence, and the two characters will help each other heal their pains. SHINees Onew was previously cast in the role, but he has stepped out in light of his recent controversy.

SHINees Onew Confirmed To Be Leaving Age Of Youth 2 In Light Of Recent Controversy
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SHINees Onew Confirmed To Be Leaving Age Of Youth 2 In Light Of Recent Controversy

Earlier, one media outlet reported that Onews departure from JTBCs Age of Youth 2 had been confirmed in light of criticism surrounding his recent sexual harassment case.

Initially, Age of Youth 2 stated that nothing had been confirmed regarding his leave from the show as of yet; however, on August 16, SM Entertainment released a statement and said, [Onews] departure from the show has been confirmed after discussions with the production staff of Age of Youth 2.'

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'Produce 101's Lee Yoo Jin confirmed for Onew's spot on 'Youth Generation 2'
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'Produce 101's Lee Yoo Jin confirmed for Onew's spot on 'Youth Generation 2'

SHINee Onew's replacement actor in JTBC's upcoming drama 'Youth Generation 2' has been confirmed.

SEE ALSO: 'Produce 101's Lee Yoo Jin in talks to take Onew's role on 'Youth Generation 2'

The role will be going to 'Produce 101' season 2's Lee Yoo Jin, under Namoo Actors. Lee Yoo Jin will be taking on Onew's character Kwon Ho Chang, an engineering student who knows nothing about dating. He will be a source of healing and growth for Jung Ye Eun (played by Seungyeon), who has a traumatic past from dating violence.

Produce 101 Season 2 Idol Group Management Agency Confirmed + Details About Contract
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Produce 101 Season 2 Idol Group Management Agency Confirmed + Details About Contract

On June 6, a representative from YMC Entertainment confirmed, We have signed an exclusive contract to be the management agency of the idol group that comes out of Mnets Produce 101 Season 2. We put together a contract that is similar to the contract we signed with I.O.I last year. We predict that the group [from Season 2] will promote together until December of this year.

Meanwhile, YMC Entertainment, which is home to artists like Jessi and Ailee, was in charge of the debut and follow up activities of girl group I.O.I from the first season of Mnets Produce 101. I.O.I wrapped up their promotions as a group with their final concert series this past January.