“Representative Jang” won’t be playing the same role in the second season of Produce 101. Actor Jang Geun-suk, who emceed the show in the first season, revealed that he won’t be able to join the show in the second season.
On January 16, Jang Geun-suk officially announced that he is not joining the male version of Produce 101 due to his schedule conflict.
Last year, Jang Geun-suk played a crucial role in the show as an MC, mentoring participants under the nickname “Representative Jang.” However, he can’t emcee the show in the second season because of his tight schedule.
In the meanwhile, Produce 101 Season 2 – so-called “male version of Produce 101” – is under the production process with the previous crew, except for the show’s director Han Dong-chul who recently declared independence from the Mnet.
Original article by Jung So-young
Translated by Heewon Kim