Dream High 2 (Korean: 드림하이 2) is a South Korean television drama series broadcast by KBS in 2012. It stars Kang Sora, 2AM‘s Jinwoon, T-ara‘s Jiyeon, SISTAR‘s Hyorin, JB, Jr., and Park Seo Joon. Its 16-episode run started airing on 30 January 2012 and finished on 20 March 2012. Despite being the sequel to the successful first season Dream High, Dream High 2 couldn’t reach the viewership ratings of its predecessor.
Like its predecessor Dream High, it follows a group of students at the Kirin High School of Art stars who pursue their dream of becoming K-pop stars. However, it has a slightly different plot with a completely new group of students.
After going into financial bankruptcy, Kirin High School is taken over by Oz Entertainment. The company then transfers its own young trainees to circumvent a law requiring under-age entertainers to study for a set amount of time. Then, competition brews between the troubled students at Kirin High and the newly transferred Oz Entertainment trainees.
Although Shin Hae-sung (Kang Sora) enters Kirin High School with a high exam score, she has a poor score in performance. She meets and befriends fellow students, Jin Yoo-jin (Jung Jin-woon) and JB. Yoo-jin, who originally got into the entertainment industry as a child actor, is now troubled by his dreams of becoming a pop star as he tries to cope with the pain of his parent’s divorce. JB, a member of a famous group Eden, develops feelings for Hae-sung and dates her later on.
Rian (Jiyeon), a member of a famous girl group called “HershE”, chases after JB, who was once her boyfriend. Meanwhile, Yoo-jin, who also likes Hae-sung, tries to separate the couple with Rian. Later on, Rian and Yoo-jin give up and end up as a couple together.
Hae-sung later becomes a famous composer and director, JB ends up as a trainee, Rian become a Hallyu idol and Yoo-jin become a rock music teacher at Kirin High School.
- Kang Sora as Shin Hae-sung
- JB as himself/Jang Woo-jae (I:dn Member)
- Jinwoon as Jin Yoo-jin
- Ji-yeon as Rian/Lee Ji-kyung (HershE Member)
- Hyorin as Nana/Kim Jae-hee (HershE Member)
- Park Seo-joon as Si-woo (I:dn Member)
- Ailee as herself (HershE Member)
- Jr. as Jung Ui-bong
- Yoo So-young as Park Soon-dong
- Kim Jisoo as Park Hong-joo
- Jung Yeon-Joo as Lee Seul
- Park Jin-young as Yang Jin-man (English Teacher)
- Kwon Hae-hyo as Joo Jung-wan (Principal)
- Kim Jung-tae as Lee Kang-chul (President)
- Choi Yeo-jin as Ahn Tae-yeon (Vocal Teacher)
- Park Kahi as Hyun Ji-soo (Dance Teacher)
- Kim Soo-hyun as Song Sam-dong (ep 1)
- IU as Kim Pil-sook (ep 1)
- Toxic as band performing with Yoo-jin in Hongdae (ep 1)
- MYNAME as OZ Entertainment idol group (ep 2)
- Boyfriend as themselves (ep 2)
- PSY as trainer coach (ep 5)
- Yeeun as herself (ep 9)
- miss A as themselves (ep 15)
- Park Jin-young as himself (ep 16)
- Yoon Hee-suk as Shin Jae-in
- Hwang Mi-sun as Rian’s mother
- Jung Kyu-soo as Hae-sung’s father
- No Jung-ui as Shin Hae-poong (Hae-sung’s sister)