Teo Yoo cast in The Recruit S2 – no surprise as he’s THE Korean actor destined to make it big in Hollywood

Korean actor Teo Yoo has been cast in Season 2 of the Netflix spy thriller The Recruit

When you look at the current group of popular male Korean actors, it is obvious Teo Yoo is at the top of the pack when it comes to one of the few with the highest chances of becoming a big Hollywood star.

After all, unlike many other South Korean actors, not only does Teo Yoo speak English fluently (he speaks Korean and German as well as he was born in Germany to Korean parents), he is also an incredibly talented actor who has already been involved in several successful international projects.

They include his performance in this year’s critically-acclaimed indie American romantic drama Past Lives alongside Greta Lee and John Magaro, as well as his portrayal of Viktor Tsoi in the Russian musical film Leto.

Throw in the 42-year-old actor’s starring role in the hit Netflix drama Love to Hate You, which also premiered on the streaming channel in 2023, and it is obvious if any Korean actor deserves to become a big Hollywood star, it’s Teo Yoo.

Who will Teo Yoo play in The Recruit, Season 2?

So, to hear Teo Yoo has now been cast in Season 2 of the American spy adventure The Recruit isn’t surprising at all.

As, if I had to pick a South Korean actor to play the part of a South Korean National Intelligence Service (NIS) agent in a spy thriller, the first name to come into my mind would be Teo Yoo’s.

According to Korean media, Yoo’s character will be called Jang Kyun, and he is an agent who risks himself to protect the people he cares about.

That Teo Yoo has played nothing but parts you can absolutely empathize with over the last few years, would put him at the top of my list as well.

Being trained in acting via the prestigious Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in New York and the iconic Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London hasn’t hurt his chances much either.

As for The Recruit, Season 2, there is no word yet on when filming will begin or when the drama will premiere on Netflix but, we will keep you informed as soon as we find out.

Meanwhile, I highly recommend you watch Teo Yoo’s superb performance in the Netflix rom-com Love To Hate You because, as Korean dramas go, it is one of the best of the year.

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About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.