Sweet Home 2 (2023) K-Drama Cast & Character Guide: Who stars in this supernatural horror?

Sweet Home 2 K-Drama Cast & Character Guide

Welcome to our comprehensive cast and character guide, serving as your essential companion as we delve into the captivating world of Sweet Home Season 2.

Here, we’ll introduce you to the ensemble of main characters that drive the story’s heart and soul, along with the director, writer and any supporting characters worth mentioning too. To help you along, we’ll also break down what else they’ve been in.

So without further ado, here is the cast starring in Sweet Home 2:

DIRECTOR – Lee Eung-bok

Lee Eung-bok is a celebrated Korean director who has been nominated several times at prestigious award shows for his successful hits. K-drama fans are bound to have seen at least a couple of his shows. Some notable ones are Dream High, Descendants of the Sun, Goblin, Mr. Sunshine, Jirisan and Sweet Home.

WRITERS – Kim Carnby, Hong So-ri, Kim Hyung-min, Park So-jung

Kim Carnby is the writer of the original comic Sweet Home on which the K-drama is based. Hong So-ri, Kim Hyung-min and Park So-jung are the scriptwriters of the show. Kim Hyung-min is also known for the 2022 ENA K-drama, Unlock My Boss with Park Sung-woong and Chae Jong-hyeop.


Song Kang as Cha Hyun-soo

Cha Hyun-soo returns as the depressed high school student who finds a new purpose when he is accidentally infected. However, instead of becoming a danger to the Green Home residents, he becomes an ally, fighting off the monsters and inside threats. Season 2 begins with him imprisoned as the military enters the picture.

Song Kang is known as Netflix Korea’s son, having starred in several Originals like Love Alarm, Nevertheless and Navillera. He currently is also leading the ongoing K-drama, My Demon. He was the lead in the prequel of Sweet Home and will also be in the sequel, Sweet Home 3.

Lee Jin-wook as Pyeon Sang-wook

Sang-wook is the mysterious stranger who has no qualms about using violence to protect Green Home from the monster invasion. But it is Yoo-ri who is the source of his motivation. Unfortunately, things are not looking well as she dies and he seems to be on the brink of death as well by the end of season 1.

In the season 1 finale, there is that truck driver saving Hyun-soo who may either be Sang-wook or a monster looking like him. The monster returns in season 2 as he constantly goads the imprisoned Hyun-soo to abandon humanity.

Lee Jin-wook is a fixture in the Korean acting industry since 2004. He has played the lead in several famous Korean movies like The Beauty Inside, Time Renegades, High Society and A Year-End Medley. As for his K-dramas, he is most popularly known for leading Voice 2 and Bulgasal: Immortal Souls. He is also set to star in another superhit Netflix Original, Squid Game Season 2.

Lee Si-young as Seo Yi-kyung

Yi-kyung is the badass and pregnant firefighter who can hold her own against the monsters. Throughout season 1, she keeps to herself and has a no-nonsense attitude. But it is more or less to hide her pain as she easily surrenders to the comfort of the older residents. We do wonder if her missing fiance will show up in season 2…

Lee Si-young is an all-rounder from being a boxer and model to a variety show regular, having shot to fame by being cast opposite Shinhwa’s Jun Jin in We Got Married. She has been in several popular movies like The Divine Move and No Mercy. Early fans may have recognised her from Boys Over Flowers but she has gone on to lead popular K-dramas like The Guardians, Sweet Home and Grid. She is set to play Teresa in the Korean remake of The Mentalist.

Park Gyu-young as Yoon Ji-su

Ji-su is yet another female baddie that everyone loves, especially poor Jae-heon. She is the punk-rock bassist who chain smokes and saves everyone with her trusty baseball bat. However, after the death of Jae-heon, for whom she may have had feelings, her spirit is broken. 

Park Gyu-young has been a constant in the K-drama scene for the past few years after having shot to new heights of fame in It’s Okay To Not Be Okay. Since then, she has been on a roll with several lead roles in hit K-dramas like Sweet Home, The Devil Judge, Dali and Cocky Prince, Celebrity and A Good Day To Be A Dog.

Go Min-si as Lee Eun-yoo

Lee Eun-yoo is one of the teens who acts tough and cool but in all honesty, is a sweet and softhearted person who saves Hyun-soo in several ways. She constantly bickers with her brother but is heartbroken when he stays back to buy them time, which inevitably leads to his death.

Go Min-si quite recently won Best New Actress at the 44th Blue Dragon Film Awards for her role in Smugglers. However, she is far from a rookie in the K-drama world ever since she starred alongside co-star Song Kang in Love Alarm. She has since been leading shows like Secret Boutique, Sweet Home and Youth of May.

Yoo Oh-sung as Tak In-hwan

A new face, not much is known about Sergeant Tak In-hwan except for the fact that he leads the Special Forces Guard. He will also be in Sweet Home Season 3.

Yoo Oh-sung has been acting in several popular movies and shows since the 90s in supporting and lead roles with around 48 projects to his name so far like Beat, The Spy and Friend. Quite recently he has been seen on-screen with Welcome to Samdalri, The Veil and My Country: The New Age. He was also part of the vast ensemble cast in the historical action movie, The Great Battle.

Oh Jung-se as Dr. Lim

Another new face, Dr. Lim is one of the few medical experts who survived and is responsible for coming up with a vaccine. He seems deranged in the trailer as he calls humanity a virus and monsters as vaccines. This inadvertently leads to experiments on our favourite monster humans. He too will return for season 3.

Gone are the days of Oh Jung-se as the loveable Moon Sang-tae in It’s Okay to Not Be Okay. Since then, he has been showing his range by dabbling in various lead roles in K-dramas like The Good Detective, Jirisan, Revenant and Death’s Game.

Kim Mu-yeol as Kim Young-hoo

Former UDT Sergeant Kim Young-hoo is the second-in-command of the Guard Corps and has a righteous personality as he insists on following the rules. He doesn’t trust anyone and has a single-minded goal, to keep the human survivors safe. He will be in season 3 as well.

Musical actor Kim Mu-yeol is branching out and has found success in the K-movie industry as well with movies like The Scam, War of the Arrows, Forgotten and Ballerina. He is no stranger to K-dramas either. He has been leading back-to-back shows since 2022 with Grid, Juvenile Justice, Trolley and High Cookie.

Jung Jin-young as Park Chan-young

Another recurring character in seasons 2 and 3, Park Chan-young is one of the soldiers of the Guard. He is seen on a mission with Eun-yoo at some point.

While K-pop fans may recognise B1A4’s leader Jin-young, he has gone on to cement his position as an actor since 2012 with several iconic shows like Police University, Love in the Moonlight and Persevere Goo Hae Ra.

Other Cast

Kim Shin-rok as Chief Ji
Hyun Bong-sik as Wang Ho-sang
Kim Hee-jung as Cha Jin-ok, Min-joo’s mother
Kim Shi-ah as Ah Yi, Seo Yi-kyung’s daughter
Yoon Se-ah as Seon-hwa, Jun-il’s mother
Heo Nam-jun as Kang Seung-wan

What do you hope to see as the series progresses? What’s been your favorite moment of Sweet Home so far? Let us know in the comments below!

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