The JTBC drama recently confirmed to return for a second season with all 5 main leads - Seungyeon, Han Ye Ri, Park Hye Soo, Park Eun Bin, and Hwayoung. However, the latest reports revealed that Hwayoung is not going to be a fixed cast member but only a cameo.
On March 16, Lee Tae Gon PD of the drama explained, "The story will continue on without excluding Hwayoung but she won't be having any special parts. There will be about one or two episodes with her but she won't be continuing the story in all 12 episodes."
This means Hwayoung is excluded from the original 5 members who lived together in one house. Lee PD also revealed that a new character is most likely to appear in replacement of Hwayoung.
When asked if the change in the cast has relation to the recent T-ara controversy, Lee PD answered that the change has already been confirmed beforehand. He said, "It's something that we've finished discussing ahead of time. That (the controversy) is not something that we were concerned about. Even if it happened before the decision was made, it wouldn't have been a crucial matter for us."
'Youth of Generation' season 2 is set to air in August.