When the Korean drama Sky Castle premiered in 2018, it became the smashing TV hit of the year. In fact, it was such a massive success that it held the title as the highest-rated Korean drama of all time from 2019 to 2020. Sky Castle revolves around the lives of four families who live in the ultra-exclusive residential complex called Sky Castle. It highlighted how helicopter parents would do *almost* anything just to secure their child a spot in Korea's top universities. Intimidation, deceit, manipulation—yup, just the winning formula of any Sky Castle parent.
With all the major plot twists in the storyline, the drama was addictive, no doubt, but its impeccably talented ensemble of actors brought so much more depth and humanity to the characters they played. Here, we take a look at what most of the cast has been doing since Sky Castle went off the air in 2019.
Yum Jung Ah (Han Seo Jin)
Yum Jung Ah has been acting in dramas since the early '90s. Although she hasn't appeared in any dramas after Sky Castle, in August 2019, she starred in the survival reality show Three Meals A Day: Mountain Village. She was also part of the ensemble cast of Start-Up, a 2019 film "about a pair of twentysomethings who get into all sorts of trouble before finally learning to become adults." She's currently in talks to star in a crime thriller film, Smuggling.
Lee Tae Ran (Lee Soo Im)
After Sky Castle, Lee Tae Ran hasn't worked on any drama or film projects, but she did launch her own YouTube channel in late 2019. Based on her Instagram, she's been keeping busy spending time with her family, supporting her industry friends' projects, and traveling the world.
Yoon Se Ah is a proud dog mom of two and frequently shows them off on her Instagram account. But apart from her fun home activities (cooking, working out, and playing with her dogs), Se Ah has had consistent work on TV. She also starred in Three Meals A Day: Mountain Village with Yum Jung Ah, alongside Park So Dam. After Sky Castle, she was cast in the 2019 drama Melting Me Softly which starred Ji Chang Wook, and in Stranger Season 2 in 2020, a crime drama that streamed on Netflix. She's currently filming the much-anticipated 2021 drama, Snowdrop, starring Jung Hae In and BLACKPINK's Jisoo.
Kim Seo Hyung (Kim Joo Young)
Kim Seo Hyung's next drama after Sky Castle was also a smash hit. In the 2020 crime drama Nobody Knows, Seo Hyung starred as a detective who sought to find the truth behind her friend's death 19 years ago. She was also confirmed to star alongside Lee Bo Young in the 2021 tvN drama, Mine, "a story about strong and ambitious women who overcome society's prejudice to discover what's truly theirs." IRL, Seo Hyung is also a dog mom and frequently brings her little one with her to work.
Oh Na Ra joined her Sky Castle co-stars Yum Jung Ah and Yoon Se Ah when she made a guest appearance in their survival reality show Three Meals A Day: Mountain Village. In December 2019, she made her drama comeback in the thriller series Woman Of 9.9 Billion, which starred Cho Yeo Jeong and Kim Kang Woo. Na Ra most recently starred in the 2020 black comedy and mystery drama, Chip In, which "follows nine people as they gather at the home of a famous artist in the hopes of getting his inheritance."
After Sky Castle, Kim Hye Yoon landed her first lead drama role in the teen fantasy romance Extraordinary You, co-starring Rowoon of K-pop boy group SF9. In 2020, she starred in the film The Girl Riding A Bulldozer with Super Junior's Yesung and made a cameo on the tvN drama True Beauty with Extraordinary You leading man Lee Jae Wook. She's also one of the lead stars of the upcoming drama, Snowdrop—yup, with Sky Castle co-star Yoon Se Ah!
Cha Ni or Kang Chan Hee isn't only an actor but a K-pop idol as well. After Sky Castle, Cha Ni focused on his commitments with his group SF9. In January 2020, SF9 released their first studio album First Collection, with the title track "Good Guy". Cha Ni has a recurring role in the current drama True Beauty, playing Se Yeon, a deceased K-pop idol and the best friend of lead characters Suho (Cha Eun Woo) and Seojun (Hwang In Yeop).
Kim Dong Hee has been nabbing huge acting projects after his stint in Sky Castle. In January 2020, Dong Hee played a supporting role in the Park Seo Joon-led top-rating drama, Itaewon Class. And in April, he landed his first lead role in the teen crime Netflix Original series Extracurricular. Dong Hee was most recently cast in Ghost, an "action-espionage film set in 1933, during the Japanese colonization of Korea."
Kim Bo Ra (Kim Hye Na)
Just like the other young Sky Castle actors, Kim Bo Ra also got cast in major projects. In 2019, she was part of the drama Her Private Life, headlined by Park Min Young and Kim Jae Wook. In January 2020, Bo Ra then starred as the lead in the rom-com series Touch, alongside Joo Sang Wook. She is currently filming Love Scene Number, an eight-episode drama that "centers around four female leads who are at a turning point in their lives when it comes to love, dating, and their values." Bo Ra will also make an appearance on Netflix's Busted! Season 3.
Jo Byeong Gyu (Cha Ki Joon)
Jo Byeong Gyu has been starring in top-rating and critically-acclaimed dramas since Sky Castle wrapped up. In December 2019, Byeong Gyu was part of the ensemble cast of Hot Stove League, a sports drama about the Dreams baseball team. The drama was also given the Best Drama award at the 2020 Baeksang Arts Awards! He is currently starring in the hit webtoon drama adaptation, The Uncanny Encounter, which is about "demon hunters called 'Counters' who come to earth under the guise of employees at a noodle restaurant in order to capture evil spirits that have returned to earth in pursuit of eternal life." On a personal note, Byeong Gyu and Sky Castle co-star Kim Bo Ra ended their relationship in August 2020. The two started dating in February 2019.
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