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K-drama ‘Big Bet,’ which was filmed in PH, to release season 2 in February

By Melanie Uson Published Jan 26, 2023 4:16 pm

It’s confirmed: Korean drama Big Bet is setting the stakes for a second season.

The news was confirmed by Korean entertainment portal Soompi in a report published on Jan. 25.

According to the portal, the crime action series is set to drop its first three episodes for its second season on Feb. 15.Meanwhile, the remaining five episodes will be released every Wednesday, 5 p.m. KST (4 p.m. Philippine Time).

And in case you still didn't know, Big Bet season 1 was set and filmed in the Philippines.

The series revolves around the life of Cha Mu Sik (Choi Min Sik), a rags-to-riches high-profile gambler staying in the Philippines. He becomes entangled in a murder case, having the Korean and Filipino authorities going after him. 

It also stars My Liberation Notes star Son Suk-ku, Reply 1988 actor Lee Dong-hwi, and Squid Game star Heo Sung-tae. Aside from being filmed in the country, Filipino actors Nico Antonio, Ronnie Lazaro, Bembol Roco, and Epy Quizon also took part in the show.

In the show's upcoming second chapter, Cha Mu Sik is expected to be trapped in a new crisis after playing a key role in a pivotal event in the story. This is in addition to the three murder cases the glamber has since been facing.

The Big Bet crime action series is available for streaming on Disney+ in the Philippines.