Taiwanese idol drama KO One 終極一班 has indeed been planning to add a sixth season to its franchise. Last October, Jiro Wang (汪東城) aka the show’s badass protagonist Wang Dadong and Chang Hao-Ming (張皓明) who played “class monitor” Jin Bao San shot a short clip of the latter asking whether they can finally film KO One 6 since Jiro’s now sporting a clean-shaven look. Jiro then responds that it’s up to the director and the clip ends with the words “To be continued”…
The 41-year-old Jiro has uploaded similar posts this year and in another clip, Jin Bao San asks whether they’ve worked things out with the screenwriter. Chen Shu (陳德修) who played band leader and guitarist Xiu also appeared in a couple clips.
Actor Gives An Update About “KO ONE 6”
Since Jiro Wang started teasing the possibility of a 6th on social media, fans are naturally all abuzz about this potential new development. Appearing on the variety show Super Lucky 命運好好玩, Chang Hao-ming who played comic relief Jin Bao San revealed that the series was originally scheduled to kick off filming in July but that the shoot had to be pushed back to October. However, the producer suddenly sent a message telling them that due to some reasons, the show has been postponed again.
And yes, even if it’s been 17 years since the first one came out, Chang Hao-ming will still be playing a 20-year-old student! The actor joked that it seems he will never graduate in this series. “I played a 20-year-old student at the age of 30. I’ve been repeating my grade up till now, and I just turned 50 this year” he said.
Jiro Wang in “KO ONE” Short Clips with Calvin Chen
It’s certainly been a long time since since the original KO One starring Fahrenheit members Jiro Wang, Calvin Chen (陳奕儒) and Aaron Yan (炎亞綸) came out in 2005. Their 4th and final member Wu Chun (吳尊) may not have been part of the main cast but he also made a cameo back then. Many years have now passed. Aaron Yan has shared that he does not have contact with his former band mates even as the other three members Jiro, Calvin and Wu Chun would share updates together every so often.
Jiro Wang sure dropped plenty of Easter eggs and he’s back at it again. In recent social media posts, Jiro Wang has been appearing with Calvin Chen, both dressed in their characters. Jiro has also been cheekily tagging the vids with the hashtag #KO One (終極一班). Filming has yet to get underway so I’m sure many are pretty curious, not to mention excited to learn which of the old cast are returning for the brand new show. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.