Arthdal Chronicles is a Korean historical romantic television series created by Lee Myung-han for tvN along with Jinhee Choi as the creator which was launched in 2019, and soon afterwards it featured on the giant streamer.
Developed by Studio Dragon, the drama is directed by Kim Won Seok and penned by Kim Young-hyun alongside Park Sang-yeon. The first season aired from June 1 to September 2019. It had a total of 18 episodes with a runtime of 70 minutes. The series was well appreciated by the audience and it earned the sixth position for most-watched Korean drama among spectators in the US market back when it debuted in 2019 as reported by the Consumer Research Report by Korea Creative Content Agency and attained the list of one of the most highest-ranking Korean series in cable TV history.
The series is inspired by an imaginary and make-believe world of Arth in which inhabitants are involved in a heated battle to create a new community. The story inquires into a fighter whose hope is to become a king someday, but other people want to claim the throne for themselves; priestess Kim Ji Won and Kim Ok Bin are the ones vying for the throne as well. However, things took a drastic turn when the inhabitants of Arth finds a technology that boost them to overthrow the neighbouring territories. The series stars Jang Dong-gun, Song Joong-ki, Kim Ji-won, and Kim Ok-bin. Fans of the series have been desperately waiting for a new season, and here’s everything we know about the return of the next instalment.
Is Arthdal Chronicles Season 2 renewed or canceled?
Currently, nothing is known about the second season of Arthdal Chronicles since it has not been renewed or cancelled yet. We have been waiting for some sort of an official update from the makers of the series but till now there’s not a single word on it. As per speculations, it seems Netflix has renewed the series for a second instalment but then again some say that the series has been cancelled. Netflix however, is yet to confirm regarding this matter.
Nevertheless, it was formally declared on June 11, 2020, that the filming schedule was halted due to the pandemic and therefore, the much-awaited second season was omitted from the 2021 line-up.
It was also reported that a post was shared on Instagram indicating that shooting for the second instalment of the series had indeed resumed but that same post was later deleted as the makers do not want to give out too much information. It’s likely that the cast & crew of Arthdal Chronicles are back on the set working on the next project. So now fans can wait patiently and expect an official announcement very soon.
Arthdal Chronicles season 2 release date: When is it?
It’s hard to predict an air date when the production team is tight-lipped so as not to slip out any information. As previously mentioned, the reason behind the long wait for the series to make a comeback was due to the covid-19 pandemic and production could not resume as it had to be postponed.
Well, the good news is production has finally commenced and it’s only a matter of time till we get an official release date though this seems too good to be true. As per Wikipedia, the original release section has mentioned the first and last episode release date which is June 1 to September 22, 2019, respectively pointing out that the show has ended. However, fans need not lose hope although the future remains uncertain.
If a second happens, fans can expect the second season to arrive by late 2022 or early 2023 at the earliest.
The cast of Arthdal Chronicles Season 2: Who will return?
With very little information concerning the second season, we’re doubtful if the series will return with a new but if renewed, it’s quite likely that the same characters as seen in the previous season are expected to return and reprise their roles including—
- Jang Dong-gun will portray Ta-gon
- Song Joong-ki will play the role of Eun-seom and Saya
- Kim Ji-won will portray Tan-ya
- Kim Ok-bin as Tae Al-ha
Arthdal Chronicles season 2 plot: Expectations
The plot for the second season is unknown but the previous concluded on a major cliffhanger. It’s plausible that the next series will likely continue the story from where the first season left off. Although for now, the prospect of the show returning is unlikely. Nonetheless, if the series no longer continues it will end on many loose threads and some fans have poured out their dissatisfaction and expect the show to come back with new episodes.
Fans can expect to see more battles, drama, and mystery that is if the makers of the show are willing to work on a new project. Till then let us know your thoughts in the comment section.