It’s confirmed! K-drama lovers, your favourite drama ‘Tale of The Nine-Tailed’ is renewed for Season 2 & 3.
When the show first aired on 7 October 2020, fans fell in love with the on-screen chemistry between Lee Dong-Wook (as Lee Yeon), and Jo Bo-ah (as Nam Ji-ah).
About the show
Tale of The Nine-Tailed is a South Korean drama series created by Studio Dragon and is helmed by Kang Shin-Hyo alongside Jo Nam-Hyung. While Park Jin-Hyung and Park Seung-Woo serve as the producers.
The story is quite fascinating enough to intrigue the viewers to witness the romance between a 1000-year-old Nine-Tailed Gumiho who falls in love with a human. Indeed, this drama quickly became the talk of the town and it was a massive success. Ever since the drama ended, fans have been demanding for the hit drama to make a comeback with a new season and guess what? Fans’ wishes have been granted. We’re not just getting a second season but the third one as well. Let’s fill you up with the deets!
Will the second and third seasons air back to back?
No. The second season will be released first and then filming for the third season will begin.
On September 27, JTBC announced the renewal to produce seasons 2 & 3 of the hit drama ‘Tale of The Nine-Tailed.’ As per reports, the production team were already in discussions about possible future seasons when the drama just started airing and was wrapped. Finally, the confirmation news was out about two new seasons to be produced. However, the official release date is not out yet for both seasons but the second season likely will arrive in early or mid-2023.
The Upcoming Cast Of ‘Tale of The Nine-Tailed’ Season 2 and 3
Unfortunately, the female lead Jo Bo-Ah who played the lovely Nam Ji-ah won’t be returning in the upcoming seasons.
The production team confirmed they have commenced their casting process to cast a new actress who’ll take the place of the female lead.
Tale of the Nine-Tailed Season 3 (2023) Updates
The South Korean television series Tale of the Nine-Tailed stars Lee Dong-wook, Jo Bo-ah, and Kim Bum. From October 7 to December 3, 2020, tvN aired it Wednesdays and Thursdays at 22:30 (KST). This Korean prequel (Native Title: 구미호뎐 시즌3), also Known As: Tale of the Nine-Tailed 3, Gumihodyeon Sijeun 3, Gumihodyeon 3, is a Korean folklore about the gumiho, a nine-tailed fox spirit that can become human.
Directed by Kang Shin Hyo, the genres for the prequel of Tale of the Nine-Tailed will be Historical, Horror, Romance, and Fantasy. As per My Drama List, the third season will have 10 episodes with 60 minutes runtime. The storyline for season 3 will start where the previous season left off—Gumiho Lee Yeon (Lee Dong-wook) is almost 600 years old. After falling in love with a human woman, Baekdudaegan’s mountain god was downgraded to a human. Lee Yeon now hunts and kills evil spirits for the government.
Nam Ji-ah (Jo Bo-ah) produces a paranormal TV show. She can see ghosts and wants to know why her parents disappeared 21 years ago. Yeon’s half-brother is Lee Rang (Kim Bum). He was born to Lee Yeon’s father and a woman. Lee Rang, a cheeky rebel, constantly fights with his brother.
For the star cast, we can expect the return of Lee Yeon as Lee Dong-wook portraying the titular gumiho. He was a former mountain ghost that protected Baekdudagan and served as Ah-eum’s lover in the past. Evening primroses, which are found growing over tombs, are his weakness. Kim Bum plays Lee Rang, a half-blood gumiho who is Lee Yeon’s younger brother.
Kim So-yeon will play Ryu Hong-joo, a former Western goddess who owns Gyeongseong’s best restaurant, Myoyeongak, in the second season. Though mysterious and powerful, her involvement in Lee Yeon’s path is unknown.
Season 3 of Tale of the Nine-Tailed is expected in 2024–however, the precise release date is unknown at the moment. We shall inform you guys of any potential updates here—please stay connected with us until then!
Two New Faces Have Been Cast for The Upcoming Second Season
Reportedly, the actress replacing Jo Bo-ah is none other than Kim So Yeon (Penthouse) who will be joining actor Lee Dong Wook and Kim Bum as one of the main characters in the upcoming second season of ‘Tale of the Nine Tailed’, portraying the role of an “unparalleled beauty” Ryu Hong Joo, and is the possessor of Myoyeongak, one of the finest diner in Gyeongseong. She is also one of the four main mountain Gods who governed the Korean Peninsula along with Lee Yeon (Lee Dong Wook).
Aside from Kim Seo Yeon another new cast member joining is Ryu Kyung Soo (Hellbound), who will play the role of an unrivaled doctor Cheon Moo Young who is even capable of reviving the dead.
Ryu Kyung Soo told, “I’m looking forward to joining the interesting world. Cheon Moo Young is a very three-dimensional figure, so I think it is a difficult but big challenge. I will do my best to showcase good results.”
The male leads Lee Dong-Wook and Kim Bum will be reprising their roles as Lee Yeon and Lee Rang respectively in the forthcoming season.
Kim Bum stated, “I’m so very happy to work together [on the drama] following Season 1, which I poured a lot of affection into. Please highly anticipate the upcoming ‘Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938’ and Yi Rang.”
In the supporting roles, it includes Kim Jung-nan, Hwang Hee, Kim Soo-jin. Kim Yong-Ji, Ahn Gil-Kang, Lee Tae-Ri, Jung Si-Yul and many more.
‘Tale of The Nine-Tailed’ Season 2 and 3: What To Expect?
It’s not revealed whether the upcoming seasons will continue the story from the first season but according to reports, the second season will be set during the Japanese Colonial era, while the third season will take place in Sageuk territory and then return to the Joseon period.
It’s also confirmed that both seasons 2 and 3 will have a total of 10 episodes. Main cast Lee Dong Wook and Kim Bum will once again reunite with director Lee Sang-Hee.
Tale of the Nine-Tailed season 2 is slated for 2023.
Season 2 is officially titled “Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938”
The upcoming season, under the name Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938 follows Lee Yeon (Lee Dong-wook) as he gets caught in an intricate situation that directs him to go back in time to the year 1938 where Lee Yeon encounters Ryu Hong-joo (Kim So-yeon) again. She was a former mountain guardian spirit in the West but left this position and became the proprietor of a luxurious restaurant known as Myoyeongak located in the capital of Gyeongseong. When Hong Joo encountered Lee Yeon for the first time, she was captivated by him, but she could not have him. Now that she sees him again, she feels delighted. Lee Yeo also get to see his younger brother Lee Rang (Kim Bum). Meanwhile, Cheon Moo Young (Ryu Kyung-soo), a former guardian spirit of a mountain in the east, who was once friends with both Lee Yeon and Hong Joo. Something happened between them which led Moo Young to be aggressive towards Lee Yeon. In the meantime, Lee Yeon finds it hard to travel back to the present time where his loved ones live.
As for the third season, there is no update as of now. (updated 7/4/2023)