The series is a spin-off which is adapted to the 2019 film of the exact title. The film heavily inspired by Isoko Mochizuki’s storybook was helmed by Michihito Fujii who also serves as the director of the Netflix series.
Fuji creates the tale after the events of the film and showcases a murky epic in the series. The first season premiered on Netflix in January 2022. It stars Gou Ayano, Yonekura Ryoko, Masato Hagiwara, Ryûsei Yokohama, Shinobu Terajima, Tomorô Taguchi, Mitsuro Fukikoshi, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Koji Ookura, and Tetsuji Tanaka.
The series follows a dutiful journalist courageously pursuing the truth and harsh reality about a nation’s corruption and dishonor even as influential opponents aim to counteract her reporting.
When the film was released, it won several accolades including the Japanese Academy Awards and Film of the year. The first season of The Journalist also obtained outstanding reviews, achieving a perfect 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Fans love this series for its compelling story, buildable material, and excellent performance by the actors. Now you may be wondering when season 2 will be released. To know more about The Journalist season 2, read the article till the end.
When Is The Journalist Second Season Releasing?
Netflix launched season one of the Japanese political thriller drama series on January 13, 2022. While there have been no talks about a second season, there’s a high chance that the series will be commissioned by the giant streamer for a new season given the huge popularity and success of the previous season.
As of this writing, The Journalist is neither renewed or canceled. Season 1 came out several months ago and it looks like fans need to wait for a while for the showrunners to make an official announcement. However, if the show is greenlit, fans are expected to witness the new season somewhere between early to mid 2023.
The Cast & Characters of The Journalist Season 2
The official cast line is not confirmed for now as the show is still awaiting its renewal. However, if season 2 happens, the cast and characters in the first season are expected to play their respective roles again. This includes:
- Ryôko Yonekura in the role of Anna Matsuda
- Shinobu Terajima in the character of Mayumi Suzuki
- Gô Ayano will portray the role of Shinichi Murakami.
- Ryûsei Yokohama will be seen playing as Ryo
- Tetsuji Tanaka will reprise his role as Tomoya
However, Tada Hidetaka in the character of Kazuya Suzuki will not return in season 2 as his character is being killed off in the last season. In addition, we might also get to see new characters to stir the plot more.
The Journalist Season 2 Plot
Season 2 will most probably continue after the events of the first season. The questions left unanswered and many unsolved things will be answered and resolved. In season 2, we may also get to find out whether Kohei will see any improvements from his comatose state and also focus on Ryo in which direction he’ll head to undermine the guidance of Anna in season 2 of The Journalist.