Welcome to Waikiki is a South Korean comedy drama series that was launched in 2018 on JTBC network. With the success of the first series, the makers announced a second season on June 6, 2018, which premiered on March 25, 2019. Both seasons 1 & 2 earned massive popularity across the globe. Now here arises a question whether or not a third season of Welcome to Waikiki will happen.
It seems that fans have been clamoring for a new season since the second season ended but currently, there aren’t any concrete details regarding the prospect of the drama series. But worry not, in this article we have compiled everything that is to know about the upcoming third season so stay with us till the end.
Welcome to Waikiki Season 3: Will it happen?
Unfortunately, no official update or word has been concerning a third season of Welcome to Waikiki. As it stands, it looks like the viewers will not be getting a season two. Lee Yi Kyung was the only main cast member who returned in season 2 of the popular Korean drama series. If by chance a third season happens, fans can expect to see new faces and maybe some of the previous cast members in the first season. Do look out for more information.
Welcome to Waikiki Season 3 Release Date: When Is It?
The Korean drama series is yet to be renewed. It’s not known if the series will return, but given the show’s success, it’s likely that a third season will happen; however, we can’t be too sure as the makers confirm nothing.
But if commissioned, we can expect to see the third season either by the end of the year or sometime in 2024.
“I want to undertake a third season if possible. I’m curious about the characters’ futures,” producer Kim Ki Hyun revealed regarding the Welcome to Waikiki season 3 renewal.
The cast and crew have not announced the renewal of Welcome to Waikiki Season 3 as of this writing. The second season aired in 2018, and a third is unknown. However, a third season is possible. The show is popular and has many fans. Plus, the actors and crew also want a third season.
Lee Yi Kyung, who played Bong Doo Sik in the first two seasons, told Soompi, “I’d enjoy a third and fourth season. Nobody should stop me from joining, and I’d prefer the cast to stay.”
Producer Kim Ki Hyun had expressed interest in a third season. He told MyDaily, “I want to undertake a third season if possible. I’m curious about the characters’ futures.”
However, JTBC will decide whether to continue Welcome to Waikiki for a third season. We shall update this space as and when we find any updates—until then, please stay connected with us!
Welcome to Waikiki Season 3! Expected plot and spoilers
Since “Welcome to Waikiki” has not been announced for a third season, its plot is unknown. However, the first two seasons suggest these story points for a third:
- The Waikiki guest house may face financial issues or competition from other hotels.
- New relationships or work challenges may be affecting the characters.
- New adventures could include travelling abroad or beginning a business.
- The characters may see old friends or family.
- New characters might be Waikiki guest house guests or employees.
A third season of “Welcome to Waikiki” may feature humor, drama, and romance. It would allow the characters to grow and encounter new challenges and adventures.
The Cast of Welcome to Waikiki Season 3: Who Are The Returning Cast Members?
The official cast line for season 3 of Welcome to Waikiki is yet to be announced. Moreover, it’s difficult to predict who will return as in the second season, Lee Yi Kyung was the only original major character who returned for season 2, and joining him were new cast members.
Back in 2019, actor Lee Yi Kyung was asked if he would return in the next season if commissioned to which he responded: “I’d like it if there were a third and fourth season. There’s no reason for me not to join, and I’d like it if the cast stayed the same.”
He further explained that he and his fellow cast members haven’t discussed much about the likelihood of a new season. “Then again, it’s not like the season one cast discussed there being a second season, either.”
Here are the list of cast members for both seasons 1 & 2:
Season 1 Cast
- Kim Jung-hyun played the role of Kang Dong-gu
- Lee Yi-kyung played the character of Lee Joon-ki
- Son Seung-won portrayed Bong Doo-sik
- Jung In-sun played Han Yoon-ah
- Ko Won-hee played Kang Seo-jin
- Lee Joo-woo portrayed Min Soo-ah
Season 2 Cast
- Lee Yi-kyung reprised his role as Lee Joon-ki
- Kim Seon-ho in the role of Cha U-sik
- Shin Hyun-soo played the character of Gook Ki-bong
- Moon Ga-young played Han Su-yeon
- Ahn So-hee portrayed the role of Kim Jeong-eun
- Kim Ye-won portrayed Cha Yoo-ri
It’s likely that some of these characters as appeared in seasons 1 & 2 would return in the third season as well. But let’s wait for an official confirmation from the makers.
The Plot of Welcome to Waikiki Season 3
Plot details are strictly kept under wraps but viewers have anticipated a fun-filled season 3 with lots of laughter, entertainment, and some dramas to liven up the mood even more. Stay tuned for more updates!
Where can I Watch Welcome To Waikiki?
Welcome to Waikiki is available to watch on Netflix. Go stream now!
Welcome to Waikiki Season 3 Return in 2023?
As of April 2023, there has been no concrete news concerning the third season of Welcome to Waikiki. Moreover, it’s been four years since the second season was released, and based on the first and second seasons’ releases it only has a gap of just about a year, and coming back to the third season, there’s a huge gap difference with no official updates till now. Hence, it is highly unlikely that the Korean drama series would be back for another round.