The first season of the Korean drama Alchemy of Souls, which boasted stunning visuals and an A-list cast, has come to a disappointing close. The show’s 20 episodes of high-octane, otherworldly mysteries only scraped the surface of the show’s expansive backstory.
The award-winning screenwriting team known as the Hong Sisters (composed of Hong Jung-Eun and Mi-ran) created the fictional kingdom of Daeho in South Korea for their film Alchemy of Souls. This kingdom looks to be modeled on the Joseon Dynasty. The first season focused on Jang Wook’s (Lee Jae-Wook) ascent to the position of Daeho’s most powerful sorcerer, despite the fact that he secretly engages in soul-shifting without proper authorization.
A new season of the K-drama is on the way, which is wonderful news considering the season finale left us in quite a state of grief and introspection. Everything we know about Alchemy of Souls season 2 is shown below. Spoilers are forthcoming.
Is There Going to Be a Second Season of Alchemy of the Souls?
During a press conference held before the June debut of the first season of Alchemy of Souls, director Park Joon-Hwa stated that the show would definitely return for a second season. There were “so many adjustments and alterations in our tale,” he told the press at the time, as reported by Sports Chosun. “I thought I wanted to put a human story in it,” he added.
The second installment’s script is still in development, but I’m working on it. A self-contained narrative. Finding a way to condense the story’s arcs and character arcs into 20 episodes was more challenging than expected, so I decided early on to make a second season.
When Will Season 2 of Alchemy of Souls Be Released?
Just days before the first season ended, the South Korean cable network officially confirmed that Alchemy Of Souls season 2 would debut somewhere in December 2022, according to Star News.
The cast and crew of Alchemy of Souls allegedly started filming season 2 in July and anticipate wrapping up production sometime in the fall, according to several stories that surfaced before the first season finale. Then, according to a source from the K-production drama’s crew, “part two of Alchemy Of Souls is planned to air in December,” Soompi claimed. There hasn’t been a firm announcement of the premiere date.
Alchemy of Souls Season 2 Cast:
Except for the lead female character, the vast majority of the original cast will return to reprise their roles. Both the first trailer and the teaser for season 2 of Alchemy of Souls confirm that Lee Jae Wook and Go Yoon Jung will reprise their roles as Jang Uk and Naksu, respectively.
The series’ original cast members Yoo Joon Sang (Park Jin), Hwang Min Hyun (Seo Yul), Shin Seung Ho (Go Won), and Oh Na Ra (Kim Do Ju) all returned for the sequel. Arin from Oh My Girl will be playing Jin Cho Yeon in the second season of Alchemy of Souls.
The reappearance of Jung So Min, the show’s female lead in the first season, is still a topic of some mystery. Due to her petrified body from season 1, it has been speculated that she may not return for season 2.
Many online commenters, however, believe she will return for Season 2 because her tale has not been adequately told so far. Many online commenters also mentioned that she makes an appearance in the drama, albeit in a minor part, as Jin Bu Yeon, the heir to the Jin dynasty.
What Exactly is the Storyline of Alchemy of Souls?
Jang Wook is a member of the aristocratic Jang family in Daeho. His birth is cloaked in a terrible secret that is extensively debated across the country. He is a mischief-maker. Jang Wook happens to meet Deok Yi. Despite being a skilled warrior, her Soul is physically imprisoned in a feeble body.
She becomes Jang Wook’s servant while secretly instructing him in combat. Seo Yool is a member of the noble Seo family. It appears that his appearance, intelligence, and martial arts skills are immaculate. Go Won is the crown prince of Daeho. He hopes to become a benign monarch.
Alchemy of Souls Rating
Fans in South Korea and all across the world have reacted incredibly well to Alchemy of Souls.
Episode 16 of the series attracted a staggering 1.926 million viewers, making it the most-watched episode of the whole broadcast in South Korea.
The Korean drama has received positive reviews from viewers all over the world on user review websites. Some examples of these ratings are an 86% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, an 8.6/10 on IMDB, a 9/10 on MyDramaList, and a 90% fresh rating on AsianWiki.
Where Can You See “Alchemy of Souls”?
You can watch the show on Netflix and on tvN, where it first aired. Also, you can watch this show as a whole season or as individual episodes. Alchemy Of Souls is not available on Viu, Amazon, or any other online streaming service. The 20th episode of Alchemy of Souls is now streaming on Netflix, so you can watch it anytime, anywhere.
Alchemy of Souls Trailer
Frequently Asked Questions
What Time is the Season 2 Premiere of Alchemy of Souls?
Season 2 of Alchemy of Souls will launch in December 2022, the show has set its start date.
Who Was the Series’ Director?
Park Joon-Hwa directed the TV show.
Where Can I Find the Series to Watch?
The show had its debut on tvN and is currently accessible on Netflix and TV.
The Series is Accessible on Amazon?
No, it’s not accessible.