Week to week the k-drama Alchemy of Souls is growing in popularity on Netflix. Fans of the show will be delighted to learn that the series has already been renewed for a second season and filming is currently ongoing.
Alchemy of Souls (formerly titled Return) is an internationally licensed South Korean fantasy period drama series, produced by tvN, and written by Hong Mi Ran and Hong Jung Eun. The series is directed by Park Joon Hwa.
Jang Wook of the noble Jang family, in the country of Daeho, holds an unpleasant secret about his birth, which all of the people of the country discuss. A known troublemaker, Jang Wook happens to meet Mu Deok, an elite warrior trapped within a physically weak body but becomes his servant, and in secret begins teaching Jang Wook how to fight.
Has Alchemy of Souls been renewed for season 2?
Official Netflix Renewal Status: Renewed (Last Updated: 15/08/2022)
Prior to the release of the first episode of Alchemy of Souls, it was already announced that the show would receive a second season.
This is incredibly positive news for Netflix subscribers, who have made Alchemy of Souls one of the most popular weekly releases of the summer since its release on June 18th, 2022. By August 7th, 2022 the series had been watched for a total of 91,810,000 million hours. We expect by the next batch of weekly data the viewing count will exceed 100,000,000 million hours.
The series has also performed well in Korea on its cable television network tvN where its 14th episode reached ratings high of 7.600%.
Who are the cast members of Alchemy of Souls season 2?
The majority of the cast from the first season will be returning to reprise their roles;
Lee Jae Wook – Jang Uk
Go Yoon Jung – Naksu
Hwang Min Hyun – Seo Yul
Shin Seung Ho – Go Won
Yoo Joon Sang – Park Jin
Oh Na Ra – Kim Do Ju
Yoo In Soo – Park Dang Gu
Arin – Jin Cho Yeon
Do Sang Woo – Seo Yoon Oh
What is the episode count?
It has been confirmed that season 2 of Alchemy of Souls will contain ten fewer episodes than season 1. This means season 2 will have a total of ten episodes.
What is the production status of Alchemy of Souls?
Official Production Status: Filming (Last Updated: 15/08/2022)
Filming for the second season of Alchemy of Souls reportedly began in the first half of July 2022.
It’s unclear when filming will come to an end but we would expect it to end by September or October 2022.
When is the Netflix release date?
Given that filming is ongoing for the second season of Alchemy of Souls, we aren’t expecting to see the series return before the end of 2022.
A more realistic release date for Alchemy of Souls season 2 is Q1 or Q2 of 2023.
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