Renewed Or Cancelled?
Alchemy of Souls is the latest weekend K-drama sensation, with a mix of magic, sorcery and cunning political scheming. If you’ve been following this one, you may be wondering if this has been renewed or cancelled. Here’s what we know:
What is Alchemy of Souls Season 2 about?
Part 2 of this super popular drama sees Jang-Uk return as a monster carrying the sword for which his lover has stabbed him with. As a result, he now uses it to catch soul shifters. After losing everything, Jang-Uk grapples with his pain himself, descending into darkness alone… or does he? The long-lost Jinyowon princess, Bu-yeon, has been used as a vessel for Naksu’s energy and it seems only a matter of time before all those memories come flooding back.
Will Jang-Uk be able to pull himself out of the darkness and find the light he needs to set him on the right path? And how does Bu-yeon feed into all of this?
We have extensive coverage of Alchemy of Souls across the site including recaps for every episode and full season reviews. You can check those out HERE!
Has Alchemy of Souls been renewed for season 3?
At the time of writing, tvN and Netflix have not renewed Alchemy of Souls for season 3. Given the ratings over the weeks, it’ll be interesting to see if they actually do renew this for a follow-up.
The ratings began with a pretty decent 6.7% share nationwide but since then, the show has been steady across the board, with highs of around 8% for episode 6! It’s perhaps unsurprising that these later chapters have been increasing in popularity, as Reborn Rich has now finished, which was a massive ratings hit for JTBC.
Despite the ratings, it’s extremely rare to find Korean dramas renewed for another season. That has changed in recent years but given the sheer wealth of talent in this that are sure to move onto other projects – and some who already have announced like those who play Bu-yeon, Yul and Jin-mu -we predict that Alchemy of Souls will not be renewed for a third season.
We’ll be sure to update this section with more details as they become available.
What we know about season 3 so far:
Barely anything is known about season 3 right now given the show has not been renewed. As mentioned above, most Korean dramas are reserved to one season so it’s rare to find these renewed. With the exception of ongoing Netflix shows (Love ft. Marriage and Divorce, Hospital Playlist etc.) then it seems unlikely that this one will be renewed.
Having said that though, Alchemy of Souls has already been renewed once so it’s not outside the realm of possibility to see it come back again. The ratings are steady while the series has managed to carve a unique slice of fantasy for itself.
There is always the possibility that the actors return for a follow-up or a spin-off featuring the same characters but considering all of this, we believe this will not be renewed.
We generally aim to update this page when more information becomes available.
Would you like to see Alchemy of Souls return for a third season? Or do you think the story has run its course? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!