Renewed Or Cancelled?
Lookism is the latest Korean slice of life drama, one that centers on the hot topic of bullying. After finishing all 8 episodes, you may be wondering if this has been renewed or cancelled. Here’s what we know:
What is Lookism Season 1 about?
Lookism then is a Korean anime that tackles bullying directly and it does so through the lens of Hyeong-Seok, a poor overweight kid who’s pushed around by his peers. He’s bullied so badly in fact, that he changes schools and hopes for a fresh start. Only, that immediately goes awry when a misunderstanding turns into a viral video and Hyeong-Seok’s life turns into a miserable fight for survival.
When Hyeong-Seok falls asleep and awakens as the idealized version of himself, complete with good looks, tight abs and an amazing singing voice. What ensues from here is a dual life of sorts, with Hyeong-Seok realizing that every time he falls asleep, he awakens as his other version. So Hyeong-Seok decides to work nights as his old self, raising funds to help his growing appetite, while the new version heads off to school and attempts to navigate the trickiness that comes with studies and navigating social circles.
The story is a relatively straightforward one and the majority of the series spins between a slice of life drama and a more thoughtful piece about society’s expectations and the sheer amount of weight put on good looks.
We have extensive coverage of Lookism across the site, including a full season review and an ending explained. You can find that HERE!
Has Lookism been renewed for season 2?
At the time of writing, Lookism has not been renewed for a second season. Given the nature of the show’s content, that could well change if it does good numbers for Netflix.
Generally Netflix gauge numerous metrics before renewing a show, including how many people initially watch it and then looking at the drop-off rate. With some shows, cancellations or renewals happen quickly (ala. Squid Game, Bridgerton & Irregulars) Other times, it can take months before Netflix make a decision over a show’s future.
So far, Lookism has had a pretty good reaction from audiences and critics alike, with most commenting on the great tone and the lovable characters.
Given the way this show is set up, there’s definitely potential for a sequel, especially with the big twist reveal with Su-Jeong. Given the nature of the ending, we’re going out on a limb and predicting that this will be renewed for a second season.
We’ll be sure to update this section with accurate details over the coming weeks and months when we know more!
What we know about season 2 so far:
Barely anything is known about season 2 at this point, given Netflix have not green-lit a sequel. However, we could see our characters return for a follow-up, potentially in time for next year with a change of character focus, with us looking at Su-Jeong’s journey.
As mentioned above, we predict that this will be renewed so we’re hoping it’s just a matter of time before we get confirmation. We’ll be sure to update this page in the future when more information is known though!
Would you like to see Lookism return for a second season? What did you think of the show? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!