Has Alchemy of Souls been renewed for Season 2? Here’s what we know:

Renewed Or Cancelled?

Alchemy of Souls is the latest fantasy K-drama, combining political intrigue, drama and fantasy together. And it’s been one heck of a thrill-ride.

If you’ve been following this one, you may be wondering if this has been renewed or cancelled.


What is Alchemy of Souls Season 1 about?

Alchemy of Souls is the latest fantasy K-Drama, revolving around the fate of “hwanhonsool”, which are basically the souls of the dead returning to the land of the living.

The story takes place in Daeho, where Jang Wook happens to be part of the noble Jang family. He holds a dark secret since birth and is a bit of a troublemaker.

One day, Jang Wook meets an elite warrior but her soul is trapped in a physically weak body. She becomes Jang Wook’s servant, while teaching him how to fight in private.

With faint wisps of fantasy, horror and romance, Alchemy of Souls throws these characters head-first into a crazy adventure.

We have extensive coverage of Alchemy of Souls across our site, including ongoing recaps which you can check out HERE.


Has Alchemy of Souls been renewed for season 2?

At the time of writing, tvN have renewed Alchemy of Souls for season 2, at least according to multiple reports, including this article in India Today. Given the ratings over the weeks, and the potential for growth, that’s perhaps not surprising.

The ratings started with a 5.2% share nationwide but since then, the show has been a hit internationally and steadily increasing over the weeks.

This rise in ratings, alongside the fact that this show has a lot of lore, history and intriguing political drama, it’s great news for fans of this series.

We’ll be sure to update this section with more details as they become available.


What we know about season 2 so far:

Barely anything is known about season 2 right now, although rumours are that Jung So-Min is stepping down as Mu-Deok and Go Yoon-jung could well replace her. However, there’s no definitive word on that yet. However, it’s fair to say we could see a lot of familiar faces return for the follow-up.

Given most Korean dramas are reserved to one season, it’s rare to find these sort of shows renewed, however we have seen a whole bunch of K-dramas renewed in recent months, including both Taxi Driver and Tale of the Nine Tailed. For now though, we’ll have to wait and see what season 2 has in store for us!

We generally aim to update this page when more information becomes available.


Are you excited to see Alchemy of Souls return for a second season? Or do you think the story has run its course? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

13 thoughts on “Has Alchemy of Souls been renewed for Season 2? Here’s what we know:”

  1. Please don’t change the main characters of this series, let everything end in this season 1… I love this drama so much..

  2. Love Murdeok’s character well suited ans hate the thought that some else will be replacing her in season 2. Yikes! She is adorable and passionate in her role. Her expression is priceless when she told UK her love for him.

  3. I have gotten attached to the original characters especially Maerdok. It will not be the same with another actress. So will enjoy this version while it lasts. I think that some dramas become victims of their own success. As much as I enjoyed CLOY, once was enough.

  4. No no no , you can’t change the main actresses. Don’t change Mu Deok , She’s so so perfect for her role. It will be hard if you change My Deok.

  5. Please leave the original cast especially the two main cast, don’t take out Jung So Min, she acts her role perfectly.

  6. Please have a way to put naksu back to her original body and have her powers back and sword

  7. If Jung So Min is not in season 2 then no ill deffently wound watch it , it started with her and so it should end with her. It’s better to end season 1 with a good ending in that way there does not need to be a season 2

  8. Yes, yes, and YES! Love this show. Hope you don’t change lead actresses. Would be hard to adjust to new Mu-deok, as this actress is terrific and appears to have great chemistry with leading man!

  9. Yes for a Season 2 please!!! Most exciting drama I’ve watched in a while. Captivate you from beginning to date. Hilarious and exciting all in one! I just love all the characters (most importantly the main characters of course as they have you in stitches one moment and makes you swoon the next) only negative is that its weekly when you just want to watch and watch:) There’s definitely a potential for a 2nd series if not more..

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