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!