Renewed or cancelled? Will there be a Lovers of the Red Sky Season 2?

Renewed Or Cancelled?

Lovers of the Red Sky is a supernaturally charged k-drama currently streaming on Viki.

Generally each episode can be found there shortly after broadcast on Mondays and Tuesdays, with the hard-working subtitle team translating quickly.

This 16 episode drama has been consistently decent over the weeks, releasing with the usual two episodes a week.


What is Lovers of the Red Sky Season 1 about?

Lovers of the Red Sky is set deep in the Joseon period and revolves around a female painter called Cheon-Ki. Her enthusiasm lights this show up, with a growing love triangle involving Prince Yangmyung and Scholar Ha (Ha-Ram).

The latter pair know each other from childhood, with a dark demon haunting a painting a key part of this tale.

We have extensive coverage on Lovers of the Red Sky across the site, including ongoing recaps for all 16 episodes. Feel free to check them out HERE!


Has Lovers of the Red Sky been renewed for season 2?

At the time of writing, SBS has not renewed Lovers of the Red Sky for season 2. Given the strong 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 respectable 6.6% nationwide and has been growing steadily, even increasing to highs of 10.2% during episode 5. Given this is an early-week drama, that’s very impressive.

Based on this there is a possibility that Red Sky will be renewed. However, given most k-dramas wrap up their stories in a single season – especially historical dramas – , we predict that Lovers of the Red Sky will not be renewed.

We’ll be sure to update this section with more details as the season progresses though.


What we know about season 2 so far:

Most Korean dramas are reserved to one season and with the rare exception of ongoing Netflix shows (Love ft. Marriage and Divorce, Hospital Playlist etc.) then it seems unlikely that this one will be renewed.

This 16 episode drama is still airing but we’ll be sure to update this page with our full season review and finale recap in the coming weeks.

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


Would you like to see Lovers of the Red Sky return for a second season? Or do you think the story has run its course? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

6 thoughts on “Renewed or cancelled? Will there be a Lovers of the Red Sky Season 2?”

  1. Seems episode 16 is unfinished dialogue between the characters eq. Hwacha, Sam him and the Two Royals as well as the Red Sky Lovers. I would definitely enjoy a sequel to this K-Drama! Season two is a must!

  2. While one arc of the story seems to have concluded, the clash between brothers sets this drama up for a second season! I would love to see more!

  3. I loved this drama but I can’t imagine it continuing. I am good with one season. I am looking forward to another season on Hospital Playlist and Love, Marriage and Divorce.

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