Has Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist been renewed for Season 2? Here’s what we know:

Renewed Or Cancelled?

Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist is the latest weekly K-drama, blending historical drama and romance together with a delightful cast of characters.

If you’ve been following this one, you may be wondering if this has been renewed or cancelled. Well, wonder no more! Here’s what we know about a renewal:


What is Poong The Joseon Psychiatrist Season 1 about?

Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist is a combination of medical and period drama that looks like it’s going to be quite the delightful blend of genres. Set during the Joseon Period, the tale follows Yoo Se Poong. He’s a talented physician who practices at the royal palace. However, when he’s implicated in a conspiracy that threatens the royal family, he’s driven out of court. Eventually, he finds himself in a remote village community; a massive fall from grace for someone so prestigious.

Poong ends up helping heal a local and as a result, stays in the village for a prolonged period of time. He attracts the attention of Gye Ji-Han, a middle-aged local doctor, and takes the young physician under his wing. Rounding out the trio is Seo Eun-Woo, a young widow. What will become of this trio? We’ll have to wait and find out.


Has Poong The Joseon Psychiatrist been renewed for season 2?

At the time of writing, tvN have not renewed Poong The Joseon Psychiatrist for season 2. 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 3.8% share nationwide but since then, the show has been hovering around a 4-5% share, with the final episode rounding out affairs with 5.09%.

The pretty standard ratings, alongside the fact that most k-dramas wrap up their stories in a single season, reinforces that it’s very rare to find these sort of shows renewed. Given this is a simple historical drama at its heart, we predict Poong The Joseon Psychiatrist will not be renewed.

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


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.

However, there is always the possibility that the actors return for a follow-up for a sequel or a spin-off featuring the same characters. But regardless, we don’t see this one as being renewed.

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


Would you like to see Poong The Joseon Psychiatrist 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 “Has Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist been renewed for Season 2? Here’s what we know:”

  1. What a horrible leave!!! why on a cliff hanger??? if there was no chance for a renewal give us our norm k drama ending so angry my fav actor Kim min Jae deserves so much more attention for this!!!

  2. J’aimerais qu’il y ait une suite, je m’attendais à voir une demande en mariage, cela aurait pu conclure le dernier épisode, mais là, je suis restée sur ma faim. J’ai pensé que peut-être , c’était fait comme çà pour lancer le 1er épisode d’une saison 2. Si çà ne se fait pas, c’est dommage !

  3. It was a brilliant series but what a ridiculous ending! If it wasn’t going to have a season 2 it should have wrapped up and finished properly in the last episode. I feel the 20 odd hours we’ve watched this series for has been a waste of time sadly, as I loved it. We needed an ending!

  4. How can it not come back for another season r mini-season. It left us hanging with no resolution. IT HAS TO BE RENEWED!

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