Has Song of the Bandits been renewed for Season 2? Here’s what we know:

Renewed Or Cancelled?

Given the wave of Korean dramas as well as films made originally by Netflix, there is a lot of buzz for new shows released on the platform every month. This year’s period drama, Song of the Bandits, stars Kim Nam-gil and Girls’ Generation’s (SNSD) Seohyun.

After the release of not one but two action dramas this year, Nam-gil has an array of projects in the years to come. Nam-gil has been praised for his performances in Island and now in Song of the Bandits while Seo-hyun garnered a lot of attention for her raunchy role in the BDSM-themed film, Love and Leashes.

After seeing them together for the first time and with the way things ended in the first season of Song of the Bandits many viewers are left with one lingering question – has this been renewed?

If you’ve finished watching this one, you may be wondering if Song of the Bandits has been renewed or cancelled. Here’s what we know so far:

What is Song of the Bandits about?

The show follows the lives of people who lived in Japan-occupied South Korea. After the people head to the lawless land of Jiandao in China, the travellers settle down and unite to protect their settlement from harm.

Lee Yoon is a Korean who serves under the Japanese military in South Korea. Circumstances lead him to leave everything behind and travel to Jiandao, China where he becomes a bandit to protect the settlement in Jiandao and its people.

We have extensive coverage for Song of the Bandits across the site, including episode recaps for the first season as well as full a season review for the drama. You can check those out HERE.

Will there be a Season 2 of Song of the Bandits?

At the time of writing, Netflix has not renewed Song of the Bandits for a second season. Given the nature of this series, that could change if it does good numbers for the streamers.

Generally, networks and streaming platforms 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, other times, it can take months before a network makes a decision over a show’s future.

So far, Song of the Bandits has had a pretty positive reaction from audiences and critics alike with steady ratings for a web drama. The show is already among Top 10 Most Watched TV Shows globally.

Also, the way the season ended, there is some hope for the show to be renewed. With all that considered, we predict that Netflix may renew Song of the Bandits for a follow-up season

Now, that is not the only deciding factor here since streamers tend to cancel shows despite the popularity of the show. Many popular shows on Netflix have been cancelled to the dismay of many fans. However, 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 Song of the Bandits Season 2 so far:

Barely anything is known about a renewal of Song of the Bandits considering that Netflix hasn’t greenlit a sequel yet. With that being said, the show ended with a few cliffhangers that make us believe that this K-drama project could release a second season; a possible spin-off series or a spin-off movie with the characters from this series. 

With the freedom struggle still ongoing still, there is a possibility for Gwang-il to confront Hee-shin who he knows is an insurgent. We can also expect Hee-shin to help Gwang-il see the importance of Korea’s freedom in order to convince him to betray the Japanese army. 

With the order passed by Japanese government, it is possible that Yoon and his crew join the insurgents and help free Joseon from any external ruler. We can also hope for Eon-nyeoni to use the bandit crew’s help to avenge the death of her parents. 

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

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

22 thoughts on “Has Song of the Bandits been renewed for Season 2? Here’s what we know:”

  1. Song of the bandits was amazing! Script, acting,music and filmmaking. Deserves at least a second season!

  2. I would love to see a 2nd series of this fantastic drama to bring to a conclusion all the questions we have concerning the futures of the central characters.

    I’m hoping Netflix will put fans out of their Misery soon and give the go-ahead for series 2 to begin filming. To have a series 3 would be hoping for too much, but the storyline and the characters are too good to leave hanging, not knowing if they succeed in their mission for a free Joseon.

  3. Season 2 and forward seasons will be great… it’s an amazing drama/ with some comedy… really needs to be renewed

  4. I would definitely want to see a 2nd season of “Song of the Bandits”. Certainly a lot of cliffhanger points on which to base another exciting series. Please continue on with the same great actors. Loved it.

  5. I would love to see a 2nd, 3rd and 4th season of the Song of the Bandits, this is a great series and I can’t wait to see a 2nd season. I really feel you have a winner story here. So please, please make a 2nd series. Thanks!

  6. Brilliant series and still so much to tell about this period in South Korea’s history. Please, please produce series 2.

  7. There must be season two or at least a movie! To manny unresolved threads. Very frustration not to have more of this terrific drama!

  8. I really want to sea a second season to know the ending of the story and mostly because the actors are amazing.

  9. I really enjoy this Series and I certainly want to know what’s going to happen to the Viklage of Gando, as well as Yoon and Hee-shin’s relationship.

  10. I would like a second season to see where all these storylines gone. I thoroughly enjoyed this tragic comic production

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