Renewed Or Cancelled?
Youth of May is the latest KBS2 Korean drama to land on Viki. Generally the raw version of this can be found shortly after broadcast, although the hard-working subtitle team can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days to translate.
This 12 episode romantic drama quickly established itself as a a real rollercoaster ride of emotion, with lots of highs and lows along the way.
What is Youth of May about?
Youth of May is a well written romantic drama set during the middle of the 1980’s during the Gwangju uprising. A romance blossoms between Hee-Tae and Myung-Hee but their love is pushed to the limits as a much larger threat sees the future of Korea hang in the balance.
We have extensive coverage on Youth of May across the site, including recaps for all 12 episodes. Feel free to check them out by clicking HERE
Has Youth of May been renewed for season 2?
At the time of writing, KBS2 has not made an official announcement about the future of Youth of May.
It’s not uncommon for most Korean dramas to round out their stories with a single season, however the recent Westernization of these dramas has led to a lot more renewals that do buck that trend.
SBS’s Penthouse, TV Chosun’s Love ft. Marriage & Divorce and tvN’s Stranger are the more prolific examples of this. Although no announcement has been officially made, given the way Youth of May finished we predict that there will not be a second season. If this changes, we’ll be sure to update this page.
The ratings have been pretty steady for Youth of May overall, hovering between 4 and 6% for most of the season according to Nielsen nationwide ratings. Critics and audience scores have been steady too, with the highest rating occurring during episode 8, where the show boasted highs of 5.7%.
What we know about season 2 so far
Nothing has been confirmed about season 2 but we don’t expect this one to be renewed in the near future. This 12 episode drama closed everything out beautifully and we have extended coverage of that across our episode 12 recap & review and ending explained articles.
Once we receive confirmation of a renewal or cancellation though, we’ll be sure to keep you in the loop. We generally update these pages once a week as more information becomes available.
Would you like to see Youth of May return for a second season? Do you think this one ended beautifully or do you think a follow-up is likely? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!