Well, why am I not surprised that if someone wants to throw more money at Arthdal Chronicles then it will indeed get made. The second season of the period drama, always expected in terms of narratively as the drama ended on a major cliffhanger and barely seemed to scratch the surface of the story, will be coming in 2023 and the first casting offers are out with Lee Jun Ki and Shin Se Kyung in talks as the leads for Arthdal Chronicles 2. This means, as I expected, original leads Song Joong Ki and Kim Ji Won will not be returning. Reportedly Jang Dong Gun may return, and words still out on Kim Ok Bin. The story in AC2 will time jump 10 years from when season 1 left off so Eun Seob is now an adult (from when Song Joong Ki played him as a late teen), and funnily enough Shin Se Kyung was first offered AC1 but turned if down before it went to Kim Ji Won so if she accepts it will be coming full circle. There is also a new PD as well and I’m so glad because the lugubrious script in AC1 was made all the worse by the dark as shit lightning where half the time you couldn’t see anything and the pretentious directing that made what should be a thrilling world building story feel tiring to watch. I think underneath what didn’t work in AC season 1 there is a core that could be unearthed and made to shine in season 2, and with new leads that I love (and I loved the OG leads too) maybe there is a reason to check it out next year.