Lee Jun Ki and Shin Se Kyung Offered Lead Roles in the Upcoming Arthdal Chronicles 2 Which Time Jumps 10 Years Later

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.

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Production Company of Arthdal Chronicles Licenses IP to Produce Video Game and Manhwa and Still Considering Filming Season 2 of Drama

Wow, I haven’t heard this drama mentioned in quite some time and honestly I feel like every single actor and actress involved has moved on completely by now. K-ent is reporting that the production company behind fantasy sageuk Arthdal Chronicles … Continue reading

Sliding Scale of When Lead Onscreen Chemistry Saves or Sinks Preposterously Plotted K-dramas

Four episodes into watching K-drama The King: Eternal Monarch and it’s a steady stream of “buh” and “huh” and “snooze…..” The story may be disjointed but there have been way worse written K-dramas that have worked better thanks to the … Continue reading

Production Company Confirms Season 2 of Arthdal Chronicles to Start Filming September 2020

It’s too early to say whether this is a financial smart move but the production company behind the big budget fantasy sageuk Arthdal Chronicles has announced officially that season 2 of the series would indeed be made. Filming is scheduled … Continue reading

Joynews Poll of Industry Insiders Selects Arthdal Chronicle as Worst Drama of 2019 and Sky Castle as Best Drama

This is a little early for year end lists but like Christmas creep everything happens earlier and earlier. Joynews in South Korea conducted a poll of 200 K-ent industry insiders from producers, directors, screenwriters, and drama crew members to ask … Continue reading

Penultimate Episode of Fantasy Sageuk Arthdal Chronicles Bring in 6.412% Ratings

It’s finale weekend over on tvN as the big budgeted and highly promoted fantasy sageuk Arthdal Chronicles wraps up its ambitious tale with the final two episodes. The penultimate episode brought in 6.412% ratings, so part 3 of this drama … Continue reading

Fantasy Sageuk Arthdal Chronicles Returns for Season 2 This Weekend Taking Over For Hotel Del Luna

tvN started off summer of 2019 with the highly anticipated fantasy sageuk Arthdal Chronicles but it was the next drama to come the fantasy drama Hotel Del Luna that garnered higher ratings an buzz. One will never know how Arthdal … Continue reading

Poster and Preview for Season 3 of Arthdal Chronicles Teases Direct Conflict and More Action Between All the Leads

Summer of 2019 is ending and will bring with it the return of tvN drama Arthdal Chronicles, which kicked of the summer when it first premiered at the beginning of June. The first two seasons didn’t reach the ratings height … Continue reading

Song Joong Ki and Kim Ji Won in New Photo Spread Promoting Third and Final Season of Arthdal Chronicles

I think the preliminary verdict is that tvN drama Arthdal Chronicles is a relative disappointment, vis-a-vis the largest budget in K-drama history and of 54 billion won even greater by far from the most recent biggest budget K-drama Mr. Sunshine … Continue reading