Gosh, hearing this confirmed news still gives me a visceral reaction and it’s not a positive one. But then again, the Hong Sisters could have their grand plan mapped out from the beginning for Alchemy of Souls, what with the soul swapping and the multiple seasons. On the cusp of the finale of the drama billed as season 1 with 20-episodes, tvN has confirmed that season 2 with only 10-episodes will air in December 2022. The full cast will return with Lee Jae Wook, Minhyun, Shin Seung Ho, et. al., other than female lead Jung So Min. The new female lead will be played by Go Yoon Jung, who basically had a cameo in episode 1 as the character whose soul went into the body played by Jung So Min. I actually liked Go Yoon Jung in her short but memorable scenes but Jung So Min has spent the last 18-episodes as the female lead and building up the chemistry with all the characters. It’s just that kind of rug pulled out from under the viewer decision making that leaves me sighing. This could work in a book since we picture the characters but in a televised version its hard not to get connected with the actor/actress playing the role.