Will there be season 2 of Itaewon Class?

Developed by Kim Do-soo for Showbox, ‘Itaewon Class’ is a popular South Korean drama TV series that was released on January 31, 2020, on JTBC in Korea. The series is based on the webtoon of the exact title by Gwang Jin. It stars Park Seo-joon, Kim Da-mi, Yoo Jae-myung, and Kwon Nara. This series is the first-ever series to be produced by Showbox.


Upon release, ‘Itaewon Class’ has received global attention and it is worth mentioning that the drama series also managed to win Best Drama Series at the 25th Asian Television Awards.


With such amazing achievements, it’s no wonder why many fans crave season 2. Let’s find out whether or not the series will be back for another run.


What is the drama about?


DramaWiki official synopsis for Itaewon Class reads: “Park Sae Roy gets expelled from school for punching a school bully, the son of the CEO of his father’s employer. As a result, his father gets fired from his job. When the same bully causes an accident that kills his father, Sae Roy beats him severely and is sent to prison. Once released, Sae Roy follows in his father’s footsteps by opening a bar-restaurant in Itaewon. Together with his manager and other staff, Sae Roy hopes to ruin his rival and achieve even greater success.”


Will there be a Season 2 of Itaewon Class?


Without a doubt, ‘Itaewon Class’ is a massive success and has a huge fan following across the globe. But unfortunately, there’s been no concrete news regarding a second season. 


The last episode of the popular Korean drama series summed over 16.540% countrywide viewership and earned a place in the top 3 for highest viewership rating in JTBC and also made it to the top 8 highest-rated drama series in the history of Korean cable TV. 


Time Magazine mentioned the drama on its list of “The 10 Best Korean Dramas to Watch on Netflix”. Forbes also mentioned ‘Itaewon Class’ on its list of “The 13 Best Korean Dramas Of 2020”. 


However, we are optimistic that the series will make a comeback at some point but since nothing is confirmed it is best to wait for further announcements.


Itaewon Class Season 2 Release Date


As of now, an official release is not announced as the series has not been renewed yet. It’s not known when the show makers will announce season 2 of ‘Itaewon Class’ since fans are eagerly waiting for some sort of news. Moreover, some people have started speculating that season 2 will be out somewhere in 2022 but till now the producers have not confirmed it. Fans need to patiently wait for official updates about the second installment. 


The Cast of Itaewon Class Season 2


Find the names of the characters below who are expected to return if a second season is renewed.


  • Park Seo-joon plays Park Sae-ro-yi

  • Kim Da-mi plays Jo Yi-seo

  • Yoo Jae-myung plays Jang Dae-hee

  • Kwon Nara will act as Oh Soo-ah

  • Kim Dong-hee depicts Jang Geun-soo

  • Ryu Kyung-soo illustrates Choi Seung-kwon

  • Lee Joo-young portrays Ma Hyeon-yi

  • Chris Lyon will return as Kim To-ni

  • Ahn Bo-hyun will act as Jang Geun-won

  • Kim Hye-eun depicts Kang Min-jung

  • Hong Seo-joon plays Mr. Kim

  • Yoo Da-mi illustrates Kim Sun-ae


Itaewon Class Season 2 Plot: What to expect?


The first season had a perfect ending that everyone wished for. The two main characters Jo Yi-seo and Park Sae-ro-yi ended up being together happily and Jang Ga enterprise was taken over by Park Sae-ro-yi. However, fans were overjoyed to witness Park Bogum making a cameo appearance in the final moment of the series which raised fans’ expectations for a potential season 2.


So if a second season happens, it’s likely that the story would focus on Park Bogum and Soo Ah and the beginning of their new relationship.


Stay tuned for more!

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