The inaugural season of Moon Lovers became the talk of the town when it came more than four years ago. Different opinions and critical reviews even created a debate among the fans. But in the end, the Kdrama had a great impact on the viewers, and hence they’re still demanding to see Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo Season 2. So, will they ever get to see the second season of the Kdrama? Here is everything to know.
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo is a South Korean historical fantasy TV series. It is an adaptation of a Chinese novel titled “Bu Bu Jing Xin.” The series’ inaugural episode premiered on August 29, 2016, on SBS and ran for a total of twenty episodes. Since then, the fans are anticipating the arrival of its sequel.
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo Season 2: Renewal Status!
The first season of the Kdrama was one of the most expensive shows ever sold. Its single episode costs $400,000 to the Chinese broadcasting network Youku totaling over $8 million. Despite being expensive, its nationwide ratings were only 7.6%. As a result, Moon Hearts was considered a failure as its performance was below the expectation of the makers. However, the viewers didn’t find it that bad. It received some criticism for poor direction and screenplay, but overall it had a good impact on the viewers.
The followers of this Kdrama even filed several petitions for Moon Lovers Scarlet Heart Ryeo Season 2. However, it didn’t affect the production studio. As fans are already aware, it is very unusual for a Kdrama to get a renewal for further installments. Unfortunately, it seems like this one is no different. Also, Moon Lovers’ story received closure in the first season finale. Therefore, the chances of Moon Lovers returning for another run are very low.
Moon Lovers: Plot Details
Moon Lovers Scarlet Heart Ryeo begins when a 21st century 25 years old girl, Go Ha-jin, traveled back in time. She woke up in the body of Hae Soo in the year 941. Hae Soo is one of the royal princesses of the ruling family during the reign of King Taejo. Initially, she developed a liking towards the eighth prince, Wang Wook, who is gentle and warm-hearted.
But later, she fell in love with the fourth prince, Wang Wo, who is really fearsome and hides his face behind a mask. Soon, Hae Soo finds herself unconsciously caught up in castle politics and the competition among the princesses as they fight to gain power.
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo Season 2: Release Date
As previously mentioned, it is very unlikely that Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo Season 2 will ever take place. However, due to the heavy demands from the fans, the makers might consider the possibility of a spin-off or movie adaptation. If this happens in the next few months, and the project gets the green light, then it might premiere sometime in 2023.