MBC’s famous South Korean Drama, The Red Sleeve, has recently concluded its first installment. And given the show’s popularity, fans are hoping to see The Red Sleeve Season 2 soon. The final episode of the first season aired on January 1, 2022. With a thrilling end to season 1, avid fans have been eager to know if the show could return for a second installment.
The K-drama is inspired by the novel named The Red Sleeve. It focuses on a royal court romance between the King of Joseon and a courtesy lady named Seong Deok-im. The King believes in keeping his duties towards the nation above his feelings of love. Meanwhile, Deok-im is desperate to protect the life that she had chosen for herself. She desires to live her life by her choices instead of being called the King’s woman like other court ladies. So, will the series return for a second installment? Keep reading ahead to find out!
Has MBC Renewed The Red Sleeve Season 2?
Unfortunately, the network has not made any official announcement regarding the second installment. The show has also been rated 9/10 on MY DramList and 8.9/10 on IMDB. Moreover, the show has managed to counter numerous viewership records over the course of seventeen episodes. Thus, the positive response to the series makes a strong case for The Red Sleeve Season 2. However, fans might have to wait a while before the network announces a renewal.
The Red Sleeve Season 2: What To Expect?
The finale of The Red Sleeve was extremely emotional for the fans and the characters. The episode witnessed a series of death, starting with Yi San and Deok-Im’s son, who died of measles. Both the characters were struck by grief and were not allowed to see their son for the last time. Deok-im was pregnant and refused to eat although Yi San requested her to eat for the baby. Moreover, Young-hee was executed for having an affair and a miscarriage.
Further, Yi San was totally broken when his pregnant wife Deok-im was also taken away from him because of the disease. He lost his cool and decided to rule the nation with an empty and cold heart. The first installment ended with Yi San dreaming of reuniting with Deok-im. It seemed like San passed away in his dream while talking to Deok-im.
However, the storyline could revive Yi-san in The Red Sleeve Season 2. He could return as the King and rule the nation in the best possible way. He might have to remarry to get an heir to the throne. However, he would never be able to get over Deok-im’s death and wait for his moment to reunite with her next season.
Who Could Return For The Next Season?
The lead cast members returning for The Red Sleeve Season 2 could be Lee Jun-ho as Yi-san, Lee Se-young as Seong Deok-im, and Kang Hoon as Hong Deok-ro. Moreover, other recurring stars who could appear next season are Lee Deok-hwa, Jang He-jin, Kang Mal-guem, Park Ji-young, Ji Eun, and Oh Dae-hwan. Moreover, if the series returns for The Red Sleeve Season 2, fans can expect to see some new faces in the start cast.
The Red Sleeve Season 2: When Will It Return?
Sadly, MBC TV has not renewed the second installment yet. The filming for the first season took seven months, from May-December 2021. Thus, if the network announces the second installment in the coming months, viewers can expect to see The Red Sleeve Season 2 in the second half of 2022. Also, the previous season featured 17 episodes. Hence, a similar episode count can be expected during the second season. So, stay tuned for more thrilling news updates about your preferred K-dramas.