Arthdal Chronicles is one of Netflix’s most successful South Korean shows. The fantasy series proved to be a big hit both in South Korea and around the world. The show features South Korean actors such as Jan Dong-gun, Kim Ji-Won, Kim Ok-vin, Song Joong-ki.
The show was released by Netflix as an entire season, but in South Korea, the 18 episodes of the show were split into three seasons. Despite the show’s success, the availability of Arthdal Chronicles season 2 is shrouded in uncertainty. This piece will divulge everything you need to know about Arthdal Chronicles season 2.
When will Netflix release Arthdal Chronicles season 2?
Back in September, it was reported that the production team was debating whether to continue with Arthdal Chronicles season 2. It was reported that the availability of season 2 depended on the staff, and how well viewers received the show.
That same month, an article was released claiming that Arthdal Chronicles had been renewed for another season. If the reports turn out to be true, we might have to wait a year or two before Netflix gets episodes of the show.
The earliest that Arthdal Chronicles can be available on Netflix is 2021. Fortunately for you, Netflix plans to add more Korean dramas to its catalog in 2020. You will have a wide range of Korean content to watch before Arthdal Chronicles season 2 drops.
What happened in Arthdal Chronicles season 1?
Arthdal Chronicles is a period drama set in ancient Korea. Season 1 introduced us to a fearless and pioneering warrior with a strong sense of loyalty toward his clan. Eun Seom was prophesied to conquer the city of Arthdal, and under his leadership, Arthdal was to become a vast empire.
Seom was also prophesied to fall love with a girl named Tan-ya. Tan-ya was the leader of the Wahan Tribe, and she saw it as her destiny to lead the tribe to prosperity.
The show then introduced us to Ta-gon, a famous warrior and a skilled strategist with an eye for the throne. Ta-gon quickly established himself as one of the most unpredictable and dangerous characters on the show. The fourth main character was the last surviving member of the Noeantal race and the first empress of the empire, Tae Al-ha.
Arthdal Chronicles season 1 dealt with these four characters as they battled each other to become ruler of Arthdal. The characters embarked on a journey where they showed affection and betrayed each other in equal measure. Arthdal Chronicles showed that each of these characters will do the unthinkable to sit on the throne. Perhaps that why some fans likened the show to HBO’s Game of Thrones.
What to expect in Arthdal Chronicles season 2
We expect Arthdal Chronicles season 2 to continue with the same power struggles that dominated season 1. The last episode of season 1 appeared to lay the groundwork for season 2.
The final episode saw Seom prove to the clans that he is the Inaishingi after the leader of the Tae Tribe died during the night. This act united the clans into a combined tribe with Seom as their leader. At the same time, Ta-gon claimed the throne and rallied his people against the Ago Tribe. This action sets up season 2 perfectly, as it puts Ta-gon on a potential warpath with Seom.
The fate of the Wahan Tribe hangs in the balance after we saw Tan-ya secretly cast a spell on them and intertwine their fate to hers. There is a plan in place to obliterate the Wahan Tribe, and we will see in season 2 whether Tan-ya’s actions will save them.