Netflix Cancelled K Dramas :
Netflix recently made the tough decision to cancel second seasons for some beloved Korean and Japanese dramas. While fan-favorites like Sweet Home and All of Us Are Dead are gearing up for exciting new seasons, other shows featuring popular actors like Ahn Hyo Seop and Ji Chang Wook have been discontinued after their initial season. Before you dive into a bowl of kimchi stew to drown your sorrows, let’s take a closer look to see if your ultimate must-watch made the cut or faced the curtain call.
Here’s a rundown of the Korean dramas that won’t be returning for a second season, Here is the List of Netflix Cancelled K Dramas :
A Time Called You (aired on September 8th, 2023):
- Starring Ahn Hyo Seop, Jeon Yeo Been, and Kang Hoon, this time slip drama, directed by Kim Jin Won and Choi Hyo Bi, became a fan favorite. However, it has been categorized as a Limited Series on Netflix.
Celebrity: Released June 30th, 2023:
- Starring Park Gyu Young, Kang Min Hyuk, Lee Chung Ah and directed by Kim Cheol Kyu, Kim Yi Young, Celebrity explores the highs and lows of Instagram fame. Unfortunately, the show will not be renewed for another season.
The Days (June 1st, 2023):
- This Japanese show delves into the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, starring Koji Yakusho, Yutaka Takenouchi, and Fumiyo Kohinata. It won’t be returning for the next season.
First Love (November 24th, 2023):
- Hailed as one of the best romantic shows of 2023, First Love, a Japanese drama starring Hikari Mitsushima, Takeru Satoh, and Rikako Yagi, won’t be continuing its story into the next season.
Glitch (November 24th, 2022):
- Starring Jeon Yeo Been and NANA and directed by Gin Han Sai and Roh Deok, Glitch, which revolves around a UFO enthusiast and a mysterious disappearance, will not see a renewal.
Mask Girl (Released August 18th, 2023):
- Featuring Ko Hyun Jung, Ahn Jae Hong, and Yeom Hye Ran and directed by Kim Yong Hoon, Mask Girl tells the story of an office worker’s transformation into a masked internet personality. Sadly, the show won’t be continuing.
The Sound of Magic (Released May 22nd, 2022):
- Starring Ji Chang Wook, Choi Sung Eun, and Hwang In Youp, this K-drama directed by Kim Sung Youn and Kim Min Jeong won’t be receiving a new season. The show revolves around a magician making troubles disappear in an abandoned theme park.
While it’s disappointing to see these shows conclude after their first season, there’s always the hope for new and exciting content on the horizon.