It may traditionally be dominated by romantic comedies, but the realm of k-drama isn’t really limited to the genre of romance.
There is something for everyone, from historical drama to thrillers. But perhaps since the rise of the pandemic-related streaming culture.
There has been one not-to-be-missed development. It is the rise of Korean programming with darker content.
The dystopian show found a horde of takers, as people around the world may have been looking for an escape route in a pandemic, but with the disjointed cheerfulness of a typical love story.
And the tremendous worldwide popularity of shows like squid games and sweet homes has also triggered another phenomenon that was previously rare in Korean dramas.
In the past few months alone, several hit dark and dystopian shows have announced a new season and have received a lot of attention from the crowd.
However, as writer and director Hwang Dong-hyuk said in an interview with Vanity Fair that Season 2 could arrive as early as late 2023, long wait times can occur.
Song Kang will return to conduct an apocalyptic show with actors Lee Jin Wook, Lee Si Young and Lee Do Hyun.
Fans can expect a new season to follow the survivors as they escape the monster-infested buildings and military infection plans.
Rumor has it that the busy actor’s schedule may be the reason behind the delay.