tvN Responds To Reports Of “Arthdal Chronicles” Getting A Second Seasons

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tvN finally addresses fans’ wishes and concerns!

“Arthdal Chronicles” aired its final episode last night on September 22. However, the ending left fans wanting more. It was hardly a finished drama because it felt like the production was hinting at a second season.





A source from the drama told news outlets on September 23 that “Arthdal Chronicles” was originally planned out as a drama with many seasons,

“The staff would love to move forward with a second season. The end clips in episode 18 reflect that.”

However, the source also stated that a second season is not only possible with the desire of the staff and that there must be support from the viewers, they ended their statement with promising to look for ways to make a final decision soon,




“We will do our best so that we can carry on with a second season.”

Would you like to see a second season from “Arthdal Chronicles”?

Source: (A)


My Personal Thoughts

Finally, it all makes sense. I have read elsewhere that the drama was originally signed to be multiple seasons. Now, I can finally tie a couple of things together. First of all, why so many scenes felt unnecessary like the back-stories of a lot of characters and the slow pacing. They wanted to create a world and expand on it in further seasons.

I believe that they did it this way because they were almost certain the drama would be a hit. It was Song Joong Ki’s return to the small screen after his immensely popular drama. They also cast other amazing actors with great reputation, with an interesting story and actors; they really thought they had it in the bag. Then the ratings numbers came in and ruined the mood.





The budget was; I think; around $40 million if not more, this is why they didn’t confirm the second season right away. I have read a couple of articles that suggest tvN lost money with “Arthdal Chronicles.” The ratings were always ok but never enough to surpass expectations and break even.

Who would want to fund a project that scores such lackluster ratings? It’s a huge gamble and its unknown if it’ll pay off eventually. This is why the source phrased their statement like that.

It doesn’t necessarily mean that “Arthdal Chronicles” sucked or was bad but what matters was that it wasn’t received as well as it should have been.

Also, we have to consider just how busy the cast is, will they be able to return to the difficult filming for a second season? Will they even be available?

The main cast is extremely popular and hella busy, I don’t know if they’ll be able to pull it off.

I know “Arthdal Chronicles” has amassed a good following that would love a second season but we’ll have to wait and see if it’ll happen.

89 COMMENTS

  1. I really think they must have a next season!!! The last episode 18 is definitely hanging the story.. it seems the highlight of yhe story is just starting they should and must have a next season and have a real final and ending of the story!!

  2. Why would they leave viewers hanging? I know a K Drama that did that and it was soooo annoying because it didn’t give any closure! Please make more episodes and don’t end in the middle!

  3. Arthdal Chronicles is a unique extremely good drama with a story of its own that it’s production no one can ever duplicate
    so I don’t believe in ratings because the air time maybe is not good for others to watch but will surely watch it at a later time
    hoping and praying for season 2
    congratulations to the whole family team of Arthdal Chronicles for creating such a beautiful unique drama for us viewers

  4. Hope they have the same cast cause if you used other people who know who are they Wichita one is supposed to be, it will be HARD TO FALLOW the Drama.
    You get what I mean???

  5. I was hooked by this drama. Im so interested watching this drama due to its uniqueness. I dont care if it has the lowest rating because for me, its worth watching for. I really recommend Arthdal Chronicles. I want season 2 please….

  6. Well this drama is number one in my heart and I love everything about this. I just don’t know why its rating is not that excellent which it deserves high and more. I hope TvN produces its 2nd season to tie all the strings unattached even its not that big hit , even it did not get the wanted rating for this because this drama will be a senseless one if not ended with good ending and will not answer those hanging questions in the twists of the plot.

  7. TVN is in Korea if im not mistaken.

    The ratings from Netflix should prove that the rest of tje world would like another season.

    I should know coz i want to watch more of Arthdal Chronicles

  8. Increible historia.Actuaciones buenas.tienen todo para apuntar alto a otras temporadas y creo que comercializar en el extranjero. SE de otras series coreanas que no han tenido raitings altos en Corea pero fueran causaron furor,asi que seria una tonteria no hacer otras temporadas.Piensen en GOT y aprovechen esta interesante serie.Esperamos mas.

  9. This is really a good drama at first i am not interested watching this but when i watch the first episode i find it interesting im always excited everytime i watched it…i hope ep18 is not the finale…please make another season and continue it so soon…For those who didnt watch it yet please watch arthdal chronicles this is a good drama u will hooked to this when u watch..so please do the next season so soon..please…we will wait for that..

  10. Another season is needed, for sure! As an ending, the season finale just won’t do. Don’t go by S. Korea’s TvN, only, but by Netflix viewership. Viewers want these quality shows and not only the teen-dream stuff. No offense.

    • I love Arthdal. At first it was kind offunny but now the story is unfolding and its really good. Pls do x leave us hanging. Good acting. Good story. Good actions. Good feeling!

    • That’s what i thought too, forget about their low ratings domestically, the drama is popular international. Dont bother with the local audience. I’m sure a lot of countries will buy rights to air the drama too.

  11. Please season two I so much love Dis drama am like when will d next episode be aired please don’t leave us dry am from Africa Nigeria I so much love k drama most d historical ones even more thank Nollywood, if u can relate

  12. Come on! Not that kind of ending!!! If I am wealthy, I will fund the next season of Arthdal! I love everything about this drama! I moved passed the typical Cinderella type of drama.. we need shows like this! I enjoyed Descendants of the Sun but when this one came out, this became my number 1 K drama of all time!

    • I love this dramma sooooo muchhhhhhhh. Its my number 1 fav drama. I want more. Plzzzzz dont leave us hanging. Plzzzzzzzzz. The feeling i got from watching this drama was the best. Its so intresting and its exciting. I cantttttt wait.

    • PLEASE have a Second Season. I’m an avid fan of the Show. IT has a very good story and moral. The a main actors are the whole cast are good . Also allowing inter Asian and international characters will be good.

  13. It will be tragic to not have a continuation of such a great saga…one of the best kdrama which we being non Korean audience just enjoyed and Awaited every weekend…even if we had to wait past midnight for the subtitles to be incorporated for us to watch…Netflix has been able to create and give the platform so different and the Tory telling is so engaging..we as fans want more and more of it and it will be shame not to have…I hope I don’t hurt others sentiments but this drama is at par with any international drama and at par with the likes of games of thrones….I wish the team will be able to bring the second season back…hope is the word we all need!!

  14. This deserves a second run. Come on? After watching the supposed finale episode, what will happen to Arthdal now that Tagon is King? Will Taelha successfully execute her plan to rule as Queen (alone). What about Tanya’s aspirations to take care of her ‘subjects’? Will she be able to fulfill it while waiting for Eunsom or with Eunsom? And what about the twins? Will they be able to unite? Or will there be rivalry? The questions are unending. Lastly, will the spirit of Inaishingi be enough to lead Ago Tribe in the war ahead? I think this drama is the best so far of all I’ve watched (not to mention I just really watch those with the best feedbacks). What injustice if they don’t continue. It’s sad that the cost of production may have not been covered by the show’s revenues and for that, respects to the producers. I hope they’d take the risk one more time.

  15. Well, at first Arthdal Chronicles seems like a new and fresh concept but as it progresses, it reminded me of Game of Thrones of the US and it made sense why I liked it and that’s why they plan it with many seasons. So just go with the 2nd season and end it properly. Hehehe

  16. Another season is a must, please don’t leave us hanging, i so love this drama, not the usual K drama we see on screen, from the story down to the actors, everything is so good!

  17. For me watching this drama “Arthdal chronicles” and staying late up night just to watch the next episodes was worth the wait. Kudos to the great actors and actresses you deserve more from this. You deserve more praises, high ratings etc. You are loved by international fans not only in South Korea. We are just here supporting you and still loving you no matter what happen.

  18. The drama fall because of song joong ki’s divorce, its a very good series but the actor involves in a very controversial matter that affect the show, maybe tvn wants to surpass first the issue then, after maybe the 2nd chapter will go

  19. I agreed with all comments above. Must come out with season 2. The drama really superb and i cant wait to see the next season. The production team and the actor actress giving their best and role make this drama same level as international movie Lord of the ring…

    No matter how much the cost takes…pls come with the 2nd season…TVN no worry we in Malaysia really enjoy with ARTH drama…

  20. Please make more season..I’m very disappointed with the last episode 18th..Very depression i felt.Please make it the right ending..This is the best and very best drama story!!!-Hope producer n team will make it the continuous episode for the real finale..Then i will be in peace and nicely to watch again, again and again like a sweet dream in my sleep..This 18th ending like a nightmares for us..Please i’m begging for the continuous episode to end up the right story..I will crying if like that.Please don’t make us as fans for this drama feel so disappointed..Love from Malaysia

  21. i want morw season to this drama…its sos amazing drama i ever watched…all the artist are so talented..they delivered all of their part nicely….
    More season ARTHDAL CHRONICLES..

  22. K -wood must think about the international viewership too. Keep in mind that k-activitys are famous due to international like us. We have the power to upgrade and downgrade you.. the ratings in Korea dropped due to song Jong ki divorce.. and who the hell watches Cinderella’s story every time… It’s a good drama.

  23. Pls make a new season very hooked with the drama expected one more season for this drama pls don’t end it.
    I watch it regularly wen it’s released pls pls pls don cancel the drama the cast s sooo gud the acting s amazing all actors are exceptional in their acting expecting lots from this drama pls don disappoint us by cancelling.

  24. I hope they reconsider it’s decision and the cast & crew production can able to reunite again. They need to realize International viewers would love to see this 2nd season happen. *praying*

  25. Please make the next season for this drama..i subscribed on netflix because of this..ive been dissapointed watching the last episode..please make our subrsciption worth it..

  26. Its a amazing drama ever, i am fans of TVN always produce very good drama and story. The last 18 eps just ending like that quite dissappointed. It should be have a final of the the ending.story, i believe!! Still many question mark of the final from arthdal and aguzhu destiny. Twins brother and tanya hows their destiny also. Pls TVN, give your supporting fans have a good answer. Will looking forward for the next season

  27. Please we need season 2…i think it’s not yet done we want more.
    This is amazing creation cast was good and outstanding we definitely want more…please continue to do this kind of drama…may god bless all the production team and the cast who did the excellent jon
    More power.

  28. It is a very good drama, I really enjoyed it and it deserves a second season. This final season was not an end to the story at all. I totally recommend this drama, great cast, well played, complex plot.
    Thumbs up for a second season!

    • Yes pls netflix hear us out! It may not have had high ratings in korea but international audience on netflix want more please we beg of you!!!

      It was such a great story with amazing acting from everyone! Would be such a shame to not fulfill the whole story.

  29. As rightly said its a gamble, this is really an epic again these some corporate bull shit is happening behind.
    After the series LOST this is one of a kind having very good story line, dialog screen play, it deserve to go for multiple seasons.
    Those stupid zombie series were going upto 10 seasons this deserve lot better

  30. I was a big follower and fan of GOT. I was looking for something to fill that gap although there were similarities once I watched AC It fufiled that gap and more one of the best series I have ever seen, if you were too peel every layer of Intricacies of the storyline its absolutely sublime and enlightening too the point of simple but truthful messages of human nature and mankind . I’m not sure why Koreans wouldn’t support it more, It’s like their own epic series like lord of the rings, GOT etc. I know the rest of the world that have seen it loves it I just hope in my life time they might get a chance to bring Arthdal Chronicles up to fufil its prophecy of true enlightenment. What a blessing it has been to watch it thus far.

    All the best to the the creators and teams to get enough support to return Eusome as Aramun and inaishingi to be riding Kanemaru with his sword and defeating Tagon what a dream.

    Much luv TBR

  31. hey tvn! just because the show didnt boom right away doesnt mean it wouldnt ever! make season 2 happen and we will support this! we will make ratings high! ARTHDAL CHRONICLES IS MUCH MORE BETTER THAN ANY OTHER SERIES YOU HAVE MADE!

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