Korean apocalyptic series ‘Sweet Home’ renewed by Netflix for Seasons 2 and 3

SWEET HOME 2&3
  • Netflix has announced that “Sweet Home” has been renewed for Seasons 2 and 3.
  • “Die as a human or live as a monster. They’re taking the fight outside,” the streaming giant captioned the video announcement.
  • The first season’s director, Lee Eung-bok, will also be directing the next two seasons. He announced, “Season 2 will include a new setting. I believe the technical details we couldn’t refine in Season 1 will be honed in Season 2.”
  • “Sweet Home” is only the latest in the lineup of shows within the Asian horror genre that have recently been renewed by Netflix.

Honey, we’re coming back home.

Netflix has announced that the hit Korean series “Sweet Home” will be back for two more rounds, with Seasons 2 and 3 simultaneously in the works.

“Die as a human or live as a monster. They’re taking the fight outside,” the streaming giant captioned the video announcement.

The apocalyptic horror show follows a high school student who finds himself surrounded by people turning into monsters. Trapped in an apartment building, he and his neighbors must find a way to hold onto humanity as the monsters terrorize the world around them. 

The series is based on a webtoon of the same name, created by Kim Carnby and Yongchan Hwang. Studio Dragon, known for other K-dramas including the smash hit “Crash Landing on You,” produces the series. 

The first season’s director, Lee Eung-bok, will be reprising his role for the next two seasons, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Lee hinted at what’s to come, saying, “Season 2 will include a new setting. I believe the technical details we couldn’t refine in Season 1 will be honed in Season 2.”

The next season will also see the return of Season 1 stars Song Kang, Lee Jin-uk, Lee Si-young, Ko Min-si and Park Kyu-young. Joining the cast are Yoo Oh-seong, Oh Jung-se, Kim Moo-yeol and Jung Jin-young.

“Sweet Home” was released on Netflix in December of 2020, where it became the first Korean series to reach the Top 10 list of most-watched shows in the U.S. It peaked at the No. 3 spot in the U.S., but reached the top position in eight regions worldwide. 

It wasn’t long after that other Korean shows began hitting the top of Netflix’s streaming charts one after another, with last year’s global phenomenon “Squid Game” kicking off the craze for Korean productions. 

“Sweet Home” is only the latest in the lineup of shows within the Asian horror genre that have recently been renewed by Netflix. Season 2 for “Squid Game,” “All of Us Are Dead” and “Alice in Borderland,” to name a few, have been greenlit by Netflix as demand for the genre continues to grow. 

 

Featured Image via Netflix (left), The Swoon (right)

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