With explosive popularity, will the K-drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” have a 2nd season?
Recently, “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” has taken the Korean small screen by storm thanks to its well-written script and brilliant acting, especially the outstanding performance of Park Eun Bin, who plays the female lead – austistic lawyer Woo Young Woo.
The series, while not receiving much attention at first, quickly proved itself as a dark horse, with ratings improving over ten-fold over its air. As a result, despite not yet concluding, many audiences have been asking for a 2nd season.
Hearing these demands, the director of the K-drama revealed that he once mentioned this early on in the production stage, but it takes a lot for a series to be renewed.
According to director Yoo In Sik, the ratings and rankings of a drama is crucial to the making of a second season. In addition, it’s hard to gather the entire cast again and match their schedules for additional filming.
Therefore, a 2nd season for “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” would be almost impossible for the time being, as Kang Tae Oh – the actor who plays the male lead, is going to enlist within this year. Meanwhile, Park Eun Bin, who plays the female lead, has reportedly finished discussions for her next project.
The director also added that while a 2nd season is not impossible, it will be a challenge with Kang Tae Oh’s situation. Netizens also agree that replacing Kang Tae Oh will disappoint many people, who may not continue watching if such was the case. In addition, as Woo Young Woo (Park Eun Bin) and Lee Jun Ho (Kang Tae Oh) are sporting a love line in the series, removing Kang Tae Oh will induce a forced breakup.
On the other hand, if the production team waits for Kang Tae Oh to be discharged to start the 2nd season, the popularity of the drama will be greatly reduced by then.
All in all, while the charms of “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” is irrefutable, there will be a lot of unresolved issues with the announcement of a second season.