I’ve noticed a number of upcoming sequels and decided to cover them as there are quite a few that I’m looking forwards to. Honestly, the vast majority of dramas do not need, and shouldn’t get sequels. . Most lakorns are based on the romance and suffer from too much filler material, not too much plot. Nevertheless, there have been some sequels announced and I thought I’ll talk about them briefly as I do think some of the sequels sound promising.
Girl From Nowhere Season 2 (2021)
The 2018 lakorn Girl From Nowhere (2018) won a lot of praise based on its tight storytelling, the varied social issues it dealt with and of course, the titular girl Nanno who was played with perfection by Kitty Amatayakul. I spent most of the time watching season 1 trying to figure out what and/or who Nanno was and being fascinated by her. Well now Nanno returns again in Girl From Nowhere Season 2 (2021). This lakorn airs on Netflix on May 7, 2021.
Synopsis: Nanno is back, doling karmic retribution to more students and faculty in a new season of this anthology series — and this time, she’s not alone. (Source: Netflix)
Hospital Playlist 2 (2021)
Not really a big fan of hospital dramas, but I do know that Korean’s Hospital Playlist (2020) was a massive hit with critics and audiences alike! No synopsis yet for the 2nd season that starts June 17, 2021 so here’s the synopsis from the 1st season. Looks like the cast, writer and director are all returning too.
Synopsis: The stories of people going through their days that are seemingly ordinary but actually special, at the hospital, a place known as the microcosm of life, where someone is being born and someone’s life meets their ending. The five doctors are long-time friends of 20 years who started their undergrad in 1999 in the same medical school and now are colleagues in the same hospital and have a band together. (Source: Naver, translated by YeoNiverse) (Source: mydramalist.com)
Voice 4: Judgment Hour (2021)
So I watched Voice (2019), the Thailand version which I liked and then I watched the Korean drama Voice 2 (2018) and loved that so I’m so pumped for Voice 4: Judgment Hour (2021). The series is about a voice profiler who solves crimes and her partner, whom has changed three times now but they’re all male cops with major issues. There are a lot of social issues referenced in the episodes, which usually end up tying to together to be about one big baddie they need to take down. This drama airs June 19 on OCN and should have 14 episodes.
Synopsis: Revolves around an emergency call center and the employees who attempt to fight crime using the limited information they get from the urgent calls they receive. Kang Kwon Joo is a life-saving voice profiler. Derek Jo, a unit leader at the LAPD who winds up collaborating with the Golden Time Team. A tough perfectionist who refuses to accept even the smallest mistake, Derek Jo will be a force to be reckoned. (Source: Soompi) (Source: mydramalist.com)
And even more sequels are being planned!
The period romantic comedy featuring Kimberly Voltemas and Mario Maurer is back with a sequel, Thong Ake Mor Yah Tah Chaloang 2. Popular Korean dramas are getting sequels as well, The Penthouse 3: War in Life (2021) and The Uncanny Counter 2 (2022).