‘Alchemy of Souls’ to premiere second season in December with Lee Jae-wook, Hwang Min-hyun and Go Yoon-jung

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Alchemy of Souls will premiere its second season with returning cast members Lee Jae-wook, Hwang Min-hyun and Go Yoon-jung in December.

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The hit historical drama, which will conclude its first 20-episode run this Sunday (August 28), will continue with season two in December, according to its production team per Soompi.

Today (August 26), the cast and crew were reported filming Alchemy of Souls season two, which is projected to end sometime this autumn. The source also confirms that “Part 2 of Alchemy of Souls is set to air in December.”

South China Morning Post previously reported that tvN will renew the drama for a 10-episode second season. Actors Lee Jae-wook, Hwang Min-hyun and Go Yoon-jung have confirmed their participation in the follow-up, which is already in production.

Go will reprise her role as Nak-su, who appeared at the beginning of the show, and becomes a leading character in the second season. The fate of Mu-deok, played by Jung So-min, may be uncertain as the actor’s representatives have reportedly yet to confirm her involvement in the second season.

The production team remarked per Soompi, “There are still two episodes left, so it’s difficult to answer because it will be a spoiler.”

According to South China Morning Post, the show’s creators split the narrative of Alchemy of Souls into two blocks as they found themselves unable to fit the entire story into a single season.

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Alchemy of Souls is penned by screenwriting duo Hong Sisters (Hong Jung-eun and Mi-ran) and set in the fictional kingdom of Daeho, which appears to be loosely based on Korea’s Joseon era. The series revolves around a group of nobles and warriors whose fates become intertwined because of Hwanhonsool, a supernatural phenomenon involving the returned souls of the dead.

In Alchemy of Souls, Go Yoon-jung plays Nak-Su, a formidable assassin trapped in the body of a frail servant on a quest to regain her magical abilities.

Ex-NU’EST member Hwang Min-Hyun also stars as Seo Yool, the heir of a noble family who is gifted with good looks, intelligence and talent in martial arts – but is also naive and harbours a crush on a secretive girl.

In a three-star review of Alchemy of Souls, NME’s Tanu I. Raj praised its “compelling world and mesmerizing CGI, but that might not be enough to make up for its faults.”

The post ‘Alchemy of Souls’ to premiere second season in December with Lee Jae-wook, Hwang Min-hyun and Go Yoon-jung appeared first on NME.

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