Korean films and television series have garnered a lot of attention worldwide for their realistic themes and good plots. The medical drama genre gained a lot of attention on American television with shows like Grey’s Anatomy and New Amsterdam. Korean television followed suit, and the series Hospital Playlist is created.
About the Series
Hospital Playlist is a South Korean drama series that premiered on Netflix on March 12, 2020. The series revolves around five doctors who work at Yulje Medical Center and have been friends since they began medical college in 1999.
Hospital Playlist rapidly gained popularity and became the ninth highest-rated Korean drama in television history. The series received universal acclaim from critics and viewers. The show also has a rating of 8.7/10 on IMDb.
With the positive reception that the show has received, South Korean network TVN decided to renew the series for a second season.
Who Is Returning for Season Two?
The cast members from the first season will be reprising their roles for the second season. The cast members returning include Jo Jung-suk as Lee Ik-Joon, Yoo Yeon-Seok as Ahn Jung-won, Jung Kyung-ho as Kim Joon-wan, Kim Dae-Myung as Yang Seok-Hyung, and Jen Mi-do as Chae Song-Hwa.
Director Shin Won will be returning to direct the episodes of the second season. His career as a director has been great as he previously directed many popular Korean dramas such as the Reply franchise and Prison Playbook.
What will be the Plot of Season Two
The first season of Hospital Playlist ended with many incomplete character arcs and several cliffhangers. A romance was brewing between Ik-Joon and Song-Hwa. While Ik-Joon struggled with his feelings, Song-Hwa was entirely against them being together. Ik-Joon later left for Spain. Nonetheless, they may very likely begin a relationship in the second season.
Seok-Hyung made the decision to stay and work at the hospital instead of taking over his late father’s company. While this decision left many viewers surprised and scratching their heads, Seok-Hyung seemed happy with his decision. Maybe this decision might come back to trouble him in the next season. Also, his ex-wife, Yoon Si-Hye, contacted him after hearing of his father’s death. He may very likely get back with his ex-wife and repair their relationship.
One of the happy moments in the series had Jung-won confess his feelings to Jang Gyeo-wool, not knowing that she already harbored feelings for him for a long time. Next season could see them in a relationship, and they may very likely take the next step in their relationship.
Progress on Season Two:
The cast members shared their excitement and joy on social media regarding the news of the show’s renewal. However, the show’s revival was done by TVN only. The confirmation from Netflix for the show’s renewal is not out yet. While Netflix’s confirmation is awaited, everyone believes that Netflix will give a confirmed yes and move forward with the show for a second season as the show was a massive success.
When Will Season Two Release?
The second season is expecting to release in 2021. TVN and Netflix are yet to begin production on the show’s second season, which is why they haven’t revealed a fixed release date finally.
Fans of the show are going to have to wait for a while for a second season. But it will be worth the wait as the show will return with a bang and will be filled with more drama and will be more engaging than the first season. Stay tuned for more updates!