Everything in the whole universe tests our limits and pushes us to do more. And the one who passes all the tests is rewarded with the title of “Survival of the Fittest.” Currently, thinking about the situation, being physically and mentally fit is all that a person needs.
Whenever the word “Fit” comes, my subconscious mind imagines soldiers and military personnel because the height of training they do is regarded as the toughest and deadliest. For them, every training session is like “Do or Die.” Netflix’s D.P. Series is somewhere under the Military, Soldiers, and their training.
The South Korean Drama Series is Written by Kim Bo-tong and Han Jun-hee and Directed by Han Jun-hee. The Series is an adaptation to a webtoon named D.P: Dog Days by Kim Bo-tong.
The Series was initially released on Netflix on 27th August 2021. Currently, it has only one season with six episodes, each with a running time of 45 to 55 minutes. The Episodes are named “A Man Holding Flowers,” “Daydream,” “That Woman,” “The Monty Hall Problem,” “Military Dog,” and “Onlookers.”
Starring Jung Hae-in (as Private Ahn Joon-ho), Koo Kyo-hwan (as Corporal Han Ho-Yul), Kim Sung-Kyun ( Sergeant First Class Park Bum-gu), and Son Seok-Koo (as Captain Im Ji-sup) in the lead roles and Lee Jun-young (as Jung Hyun-min), Hong Kyung as (Ryu Yi-Kang), Cho Hyun-Chul as (Jo Seok-bong), and Shin Seung-ho as (Hwang Jang-soo) in the supporting roles.
The military-themed drama sheds light on Korea’s law that asserts that all male citizens of the nation between the age of 18-28 must enlist themselves in the army. Many folks who have been a part of the defense forces can easily relate to the show’s characters.
Although the story includes a pinch of diaphanous comical elements, it does not shy off from the uncomfortable and uneasy conversation revolving around guilt and shame correlated with dereliction. With the intriguing perspective brought by the show to the center stage, we are getting your point and why you are enthusiastic to know if there will be any second season.
Overview of the Series D.P.
The Full form of D.P. stands for Deserter Pursuit. and explains the tale of a team of Korean military police. The Team has the mission to catch deserters.
The Series overstates the undesirable and unpleasant nature of the military, which is never portrayed in any magazine, videos, or interviews. The bullying and survival of the fittest are rampant and rife amongst military personnel.
Those presumed or inferred the “weakest” or are tagged as “Weaklings” are thrown to the bottom of the ranks and are regarded as the Undesirable Soldiers. They are served with alarming, horrible, and horrifying experiences, and their superiors subjugate them. Private Ahn Joon-ho and Corporal Han Ho-Yul both join hands to locate and look for the deserters, and eventually, they end up on an adventurous and thrilling journey.
Let’s now get into the pages of Netflix and unearth when Netflix releases its second segment.
When Would D.P. Season 2 Get Released?
D.P. Season 1 was initially released, airing all its episodes on August 27, 2021, on Netflix. The first season consists of six episodes with a running time of 45-55 minutes each.
Considering the second season, Netflix hasn’t made an official press release or announcement confirming whether the show will return or not for the second haul. However, we, along with fans, have heightened expectations and hopes for the Series.
First and foremost, the Series is based and adapted from an incredibly and immensely popular Webtoon. On the other hand, the fact that the Series is available for the international audience helps gain a wider fan following, thereby enhancing the probability of releasing a second season.
As referred from trusted sources, the first season was supposed to start production in the Summers of 2020. However, the cast and crew began the production in March 2021 and wrapped up in July 2021. So, if taken into consideration the schedule, then the production team released the first season in just four months.
And for the fact that Korean Series doesn’t take a lot of time filming. However, as per Netflix’s schedule, it usually maintains a gap of about a year between two seasons. So, we are likely to see the probable Second Season only in 2022. So, considering everything, we can expect the South Korean Series’ D.P.’ Season 2 to release sometime between August to October 2022.
Who all Would be Returning to the Cast in D.P. Season 2?
The prominent cast members in the South Korean Series D.P. Season 1 are Jung Hae-in (as Private Ahn Jun-ho), Koo Kyo-hwan (as Corporal Han HoYull), Kim SungKyunn (as Sergeant First Class Park Bum-gu), and Son SukKuu (as Captain Lieutenant Im Ji-sup). In addition, we also see Lee Jun-young (as Jung Hyun-min), Hong Kyung (as Ryu YiKangg), Cho Hyun-Chul (as Jo Seok-bong), and Shin Seung-ho (as Hwang Jang-soo) play their respective crucial characters.
So, if the Series returns with another season, most of these cast members will make a comeback complementing their respective roles. If there are any chances of introducing new characters, we are expecting to see some fresh faces, but the new faces aren’t confirmed yet.
The First Segment of the Series showed Ahn Jun-ho joining the military. As he undergoes and endures strict, challenging, and rigorous training, he comes to know about the politics that are being operated in his new work environment.
Afterward, when Ahn Jun-ho is positioned in the D.P. team, he faces a dilemma because he can empathize, and he felt pity for the people who decided to flee from their military duties. Throughout the season, it is shown, Ahn Jun-ho taking up new missions and going on the mission to accomplish them, most of which are way riskier than others.
If Season 2 is renewed and is released, we would see more adventures lying ahead for Ahn Jun-ho. As he navigates through the military system, will he be able to make peace with himself? Undoubtedly, life is complicated and risky.
However, people who work under stressful conditions day and night together tend to develop an unbreakable bond, and their bond grows more profound and vital. Probably, Ahn Jun-ho might be able to comprehend the aspect of military service even more in the second season.
Here was Everything We Know About D.P. Season 2. If in case we missed something, do let us know in the comments section below.