Sweet Home Season 2 + 3 Confirmed By Netflix With New Cast Additions

Netflix has just announced that Sweet Home season 2 and 3 will return, with the director hinting at a new monstrous setting and style.

2020 may have been a pretty rough year for the entertainment industry due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but the year was fantastic for fans of Korean dramas on Netflix.

The platforms’ last K-drama of 2020 was the hit series Sweet Home, a horror show that was arguably one of the best titles (Non-English or otherwise) of the entire year.

Season 1 ended on a thrilling, if not slightly confusing note, but with fans looking ahead to the future, Netflix has just confirmed that not only is season 2 of Sweet Home on the way…but so is season 3 too!

Here’s everything we know about Sweet Home season 2 and 3.

Netflix Renews Sweet Home For Season 2 and 3

On June 15th, Netflix finally publicly confirmed that Sweet Home seasons 2 and 3 were in development. The announcement was first made via the Netflix website, with the streaming giants’ South Korean Twitter page releasing a brand new teaser trailer – see below.

Speaking on the confirmation of Sweet Home’s future, the director said that “Season 2 will include a new setting, and the technical details that we couldn’t refine in Season 1 will be further honed in Season 2.”

Whilst Sweet Home fans around the world will be celebrating the news of seasons 2 and 3 going into production, many had been expecting this news to be made sooner rather than later.

According to What’s On Netflix, the show featured in the top-10 streaming lists for 32 different territories, ranking first in South Korea, Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia among many others. Sweet Home is also scoring a solid 7.3/10 on IMDB, 83% on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.7/10 on MyDramaList; showcasing just how popular the K-drama is worldwide.

Interestingly, the director of Sweet Home actually already hinted at the possibility of a second season at a press conference back in December 2020.

“While we were writing, we completed the end of the storyline ourselves, so there are a couple things that came out after we were done. If the opportunity arises, we want to also introduce the monsters that we weren’t able to. We want to stay true to the original.” – Lee Eung-bok, via Bustle.

On July 9th, 2021, an article from Soompi said that “industry representatives reported that the drama will begin filming a second season in December [2021].” Unfortunately, Netflix would then address and deny these reports, stating that “Nothing has been decided yet regarding the production of season 2.”

Then, in March 2022, fresh rumours of production starting in South Korea began circulating online. There may not be a community quite like the K-drama community, which boasts eagle-eyed detective skills that could match any private investigator.

On March 8th, a number of images allegedly from the production set on Sweet Home season 2 were circulating on social media, reportedly coming from the Instagram page of lead actor Song Kang’s manager. The first image shows a blood-stained shoe with the caption “It has started”, with the second being of the script for episode 1 and the final image being supposedly from the set itself.

Sweet Home Season 2 Potential Release Date

Sweet Home Season 2
Sweet Home © Netflix

Despite announcing that seasons 2 and 3 were now in development, neither Netflix nor the showrunners have yet revealed a targeted release date for Sweet Home’s return. However, we can make some predictions based on the production cycle from season 1 and the recently revealed information about the second season.

Interestingly, Naver Entertainment reported that the Sweet Home team will actually film seasons 2 and 3 back-to-back, this would then be confirmed by Netflix directly in their press release.

“Netflix today confirms the back-to-back production of Sweet Home Seasons 2 and 3, with an expanded storyline and cast.” – Netflix.

On the one hand, this means that the wait between seasons 2 and 3 will be significantly shorter than many other of Netflix’s original titles. However, it also means that fans will have a much longer wait before season 2 premieres, with back-to-back productions limiting how quickly the series can move to the editing department.

Sweet Home is an adaptation of the incredibly popular Line Webtoon, but the Netflix series didn’t strictly stick to the original storyline. According to a translated version of an interview on Reddit, the authors didn’t “follow 100% of [the] Webtoon story” as they wanted to explore “different perspectives.”

Thankfully, this gives the production team more creative freedom to use the original source material when necessary but also provides the opportunity to speed up the filming process – which has already been hinted at starting in May 2022.

Season 1 took over eight months to film, with production being limited in its final weeks because of the pandemic. Assuming that season 2 will experience a similarly intense production schedule, the hit K-drama could hypothetically return as soon as January 2022.

However, as previously mentioned, season 3 will be filmed straight after the second season, indicating a more likely return date will be Summer 2023 – HITC predicts June 2023 at an early estimation.

Whilst Summer 2023 may be some ways off, fans can look forward to some new cast members joining the Sweet Home family, see below.

New Cast Members Join The Sweet Home Family

Sweet Home Season 2
Sweet Home © Netflix

Thankfully, fans can expect the majority of the cast members from season 1 to reprise their roles for the second broadcast, assuming that the K-drama will eventually return to Netflix.

Interestingly, one of the reasons why Sweet Home season 2 may have been temporarily shelved following its 2020 debut could have been because of its lead, Song Kang.

Kang was a rising star of the K-drama industry when Sweet Home first premiered, but the young actor has truly taken the world by storm since. Since the first season, Kang has appeared in multiple, extremely popular series including Love Alarm season 2, Navillera, Nevertheless and Forecasting Love and Weather.

The good news is that Kang’s schedule appears to be free for Sweet Home season 2, where he is expected to be joined by the following cast members:

Song Kang as Cha Hyun-soo

Lee Jin-wook as Pyeon Sang-wook

Lee Si-young as Seo Yi-kyung

Go Min-si as Lee Eun-yoo

Park Gyu-young as Yoon Ji-soo

Go Yoon-jung as Park Yoo-ri

Kim Sang-ho as Han Du-sik

However, there will also be some new additions to the cast, with Netflix confirming that “Yoo Oh-seong, Oh Jung-se, Kim Moo-yeol and Jung Jin-young round up the ensemble.”