Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, 2020 may have been a difficult year for the entertainment business, but it was excellent for Netflix subscribers who enjoy Korean dramas.
The popular horror series Sweet Home, which aired undoubtedly one of the best works (non-English or otherwise) of the entire year, was the platforms’ final K-drama of 2020.
Fans were anticipating season 2 of Sweet Home after season 1 finished on an exciting, if perhaps perplexing, note. Netflix (StartUp Season 4) has now announced that not only is season 2 of Sweet Home on the way…however, so too is season 3!
Here’s everything we know about Sweet Home season 2 and 3.
Netflix Renews Sweet Home For Season 2 and 3
Netflix officially announced the existence of Sweet Home seasons 2 and 3 on June 15th. The news was originally announced on the Netflix website, and a brand-new teaser trailer was then made available via the streaming giant’s South Korean Twitter account (see below).
“Season 2 will have a new setting, and the technical details that we couldn’t finesse in Season 1 will be further honed in Season 2,” the director remarked in response to the announcement of Sweet Home’s future.
While Sweet Home fans around the world will rejoice that seasons 2 and 3 are currently in production, many had anticipated that this announcement would be made sooner rather than later.
What’s On Netflix reports that the show appeared on the top-10 streaming lists for 32 different countries, taking the top spot in many of them, including South Korea, the Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia. The K-drama Sweet Home is extremely well-liked all around the world, as seen by its scores of 7.3/10 on IMDB, 83% on Rotten Tomatoes, and 8.7/10 on MyDramaList.
It’s interesting to note that the Sweet Home director had previously made a press conference in December 2020 a possible time for a second season.
“We finished the storyline’s conclusion while we were writing, so there are a few elements that emerged after we were finished. We would like to introduce the creatures that we were unable to include if the chance arose. The original is what we wish to maintain. Lee Eung-bok, as quoted by Bustle.
Industry representatives reportedly stated that the drama will start filming a second season in December  in a story published by Soompi on July 9th, 2021. Sadly, Netflix responded to these allegations and refuted them, saying “Nothing has been determined regarding the production of season 2.”
Then, in March 2022, new online rumors about the start of production in South Korea surfaced. There might not be another community quite like the K-drama community, which has keen investigation abilities that rival those of any private eye.
On March 8th, several pictures that appeared to be from the Sweet Home season 2 set started making their way around social media. They were supposedly taken from the manager of lead actor Song Kang’s Instagram page. The first picture is of a bloody shoe with the message, “It has began,” the second picture is of the episode 1 screenplay, and the last picture appears to be from the set.
Sweet Home Season 2 Potential Release Date
Seasons 2 and 3 of Sweet Home are now in development, although neither Netflix nor the showrunners have provided a target release date. However, based on the first season’s production schedule and recently released details regarding the second season, we can make some guesses.
Sweet Home Seasons 2 and 3 will be produced back-to-back on Netflix, with an expanded plot and cast. -Netflix.
On the plus side, the gap between seasons 2 and 3 will be far shorter than with many other Netflix original series. Due to the series’ limited ability to proceed fast to the editing stage due to back-to-back productions, fans will have to wait a lot longer until season 2 debuts.
The Netflix series Sweet Home is an adaptation of the hugely famous Line Webtoon, however it deviates from the original plot somewhat. The authors didn’t “follow 100 percent of [the] Webtoon tale,” according to a translated interview on Reddit, since they wanted to “explore different views.”
Thanks to this, the production team is thankfully given more creative leeway to use the original source material as appropriate. It also opens up the possibility of hastening the filming, which has already been teased to begin in May 2022.
Filming for Season 1 took more than eight months, with the epidemic limiting production in the last weeks. The popular K-drama may theoretically return as early as January 2022 if season 2 has a similarly hectic production schedule.
However, as was already indicated, season 3 will begin filming immediately following the second season, suggesting a return date in the summer of 2023 is more likely—HITC estimates June 2023 as an early estimate.
While Summer 2023 may be a ways off, fans can expect a few more cast members to join the Sweet Home family; for more information, check below.
New Cast Members Join The Sweet Home Family
Thankfully, presuming that the K-drama eventually makes a comeback to Netflix, viewers can anticipate seeing most of the cast from season 1 reprise their roles for the second broadcast.
It’s interesting to think that Song Kang, the show’s star, may have contributed to Sweet Home season 2’s temporary hiatus after its 2020 premiere.
When Sweet Home originally aired, Kang was a budding star in the K-drama business, but since then, the young actor has truly swept the globe. Kang has appeared in a number of hugely successful shows since the first season, including Love Alarm season 2, Navillera, Nevertheless, and Forecasting Love and Weather.
The good news is that Kang’s schedule seems open for Sweet Home season 2, where he is anticipated to be joined by the cast members listed below:
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
Yoo Oh-seong, Oh Jung-se, Kim Moo-yeol, and Jung Jin-young round out the ensemble, according to Netflix, but there will also be some new cast members.