This article contains spoilers for Light the Night.
Netflix’s latest East Asian offering Light the Night is a soapy character drama and murder-mystery set in late-‘80s Taipei, focusing primarily on the lives and relationships of its hostesses, Rose and Sue. The show’s hook is that Sue is found dead, and the big dramatic question becomes who killed her. To provide an answer to that, director Yichi Lien and writer Cheng Che Tu provide an initial eight episodes of drama focusing on the Light Bar and its various staff and patrons. But given that the answers to many mysteries still remain elusive by the end of the first season, fans will be clamoring to know whether Netflix has renewed the show for a second outing. Is Light the Night Season 2 on the cards?
Will there be a Light the Night Season 2? Renewed or canceled status
Renewed status: Renewed!
Yes, indeed – not only does Light the Night already have confirmation for a second season, but we have a release date of December 3, 2021. This will be the second of a planned three parts, each comprising eight episodes for a total of 24. That’s a big canvas on which to tell such a story, so you can expect the entire ensemble to get involved as we delve deeper into each of the Light Bar’s hostesses.
Needless to say, while we don’t have an official release date for Season 3 (yet), it probably won’t be far behind.
Light the Night Season 2 will see most of the main cast reprising their roles, and will naturally continue the story of Sue’s death, the backstories and complicated dynamics of the hostesses, and various other character-driven subplots around the bar’s clients and legal standing. While the “who killed Sue?” hook will remain as the primary driver of the narrative, the second season is also rumored to split its focus between past and present as more theories and likely suspects begin to emerge.
Ruby Lin (Rose/Luo Yu-nong), Cherry Hsieh (Ah-chi), Puff Kuo (Aiko), Nikki Hsieh (Yuri), and Esther Liu (Hana) will no doubt top the billing for the second go-around, but expect more familiar faces, and possibly some new ones, as the drama progresses.