Renewed or Cancelled – Will there be a Season 2 of The Sound of Magic?

May 6, 2022
Jonathon Wilson 0
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Netflix’s latest binge-drop k-drama, The Sound of Magic, is a six-part musical fantasy based on the webtoon Annarasumanara by Ha Il-kwon and created by Kim Sung-youn and Kim Min-jeong. A highly anticipated release even given the current uber-popularity of Korean television on the back of high-profile releases such as Squid Game, an eager fanbase combined with a deliberately ambiguous ending has already caused speculation about the potentiality of The Sound of Magic Season 2. So, here’s everything we know right now.

Renewed or cancelled status – Will there be a Season 2 of The Sound of Magic?

Status: TBC

As of now, Netflix hasn’t given any official word about the future of the show. However, it’s still early days, and Netflix does like to assess how well a show is doing before it makes an official confirmation about these matters (other than in the case of very high-profile releases with recognizable IP). It’s always wise to keep an eye on the Non-English TV section of Netflix Top 10 to get a sense of how shows are performing.

However, it’s fair to say that things don’t necessarily look good. While the first season of The Sound of Magic ended on some ambiguous notes, that was an intentional aspect of the story. Many other plot points and character arcs reached a logical conclusion, suggesting that the story as-presented is pretty contained.

Also, while Netflix has historically renewed some of its weekly k-drama offerings (Love (Ft. Marriage and Divorce) has just ended its third season), shows which follow the binge release model tend to be one-and-done affairs. It would take an extraordinary amount of success to justify a renewal in this case, and while the show is pretty good and will probably do well, it’s unlikely to do major numbers for the streaming giant.

Still, there is more of the source material to be adapted, so it isn’t like all hope is lost just yet.

What is The Sound of Magic?

This adaptation primarily concerns a disenfranchised schoolgirl named Ah-yi who longs to escape her morbid circumstances – she finds a way to do so, potentially, through the “magic” of a local eccentric named Ri-eul, who claims to be a magician and lives in a disused theme park.

But The Sound of Magic also devotes a lot of time to a fellow student named Il-deung who is also taken with Ri-eul’s act. There are strong themes of class disparity and the crippling pressure of educational expectations in Korea, and the show blurs the line between reality and fantasy.

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