This article discusses whether there will be a season 2 of the K-Drama series Doctor Lawyer and its renewed or cancelled status.
What was season 1 all about?
Doctor Lawyer follows Han Yi-Han, played by So Ji-sub), who is an elite surgeon that graduated from one of the best medical schools in South Korea. One surgery changes his life. He thinks he did his best work during the surgery, but the patient died, and he loses his medical license.
With this being a major moment in his life, the character becomes a lawyer, specializing in medical litigation, while uncovering the truth behind the death of his former patient. He strives to defend victims and attempts to punish professionals who commit medical malpractice and negligence. He also works with a public prosecutor as part of his work, who lost a family member and lover due to the surgery that Han Yi-Han did, which resulted in him losing his medical license.
- So Ji-Sub as Han Yi-Han.
- Shin Sung-Rok as Jaden Lee.
- Lim Soo-Hyang as Geum Seok-Young.
Will there be a season 2 of the K-Drama series Doctor Lawyer – renewed or cancelled status
Status: not renewed/ TBC
As we write this article, Doctor Lawyer has not been renewed for a second season. However, it’s not unusual for the industry to wait until they make a decision on renewal. As we know, most K-Dramas tend to enjoy a single-season story and wrap things up conclusively by the finale. So once we have seen the conclusion, we’ll be able to sense what the writers have in mind. However, that doesn’t mean it will not be renewed. While the K-Drama industry tends to enjoy single-season stories, the trend of second and third seasons has increased in the last 12 months (see Hospital Playlist and Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce).
Interestingly, Doctor Lawyer has enjoyed a rating war with another K-Drama series, Why Her? Though we have to add, it has lost out slightly as Why Her? has reigned the top spot.
Regardless, Doctor Lawyer has had enough popularity to continue for a second season, however, K-Drama tends to enjoy single seasons as stated above, so we will not get ahead of ourselves just yet.
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