Renewed or cancelled – will there be a Season 2 of Poong, the Joseon Psychiatrist?

August 29, 2022
Jonathon Wilson 0
K-Drama, News, Renewed or Cancelled

This article discusses the possibility of Poong, the Joseon Psychiatrist Season 2, and its renewed or canceled status.


tvN’s period medical drama Poong, the Joseon Psychiatrist is due to end soon, which means that fans of the well-received drama will be speculating about its potential future. Luckily, we’re here to help and have compiled everything we know about a potential renewal, the show’s viewership and reception, and the likelihood of seeing Yoo Se-poong again any time soon.

Renewed or canceled status – Will there be a Poong, the Joseon Psychiatrist Season 2?

Status: TBC

At the time of writing, there hasn’t been any official confirmation of whether the show will be renewed for a second season. It currently occupies the prime Monday and Tuesday 22:30 time slot on tvN which was previously occupied by Link: Eat, Love, Kill, so visibility and word of mouth around the drama has been consistently solid.

In terms of viewership, the show has consistently commanded the highest nationwide audience share, and despite that share peaking around the fifth episode, it has held on very consistently since then and remains strong and stable heading into the final week.

Critically, Poong, the Joseon Psychiatrist has also performed well, with a score of 8.0 on IMDb and 7.9 on MyDramaList. In short, people like this show, and have continued to like it across its run, seemingly becoming more invested in it as we approach an ending.

While renewals remain relatively rare in the k-drama world, if you’re going to see one, it’ll be for a show with these kinds of metrics and this kind of reception. Fans can cross their fingers here.

What is Poong, the Joseon Psychiatrist?

Per AsianWiki:

Yoo Se-Poong (Kim Min-Jae) is a physician for the royal family. He becomes involved in a conspiracy of the royal family. This leads to his ouster from the royal palace and he begins to work in the strange, but, beautiful, Gyesu Village. There, Yoo Se-Poong meets Seo Eun-Woo (Kim Hyang-Gi) and Gye Ji-Han (Kim Sang-Kyung). Yoo Se-Poong develops into a doctor who treats a patients’ physical ailments and also their mental pains.