Renewed or cancelled – will there be a Narco-Saints Season 2?

September 9, 2022
Jonathon Wilson 0
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This article discusses the possibility of Narco-Saints Season 2 and its renewed or cancelled status. It may contain spoilers for the first season. You can check out our spoiler-free season review by clicking these words.

Netflix’s latest South Korean drama Narco-Saints puts an ever-so-slightly new spin on an age-old formula, building on the success of shows like Narcos and Narcos: Mexico to deliver a version of the true-ish drug kingpin template. At just six episodes and with slick, efficient production, it’s a guaranteed binge-watch hit. But what will the show’s future look like?

Well, here’s everything we know.

Renewed or canceled status – will there be a Narco-Saints Season 2?

Status: TBC

Of course, at the time of writing, Netflix aren’t saying one way or another. As ever, viewing figures and social media traction will be the primary means of determining whether a second season will be greenlit.

However, I’m not sure this is the kind of show that necessarily warrants a follow-up. It’s rare that Netflix renew their original k-dramas. There’s a bit more of a precedent for weekly releases such as, say, Love (Ft. Marriage and Divorce), but we’re yet to see a second season of any binge-release Korean drama outside of the much-talked-about Squid Game — and that was enough of a success to genuinely reshape the pop-cultural landscape. The chance of Narco-Saints doing that well is virtually nil.

That isn’t to say it won’t do well, of course, so don’t write it off completely. But I’d say it’s unlikely.

What is Narco-Saints?

Per AsianWiki:

Kang In-Gu (Ha Jung-Woo) begins his business in the South American country of Suriname. He is thrust into a situation, which he must cooperate with the South Korean NIS to catch Jeon Yo-Hwan (Hwang Jung-Min). He is known as a drug king, who runs his drug-smuggling operation out of Suriname.

You can stream the first season of Narco-Saints exclusively on Netflix.

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