Renewed or Cancelled – will there be a Once Upon a Small Town season 2?

September 21, 2022
Nathan Sartain 0
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This article discusses whether there will be a season 2 of the Netflix K-Drama series Once Upon a Small Town and its renewed or cancelled status.

It’s fair to say that Once Upon a Small Town has offered something different to the majority of K-Dramas released in 2022. Full of unambiguous heart, it’s a wholly comfortable ride, breezily moving along without testing its audience. Put simply, the series is a real breath of fresh air, excelling in simple storytelling which is aided by its youthful cast. With other currently airing offerings, like Little Women, having bucketloads of intensity and depthsomething like Once Upon a Small Town becomes all the more necessary to give people diverse, lighter alternatives.

For the most part, the show revolves around Ji-yul, a Seoul-based veterinarian who, when called upon by his grandfather, is required to relocate to the remote village of Huidong. There, he has to take care of the area’s only veterinary hospital, a task which brings with it plenty of unique experiences. While in Huidong, the vet meets Ja-young, a warm-hearted police officer who shares a slowly unravelled past with Ji-yul, and is amongst the village’s most popular residents. Add to this the multifaceted peach farmer Sang-hyeon, and you have yourself a largely wholesome series which interweaves its characters into an engaging love triangle without compromising each character’s respective lives. Once Upon a Small Town began on September 5, and here at Ready Steady Cut, we scored the first season 3/5.

Will there be a season 2 of the Netflix K-Drama series Once Upon a Small Town – renewed or cancelled status

Status: TBC/not renewed yet

Unsurprisingly, Once Upon a Small Town has, as of right now, not been renewed for a second installment. Most K-Dramas only have one season, and while some, like Alchemy of Souls, have recently found themselves picked up for more episodes, it’s hard to see this being the case here. As, while the story has been fun to follow, it looks set to wrap up by the end of next week, and there is only so much you can get out of a love triangle, in addition to the show’s remote setting.

With that being said, you can never really say never anymore. Although its likely that next Wednesday will mark the end of Once Upon a Small Town, the series still enjoys a decent following online, and it wouldn’t be impossible to set up a fresh story once the current one has been tied up. Still, if we were to bet, we would say that, as is the norm, this will be a one season affair.

As always, we’ll keep you up to date here.

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