Will there be a Queenmaker Season 2 on Netflix?

April 15, 2023
Jonathon Wilson 6
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This article discusses the potential of Queenmaker Season 2 on Netflix and the renewed or canceled status of the political K-drama. It may contain spoilers for the first season.

Queenmaker is a Korean drama that was released on Netflix in a binge-drop of eleven episodes. A female-driven political drama, it’s a riveting affair that sees the working class take on corporate hegemony in a race to become the next mayor of Seoul.

Here’s a quote from our review:

It’s all a matter of execution. Queenmaker simply understands storytelling fundamentals. It knows how to use its very long runtime to build and develop interesting, nuanced characters, how to shepherd them through situations that challenge their skillsets and moral codes, and how to keep an audience invested through solid pacing, considered plot turns and smart use of setup and payoff.  

The show is sure to amass a sizeable following within the loyal K-drama community, so here’s everything we know about its potential future.

Will there be a Season 2 of Queenmaker on Netflix?

Renewed or canceled status: TBC

At the time of writing Netflix have not expressed any official intention to renew Queenmaker for a second season.

This isn’t unusual. Netflix tends to have two distinct strategies with Korean dramas. They either release two episodes a week or the whole thing all at once in their usual way. In rare instances, like with The Glory recently, a single season is divided into multiple parts.

However, in all of these circumstances, it’s rare for one of these shows to be renewed. Outside of extreme circumstances like with Squid Game or unusual ones like with Love (Ft Marriage and Divorce), K-dramas tend to be one-and-done affairs.

This will probably be the case with Queenmaker. It’s a heavy, dense drama that is unlikely to capture the public imagination in any major way, so the chances of it becoming another runaway mainstream hit are slim. As seen in the ending of Season 1, the eleven episodes tell a relatively complete story, and while there’s a little tease for a follow-up at the very end, this seems like a deliberately fun bit of ambiguity rather than a legitimate attempt to push for renewal.

With all of the above in mind, our official prediction is that Queenmaker will not be renewed for a second season, but we’ll update this article with more concrete information as soon as we get some.

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6 thoughts on “Will there be a Queenmaker Season 2 on Netflix?

  • April 16, 2023 at 10:23 pm

    Excellent show….I’m waiting for a Season 2 of Queenmaker. I want it NOW!!!

  • April 17, 2023 at 5:09 pm

    highly doubt there wouldn’t be a renewal. episode 11 quite literally screamed in your face season 2.

  • April 18, 2023 at 2:09 am

    Great drama. Hope there will be season 2. Can’t wait..

  • April 23, 2023 at 6:09 pm

    I’d love a season 2, but am skeptical that writers can maintain the quality of plot and character twists as season 1. First rate Season 1 that distinguishes it above other series.

  • April 30, 2023 at 2:41 am

    I don’t see a season 2 because the main character doesn’t have the dirt to enable her to topple any other empires. My main question is what happens to Carl Yoon. I was expecting his fancy car to blow up, however, I suspect the production couldn’t afford the expense. 😛 Fun show.

  • May 9, 2023 at 5:50 am

    I would like to see season 2. It’s just mind blowing. Her sceams and suspense is so unreal.

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