- Sweet Home, the South Korean show based on a webtoon, is returning for season 2 with a new teaser unveiled during Geeked Week 2023.
- Song Kang stars as Cha Hyun-soo, a troubled high school student who faces monsters in his new apartment building during an apocalyptic scenario.
- Fans can expect more thrilling and suspenseful moments as Sweet Home season 2 continues the story of Cha Hyun-soo’s battle against the monstrous threats.
The triumphant return of Sweet Home has been unveiled in a brand-new teaser for season 2. The South Korean show, which stars Song Kang as troubled high school student Cha Hyun-soo, is based on the webtoon of the same name from Kim Carnby and Hwang Young-chan. It follows Cha Hyun-soo as he moves to a new apartment building, only to find it beset with monsters during an apocalyptic scenario.
As part of Geeked Week 2023, Netflix has unveiled the official teaser for Sweet Home season 2. Check it out below:
The trailer teases the way that some have crossed the line between human and monster by the end of season 1. It also reveals how the new season will expand the scope of the show considerably as monsters take over the entire world.
Are South Korean Genre Shows the Future of Netflix?
Sweet Home, which premiered in 2020, is a show that has led a major new trend on the Netflix platform. After it became the first South Korean show to enter the Top 10 on Netflix’s U.S. chart, other genre shows from the region were released to similar success. This includes the survival thriller Squid Game and the high school-set zombie K-drama All Of Us Are Dead.
Both Squid Game and All Of Us Are Dead have been renewed for season 2.
In fact, Squid Game and All Of Us Are Dead are both on the list of the Top 15 most-viewed Netflix shows of all time. The only other non-English show on the list is the Spanish crime drama Money Heist, proving the South Korean shows’ ability to draw an international audience. It remains to be seen if Sweet Home season 2 can continue to raise the bar of viewership, but season 1 proved such a strong draw that the show has already been renewed for season 3 as well.
There have been quite a few changes at Netflix lately as they have worked to maintain their prominence in the streaming landscape. This includes the recent introduction of a cheaper ad-based tier to entice more subscribers, as well as a move to refocus their content away from splashy blockbusters like the pricy Red Notice. The budget level and appeal of South Korean genre shows like Sweet Home and others could mean that even more genre shows from the region will be on their way sooner than later, in addition to further seasons from the already popular shows.