Sweet Home, Netflix’s smash Korean monster drama, will be renewed for two more seasons. The popular series has been renewed for a second and third season, which will be produced back-to-back this year, with Season 1 director Lee Eung-bok returning as the showrunner.
Sweet Home debuted on Netflix in 2020, foreshadowing the global smash success of Squid Game, and was the first South Korean series to hit the company’s Top 10 list in the United States, reaching number three. It eventually rated first in eight global areas and was in the top ten in 42 others.
The show’s premise is set in a magical world where humans transform into vicious monsters and wreak havoc, based on the Naver webtoon of the same name by Kim Carnby and Hwang Young-chan. One unhappy adolescent and his apartment-mates are forced to fight for survival — and to keep their humanity alive.
The show’s debut season redefined the monster genre on Korean television. A greater budget and even higher production qualities are predicted for the next seasons.
Song Kang and Lee Jin-uk, as well as Lee Si-young, Park Kyu-young, and Ko Min-si, will return for the new seasons. Yoo Oh-seong, Jung Jin-young, Oh Jung-se, and Kim Moo-yeol are all newcomers to the Sweet Home cast.
Netflix has recently extended plenty of other Asian originals, including Korean blockbusters such as Squid Game and adolescent zombie horror All of Us Are Dead, and D.P., as well as the Japanese fantasy series Alice in Borderland, the Indian true-crime drama Delhi Crime, and a slew of regional reality shows including Indian Matchmaking, Singles Inferno, and Love is Blind Japan.