Netflix is bringing back its hit Korean creature drama sweet home for two more seasons. The streamer confirmed The Hollywood Reporter On Wednesday, the popular series was renewed for a second and third season, which will be produced this year back-to-back, with Season 1 director Lee Eung-bok returning to helm.
“In these new seasons, sweet home will take on a larger scale with an expanded storyline and cast,” the company said in a statement.
Foreshadowing the worldwide resounding success of squid game, sweet home dropped on Netflix in 2020 and was the first South Korean series to enter the company’s Top 10 in the United States, reaching the top 3. It went on to hit number one in eight regions around the world and was featured in the Top 10 in 42 regions.
Based on the Naver webtoon of the same name by Kim Carnby and Hwang Young-chan, the show’s premise is set in a fantasy world where humans transform into savage monsters and spread terror. A troubled teenager and his apartment neighbors are forced to fight to survive – and somehow retain their humanity.
The show’s first season set a new bar for the creature genre on Korean television. New seasons are expected to benefit from a larger budget and even higher production values.
Netflix recently renewed a slew of its Asian Originals, including Korean hits like squid gameteen zombie horror we are all deadand DP; as well as Japanese fantasy series Alice in BorderlandIndian crime drama Crime in Delhi and various reality TV series from across the region, such as Indian Matchmaking, Bachelor’s Hell and Love is blind Japan.
“We’ve seen how audiences around the world are embracing stories from Asia, and we’re thrilled to bring new seasons of these fan-favorite shows to Netflix,” said Minyoung Kim, Netflix’s VP of APAC Content. . “The diversity of these recurring series – from zombie terror to reality TV – demonstrates the unprecedented variety of content being created in Asia-Pacific. While people have always loved genres like Korean romance and Japanese anime, these shows are breaking down genre and language barriers to reach a wider global audience.