Amidst Netflix’s lineup of Korean dramas slated for 2024, anticipation runs high as fans eagerly await the return of their favorites such as Gyeongseong Creature 2, Hellbound 2 and Squid Game 2. Set for release in the second quarter of the year, Sweet Home is the only one already on its third season.
One of the most intriguing aspects of the new season is the return of a familiar face: Lee Do Hyun’s character Lee Eun-hyuk. As fans will recall, his character met a tragic end in Season 1, sacrificing himself and turning into a monster. However, in a surprising twist, the Season 2 finale saw him emerging from a mysterious cocoon.
Sweet Home’s connection to its webtoon of the same name and Shotgun Boy, which is yet another webtoon by Carnby Kim raises some concerns. In its epilogue, Shotgun Boy explores Hyuk’s return as a character “who no longer has his emotions.” Fans can only speculate about the implications of Hyuk’s transformation for the live action, yet Netflix’s tendency to diverge from the source material leaves room for its own unexpected twists and turns.
The first look, showcasing Lee Do Hyun, Go Min Si, and Song Kang standing together, is undeniably striking, and one can only hope that it’s the beloved characters putting up a united front. Of course, it’s impossible to discuss Sweet Home without mentioning its tortured hero, Song Kang. As the heart of the series, his portrayal of Cha Hyun Soo has captured audiences’ hearts and kept them on the edge of their seats. It looks like fans can expect to see Cha Hyun Soo face his toughest challenges yet as humanity teeters on the brink of survival in a world overrun by monsters.
While Season 1 of Sweet Home garnered fame for its gripping storyline and compelling characters, Season 2 received mixed reviews, citing a shift in focus to new characters and storylines. However, fans are no doubt eager to see how the story will unfold with Lee Jin Wook and Lee Si Young also back for Sweet Home Season 3.