Surpassing The Sandman, Extraordinary Attorney Woo has now become the eighth most-watched non-English series of all time on Netflix. Garnering a reputation among Netflix’s most popular shows of 2022, this Korean rom-com has become one of the most successful media commodities of all time. For those unversed, Extraordinary Attorney Woo follows the life of the eponymous autistic and talented lawyer.
Although it is not running parallel to Squid Game in terms of reach and popularity, it is hailed as an adorable legal drama and has managed to garner 67 million viewing hours in its sixth week on Netflix, after achieving the milestone of 24 million in the first week. Anyone would be surprised if this show was not renewed for a second season. With that said, here’s the complete guide on Extraordinary Attorney Woo season 2, including all the crumbs of information on the upcoming season.
Has Extraordinary Attorney Woo been officially renewed for a second season?
In conversation with various South Korean media outlets (thanks to NME and Soompi’s translation), the CEO of ASTORY Lee Sang-baek disclosed that some things are in store for Woo and her world. Lee said, “Thanks to the support of many people, we will produce season two of Extraordinary Attorney Woo. The goal is to air season 2 in 2024.” Be that as it may, there are no official announcements as of yet, despite all the parties involved in the making of the show looking forward to a second season.
According to ENA, the channel that broadcasts Extraordinary Attorney Woo in South Korea has confirmed that discussions on a potential second season are happening. However, no official word is released as of yet.
What to expect from Extraordinary Attorney Woo season 2?
According to The Korea Herald, CEO Lee Sang-baek unraveled that if a second season is cemented, Moon Ji-won will be the screenwriter of the same. However, we should also note that Kang Tae-oh, who plays Young-woo’s love interest Lee Jun-ho, will have to enlist for mandatory military service, which is a requirement for all men by the age of 28. If that’s the case, then the upcoming potential season would have to do without this pivotal character. This opens up the possibility of a new love interest in Young-woo’s life.
Ever since the Korean drama was released, it has borne the brunt of its portrayal of autism. Overall, the autistic community has provided mixed responses, which include appreciation and also, denunciation for its inaccurate portrayal of someone living on the autism spectrum. These mixed responses can have a significant influence in delineating the tangent the potential second season might take.
Speaking to TVGuide, the lead actress Park Eun-bin talked about how she felt about the drama and the character she was asked to play. She said, “I had to think about this being a drama, so there would be some media influence. I did not want to make a bad impact on the ASD (autism spectrum disorder) community. I thought that I could not have any stereotypes or prejudices going into this project. That was one of my main concerns…Because this drama and its themes involve and concern a lot of people, I felt a sense of responsibility very heavily. I did not want to offend or hurt anyone.”
Later, in an interview with ET News (courtesy of Soompi), she said, “I decided that it was my moral responsibility to exclude references as much as possible and not use real autistic people as a means, in order to emphasize Woo Young-woo’s uniqueness. Woo Young Woo is not a representative or spokesperson for autistic people so I wanted to show her individual traits.”
Who are the expected cast members of Extraordinary Attorney Woo season 2?
We expect to see the following members reprise their respective roles in the potential second season of Extraordinary Attorney Woo:
- Park Eun-bin as Woo Young-woo
- Oh Ji-yul as young Woo Young-woo
- Kang Tae-oh as Lee Jun-ho
- Kang Ki-young as Jung Myung-seok
- Jeon Bae-soo as Woo Gwang-ho
- Jang Seong-beom as young Woo Gwang-ho
- Baek Ji-won as Han Seon-young
- Ha Yoon-kyung as Choi Soo-yeon
- Joo Jong-hyuk as Kwon Min-woo
- Jin Kyung as Tae Soo-mi
- Jung Han-bit as young Tae Soo-mi
- Joo Hyun-young as Dong Geu-ra-mi
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