Season 1 of Mystic Pop-up Bar may have only just concluded on Netflix, but fans of the k-drama are already wondering if and when the k-drama will return for a second season.
From Extracurricular and Itaewon Class to The King: Eternal Monarch and Kingdom, Netflix is producing some incredible original Korean-dramas.
Add to the list Mystic Pop-up Bar, the hilarious drama-fantasy series set in a magical mobile café.
The series has had fans smiling, blushing, giggling and teary-eyed since the very first episode, but all good things must come to an end.
Today, Netflix released the season 1 finale for Mystic Pop-up Bar, but fans are already looking ahead and wondering if the show will ever return for a second season.
Mystic Pop-up Bar season 2: Renewal status
At the time of writing, Netflix has not officially announced that Mystic Pop-up Bar will be returning for season 2.
Whilst the show didn’t set the world on fire and never reached the popularity of other Netflix k-dramas like The King: Eternal Monarch and Extracurricular, it did maintain a respectable viewing audience both in Korea and internationally.
Plus, fans would love to see more banter between the pop-up bar team, as well as how the relationship between Kang-Bae and Yeo-Rin (by the way, the cutest couple on Netflix) develops. However, the story did wrap itself up quite nicely and it’s never easy to watch something be dragged out just for more views.
Netflix will likely wait a few weeks before making a formal decision on renewal, so keep an eye on out on this page for updates.
Mystic Pop-up Bar season 2: Release date
With no official announcement that the show will return for a second season, there is no information on a possible release date.
However, there are two main limiting factors we need to consider if we are to predict a season 2 premiere date: source material and production delays.
Mystic Pop-up Bar is adapted from the popular Webtoon called Ssanggabpocha (Twin Tops Bar) by Bae Hye Soo. Unfortunately, season 1 has covered pretty much everything in that Webtoon, meaning there is very little left to adapt into a second season. However, the online series is still ongoing, meaning that we could have enough canon source material to get a second season, but it won’t be for a while.
Then there is scheduling. From script reading to filming wrapping up, season 1 only took around six months to produce – indicating season 2 could be released in less than one year if they really pushed production forward.
Our optimistic prediction for a season 2 premiere would be mid-2021. However, with the global coronavirus pandemic limiting production and the canon source material still being written, a more realistic prediction would be late-2021.
Mystic Pop-up Bar season 2: Storyline
If the series is renewed for a second season, then the storyline would most likely continue from where the first instalment left off.
Whilst we know that Won-Hyung is currently sitting in hell, there is always a chance that he could escape again to seek out revenge – for like the fourth time. However, we could also expect to see some new developments in the Kang-Bae and Yeo-Rin relationship.
Personally, I would be happy with just having more pop-up bar banter between Kang-Bae, Weol-Ju and Guibanjang.
Season 1 of Mystic Pop-up Bar is available on Netflix.