Fans around the world are curious about the future of At a Distance, Spring is Green; has the K-drama been renewed and if not, what are the chances of season 2?

Season finales can be a conundrum for fans; wanting our favourite characters to have a happy ending, but also hoping that there is enough drama for another season.

Last week, the season 1 finale of the hit Korean series ‘At a Distance, Spring is Green’ concluded on KBS2.

The finale has now been made available to stream worldwide for free via Viki Rakuten and iQiyi, but will the K-drama return for a second season?

Will At a Distance, Spring is Green return for season 2?

  • At the time of writing, At a Distance, Spring is Green has not been renewed for a second season, but how likely is the K-drama to return?

Whilst the series has not been officially renewed for season 2, it also remains difficult to predict what the future holds for our favourite university students.

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On the one hand, the K-drama is easily popular enough with its global audience to warrant a renewal; scoring a solid 92% on AsianWiki and 8.3/10 on MyDramaList.

However, renewals often are dependent on the domestic success in South Korea and the official viewership here was 2.01%: sitting in a grey-area in terms of national success.

For comparison, Hospital Playlist scored 2.89%, Penthouse received 3.348% and Welcome to Waikiki scored 1.806% – all of which were renewed.

However, other series from the same broadcaster such as How to Buy a Friend (2.0%), Born Again (2.3%) and Zombie Detective (2.6%) are yet to receive a greenlight for a second season.

Another reason why fans should have some hope is that the original webtoon series is still ongoing in South Korea, recently releasing ‘season 3 episode 133’ online.

Whilst the television drama did not strictly keep to the webtoon’s story, the availability of more source material leaves the door open for a second season to be produced.

There is also the possibility of Netflix acquiring the international streaming rights for At a Distance, Spring is Green; which would boost global interest in the series and increase the likelihood of season 2.

Netflix has aired several titles from KBS2 before, most notably Hello Me and Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol, but these were both simulcast.

On the other hand, if a second season was being planned by either the production team or KBS2, we likely would have already heard about it – with the majority of K-dramas only ever intended to run for one season.

We also must consider the human side of a renewal, namely from the actors’ perspectives. Whilst Park Hi-hoon, Kang Min-ah and Bae In-hyuk were already big stars in South Korea, their performances will have definitely turned a few heads from other networks and directors.

These young cast members have their whole careers ahead of them and if there was an opportunity to be involved in a larger series, most fans would surely understand the choice to move on from At a Distance, Spring is Green.

We will have to wait and see what the future holds for the K-drama; this article will be updated as soon as more information on At a Distance, Spring is Green season 2 is revealed.

Similar Korean dramas you may like…

If you have just finished watching At a Distance, Spring is Green, then you need to find another K-drama to fill up your schedule again.

According to IMDB, similar shows include My Roommate is a Gumiho, Imitation, Nevertheless and Monthly Magazine Home.

However, fans would also find nuances with series such as Itaewon Class, Reply 1997, Age of Youth and Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo.

Perhaps not directly similar to At a Distance, Spring is Green; Extracurricular, Love Alarm, My ID is Gangnam Beauty, Extraordinary You and Law School could also be easy series to pick up.

By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]

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