Guardian The Lonely and Great God premiered on tvN in 2016 and went on to be one of the most successful Kdramas ever created. The Korean drama series starring Gong Yoo is the fifth highest-rated Korean drama in cable television history.
The series was so popular that countless Guardian merchandise was sold. With the series’ immense success, can we expect a follow-up season? Let’s find out.
Will there be Guardian The Lonely And Great God Season 2?
As of this writing, there are still no announcements regarding the renewal of ‘Guardian: The Lonely and Great God’ for Season 2, and we’re likely not to hear about it at all.
Unlike western shows, Kdramas often do not renew shows despite massive success. They have great respect for the art of storytelling and refuse to extend a series just for the sake of money.
In 2017, Gong Yoo tweeted:
“Sad to say there will be no Season 2 for (Goblin) to happen. Some stories are always better to end as it is.”
The series premiered on December 2, 2016, and ended on January 21, 2017.
The drama was written by popular and highly acclaimed writer Kim Eun-sook under Studio Dragon. Among Kim Eun-sook’s popular Kdrama series are Lovers in Paris (2004), On Air (2008), Secret Garden (2010), A Gentleman’s Dignity (2012), and The Heirs (2013), and Descendants of the Sun (2016).
It’s unclear whether Kim Eun-sook’s interested to revisit the characters and story of ‘Guardian: The Lonely and Great God’ for Season 2 in the future.
Her schedules are always full. One of her latest projects was ‘The King: Eternal Monarch,’ which ran from 17 April 2020 to 12 June 2020.
Guardian The Lonely And Great God Season 2 Release Date
Goblin’s first season was aired in December 2016 with a massive hit as the fourth drama in the Korean series. In an interview, Yoon said he wants season 2, but season one was the conclusion a post came to the other day. Since we have hope in our hearts as of now, after years, fans are waiting for another season so they can renew cl. Under the renewal list of K-Series for another season, it holds the top position.
When Gong Yoo stated his thoughts on the ending, people were pretty certain that the show would be renewed. “Your ‘Guardian’ days aren’t gone yet,” he added. I was under the impression that the drama was over. I’m quite concerned.”
Guardian The Lonely And Great God Season 2 Cast
The show is unlikely to return for season 2, so we are no longer expecting to see the majority of the cast members come back.
The season 1 cast members are Gong Yoo as Kim Shin slash Goblin and Kim Go-eun as the Goblin’s bride, Ji Eun-tak.
- Gong Yoo (Squid Game) as Kim Shin, also called Goblin
- Lee Dong-Wook as Wang Yeo also called Grim Reaper
- Han Seo-Jin as youthful Ji Eun-Tak
- York Sung-Jee as Yoo Deok-Hwa
- Yoo In-na as Sunny, also called Kim Sun
- Jung Ji-Hoon as youthful Yoo Deok-Hwa
Guardian The Lonely And Great God Season 2 Plot
The series follows the story of an unbeatable general, Kim Shin, who was framed as a traitor and killed by a young king who’s jealous of his abilities.
After his death, Kim Shin was cursed by the almighty to become an immortal to witness his loved ones’ death as a punishment for all the people he killed while he was a general. He then becomes a Dokkaebi (Goblin).
The only person who could end Kim Shin’s suffering is the Goblin’s bride.
Kim Shin spent 900 years waiting for the human bride that will free him from the curse of immortality.
Season 1 had an open ending, which was interpreted in different ways by its viewers. The ending did not clarify whether Kim Shin’s finally allowed to die after meeting and ultimately falling in love with his human bride.
If the show ever gets renewed for season 2, we can expect to see a continuation of Kim Shin and his bride Ji Eun Tak’s love story.
Is There Any Trailer Yet?
The second season of Guardian: The Lonely and Great God hasn’t any official trailer yet.
Sales & Merchandise
There has been a sale of more than 15,000 copies. DVD/Blu-Ray discs contribute to around 15-20% of the revenue for a Korean series. This may sound un-profitable and also made many animes a failure.
Korean Drama Series can promote a lot of products making it a booming industry. Some of the products which were sold as merchandise were:
Some of the figures are beautiful like this Korean Exfoliating Gloves and the Legend Of The Blue Sea DVD, Cotton Cute Sweater Vests, Also, check out this Gaming Mouse Pad, Korean Face Sheet Mask one since it looks the best.
Where To Watch Online?
It is also available on the internal broadcasting network Netflix. It is also available on the streaming site Viki along with 40 different subtitles. Apart from that, the drama is also available on Prime Video and Apple TV.