With the likes of Squid Game, Black Knight and DP raising havoc in the K-drama genre–because it has become a genre–Netflix has invested in another adventure saga. Song Of The Bandits is an action thriller centred around a fearless bandit, who vows to protect his land from any intrusion. The series delves into the murky waters of human psychology and explores the rich history surrounding China and Japan. Though the series refrains from making any political comment or downplaying any country, it certainly pulls off the turbulence aspect.
The series recently debuted on Netflix and has been stirring waves ever since. Naturally, you, too, are caught in the crossfire and are left to wonder whether the Song Of The Bandits Season 2 release date has been confirmed. If so, here is your chance to get the latest answers!
Song Of The Bandits Season 2 Release Date
The director Hwang Jun-hyeok collaborated with Han Jeong-hoon to manifest Song Of The Bandits in early 2022. The nine-episode-long series, also renowned as Thief: Sound Of The Sword, premiered on September 22, 2023, in its entirety. This period drama has been developed by a collaboration between Studio Dragon, Urban Works Media and Baram Pictures for ₩30 billion. It is currently a trending series on Netflix and has surpassed the makers’ expectations by garnering well over a million fans.
Though the creators seem to be enthusiastic about the series, they have yet to disclose their plans regarding a plausible sequel. However, given the cliffhangers left by the debut season, the prospect of a sequel is charting high. Moreover, Jun-hyeok seems ambitious to propel the growth of the series and is possibly working on the upcoming iteration already. Since the series recently premiered, Netflix would likely take a while before approving the sequel. If Song Of The Bandits Season 2 is approved soon, it is expected to be released in the second quarter of 2024.
What Is Song Of The Bandits Series About?
Song Of The Bandits is a period drama, drenched in lore and action. It is set in the early 90s, amid the tumultuous period of Japanese occupation and portrays the helplessness inflicted by the era. Due to the sudden disbalance in the economic sector, the people of Joseon, are expelled to Japan and left to endure a life of misery. They wander around aimlessly, famished to their bones and deprived of basic necessities. Some find a place for themselves in the turbulent times, while others are left cursing their fate.
Those people who are expelled to Gando, a land void of any rules and regulations, face a similar situation, only worse in terms of helplessness. One such soldier, Lee Yoon (Kim Nam-gil), too, joins the people in Gando and establishes himself as a bandit upon witnessing the distorted condition of those around him. Meanwhile, an independent activist, Nam Hee-shin (Seohyun) stumbles across Yoon and becomes his partner. However, she camouflages her true identity by pretending to be the head of the Railway Bureau.
Song Of The Bandits Season 2 Plot
As the bandits gear up to protect Gando, a major general Gwang Il begins expanding his reach into the town. However, despite his ruthless persona and image, Gwang harbours a shred of kindness and an ounce of devotion to the land and the people. Moreover, Eon Nyeoni, another bandit is out for blood and is on the lookout for the culprit of her parents’ murder. Hee-shin, too, is hiding a gloomy past beneath her vibrant smile, similar to her blossoming feelings towards Lee Yoon.
By the end of the debut season, Gwang and Yoon, both fell victim to Hee-shin’s charm. This sort of love triangle will certainly form the foundation of Song Of The Bandits Season 2. The upcoming season will also explore the backstories of all these characters and portray their independence movement.
Song Of The Bandits Season 2 Release Date: FAQs
It is a historical thriller centred around a bandit, Lee Yoon, who vows to protect his land and the people.
The film is directed by Hwang Jun-hyeok and written by Han Jeong-hoon.
No, it is not confirmed.
Song Of The Bandits Season 2 is expected to be released in mid-2024.
No, there is no trailer available for Song Of The Bandits Season 2.
You can stream the film online on Netflix.