The King: Eternal Monarch’s final episode aired over a month ago, and fans have been waiting to see if the k-drama would be renewed for a second season. We’re currently waiting for word on whether or not The King: Eternal Monarch will be renewed, but we’ll make sure to keep you up to date on all the latest news and information.
Screenwriter Kim Eun Sook created The King: Eternal Monarch, a Netflix Original Korean drama series. The series aired on SBS, a public broadcaster in South Korea, with episodes airing on Fridays and Saturdays.
The first universe, which is situated in two parallel universes, is very similar to modern-day Korea. Korea is an empire in the other universe, governed by a single but kind ruler. When evil forces plan and the door between the two worlds opens, the Korean monarch enlists the services of a detective from the other world to preserve their worlds.
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The King: Eternal Monarch has been renewed for a second season on Netflix.
There’s no word yet on whether The King: Eternal Monarch will be renewed for a second season at the time of writing.
Despite the fact that the series has been designated as a Netflix Original, the streaming provider has no control over its renewal. This is due to the fact that The King: Eternal Monarch is a Netflix Original that was not ordered or produced in the United States.
The producers Studio Dragon and Hwa&Dam Pictures, as well as the distributor SBS, have the final say on whether or not to extend the series for a second season (Seoul Broadcasting System)
Is there enough interest in the series to warrant a second season?
We don’t have any watching figures for The King: Eternal Monarch because Netflix hasn’t disclosed them, but we do know how well it did in South Korea.
The King: Eternal Monarch’s highest-rated episode, episode two, received a rating of 11.6 percent, while the lowest-rated episode, episode eleven, received only 5.2 percent.
With such statistics, nearly 6 million viewers tuned in at the series’ peak, and only 2.7 million viewers tuned in at its lowest.
In terms of audience size, such numbers would have equaled to 38.3 million and 17.2 million viewers in the United States, respectively.
When compared to America, their evaluations would have been excellent, but there is a significant difference in Korea. The fifty-fifth ranked Korean drama in public broadcast has a 44.9 percent rating, but the number one rated series has a staggering 66.9 percent rating.
Outside of South Korea, the k-drama did exceptionally well, which could lead to the series being renewed. There’s no reason why Netflix couldn’t pick up the series as a full Netflix Original if SBS decides not to continue with it.
Do we need a second season of The King: Eternal Monarch?
Naturally, that is a subjective topic, but based on how the show finishes, a second season seems unlikely.
The last scene in The King: Eternal Monarch is of Yi Gon and Jung Tae Eul holding hands, which then transitions to an elderly couple holding hands, indicating that the couple lived happily ever after and grew old together.