It has been more than a week since ‘Lovers of The Red Sky’ ended, and the questions about a possible season 2 are already rising. Even though the story of Ha Ram and Chun Gi ended on a good note, for many fans, the other side of the story remained unanswered. With episode 1 of the k-drama premiering in late August, the final episode came out in late October. The historical fictional drama had managed to keep the viewers glued to their seats. The show had its ups and downs, with many fans calling the show slow in the middle. But still, it managed to hold on to the first position in the ratings.
Based on the novel ‘Hong Chun Gi,’ the story focused on the star-crossed lovers, Chung Gi and Ha Ram. Both of them came from divine families, one being the daughter of the divine painter. And the other being the son of the royal astrologer. Both lived under the curse of the spirit of Ma Wang. Being friends in childhood but getting parted. But as they crossed each other’s paths again after years. Things begin to change as the answers to the questions appear. Chun Gi being the divine painter, enters the palace to make the portrait of the late king. While Ha Ram plans the ways to take revenge for the royal family who killed his father.
The Cast and The Characters: Where Are They Now?
‘Dr. Romantic series’ fame Ahn Hyo Seop took up the role of Scholar Ha Ram. The intellectual astrologer and the body in which the spirit of Ma Wang resided for years. As the k-drama has finally come to an end, Anh Hyo Seop will be moving on to his new acting projects. Currently being the actor in demand, he already has three dramas lined up. With the Season 3 of ‘Dr. Romantic’ and a webtoon-based drama, ‘The Office Blind Date’ coming up in 2022. The date for the third upcoming k-drama named ‘Today’s Webtoon’ remains unknown for now. ‘Backstreet Rookie’ fame Kim Yoo Jung played the divine painter Hong Chun Gi. The only artist who could paint the late king’s portrait to seal the spirit of Ma Wang in it. As of now, Kim Yoo Jung has no upcoming projects.
Before the release of ‘The Lovers of The Red Sky’, the actress was in the Nextflix thriller ‘The Eighth Night’. The movie came out in July 2021. She is also in talks of joining the cast of the remake of ‘Princess Diaries’ along with Hwang In Yeop.
The Grand Princes
The idol-turned actor Gong Myung went on to play the charming yet responsible Prince Yang Myung. Always being the peacemaker and doing the right things for the country. After getting done with the historical fiction drama, Gong Myung is now in the cast of a variety show. Joining Song Dong Il and Kim Hee Won, Gong Myung will be joining the actors on road trips with season 3 of the variety show ‘House on Rent’. While Kwak Si Yang, who played the evil Prince Joo Yang, also has a project coming up. Playing the role of the prince who’s being eaten by the demon inside. Kwak Si Yang will be moving on to the upcoming idol drama ‘Idol: The Coup’.
Will There Be A ‘Lovers Of The Red Sky Season 2’?
For now, there will not be a season 2 of ‘Lovers of The Red Sky’. Even though the original novel ‘Hong Chun Gi’ has two parts. Both parts were concluded into one for the production of the k-drama. The story of Ha Ram and Chun Gi got the ending they were looking for. Ha Ram and Chun Gi both got their eyes back as the curse was lifted off from them. He realized that the revenge plan he had been executing against the royal family was never needed as they never killed his father. The spirit of Ma Wang was sealed into the portrait she painted. The lovers were living away from the capital and had a son. They were finally living the life they always longed for. But Chun Gi and Ha Ram were only one part of the story whose questions were answered.
‘Lovers Of The Red Sky Season 2’: Questions That Need To Be Answered
Many questions were left answered by the end of the Lovers of The Red Sky. The first one is the fate of the brothers. Prince Yang Myung is the King’s choice for the heir to the throne. While Prince Joo Yang was in prison for all the ruckus, he created. As we saw both brothers attacking each other with their armies. Which brother won and became the heir to the throne wasn’t revealed. How did Joo Yang manage to escape from prison remains a mystery? While anything about Mae Hyang remains unknown. As Ha Ram turned her back on her and she had to join hands with Joo Yang. Revealing the real reason behind the divine painters going crazy and the story of Hwacha needs to come out too. A lot of conspiracy theories are already going around in between the fans.
“Lovers Of The Red Sky Season 2′: Some Fan Theories
As the ending of the show left the fans to wonder about which brother won the fight. Some theories suggest that Ha Ram will be coming back to the capital once again. Since the greed of the spirit of Ma Wang is still rising in Prince Joo Yang’s body, one bad day can let Ma Wang out of the painting like before. If Prince Yang Myung wins the fight, Ha Ram having his royal status, will come back and prepare his son for his upcoming duties. But on the other side, if Prince Joo Yang wins the fight and inherits the spirit of Ma Wang. Ha Ram might have to come back early, ready to fight and risk his life.
At the beginning of the drama, Kim Yoo Jung was praying for the drama to become remarkable. Hoping that ‘The Lovers of the Red Sky’ would be like ‘ink that melts into paper,’ she was also hoping that their drama would melt into the fans’ hearts and they would remember it for a long time. The fans of the show have mixed reactions about season 2 of the ‘Lovers of The Red Sky’. While some fans want are hoping for another season to answer the questions and other loopholes. Some fans like the show as it is and doesn’t want any other season. Many fans on Twitter have been asking for a season 2, saying that they need to know the aftereffects of the fights.
Considering if season 2 happens, the show will move years into the future. And with that, the production team will have to cast new actors. But fans still haven’t gotten enough of the original cast members, especially Ha Ram. As they have been asking the team to make sure Ahn Hyo Seop’s role doesn’t change.
Watch Lovers of The Red Sky
Season 1 of the ‘Lovers of The Red Sky’ is available to watch on streaming services like Rakuten Viki and Viu to stream globally. Having a total of 16 episodes, each episode has a runtime of around and 60 minutes to 80 minutes. The fans can binge-watch the show within a span of two to three days! With all the cast members and the production team having too much work on their plate, another season might not be possible yet. But who knows Ma Wang’s spirit escapes once again, making the writer write another novel to tell the story that was left open to guess. The whole story can even become a repeating cycle of revenge that Ha Ram fell into. That might give rise to another season featuring his son. But that is the talk for later.