Alchemy of Souls has a rather fitting title, because the show itself is the perfect mix of comedy, romance and heartbreak that South Korea’s Hong sisters are known for doing so well.
This epic saga revolves around young mages forced to contend with forbidden, soul-swapping magic, but it’s also so much more than that too.
Alchemy of Souls season 3 potential release date: When will it air on Netflix?
The first season (or part) aired from June 18 to August 28 in 2022 for a total run of 20 episodes. Alchemy of Souls then returned on December 10th, 2022, with a new title — Alchemy of Souls: Light and Shadow — that ended on January 8th, 2023.
If Alchemy of Souls does return, then new episodes could arrive by the end of 2023. Saying that though, a renewal does look unlikely. K-dramas rarely outstay their welcome with multiple seasons, plus the story is kind of wrapped up by this point, so we’ll have to wait and see if or when a third season is confirmed.
Alchemy of Souls really brought the heartbreak in Light and Shadow, so we were pretty nervous about how part two would wrap things up. Thankfully, the season ended on a happy note for the leads, Jang-uk and Naksu/Cho Yeong (Go Youn-jung), as well as our other faves, Park Dang-gu and Jin Cho-yeon.
It’s classic fare from the Hong Sisters in that respect, but what’s next then for the Alchemy of Souls franchise? Given how part two ended, a third season does seem unlikely, although there’s always scope for more, especially with a K-drama as popular as this.
According to Soompi, season two ended with the show’s highest ratings yet, so we wouldn’t be surprised if a spinoff ends up being commissioned instead of a potential third season. Saying that though, it’s also possible that the Hong sisters might just move onto another project entirely.
Watch this space.