Blood-spattered D.P. 2 poster released as Season 2 of military drama set to premiere July 28th

Cast and main staff back for D.P. 2

The first D.P. 2 poster was released yesterday (see below), along with the confirmation of a July 28th premiere date for the military-themed K-drama on Netflix.

The blood-spattered poster gives viewers a sense of what we can expect as events of the first season are followed up on.

According to Korean news sources, Jung Hae In, Gu Kyo Hwan, Kim Sung Kyun and Son Seok Gu will all be back to reprise their roles, alongside director Han Joon Hee and screenwriter Kim Bo Tong.

Kim Ji Hyun (Thirty-Nine) has also joined the cast in the main role of Seo Eun.

In a story on Naver, actor Jung Hae In who plays Ahn Joo Ho had this to say about the upcoming second season of the drama:

This is a continuation of Season 1.

There are some stories that are still unfinished, and there are some things that need to be addressed, so you will be able to see a story that is a little denser and deeper.


First D.P. 2 poster via Netflix

What is D.P. 2?

D.P. 2 is the second season of the massively popular military drama, which initially premiered on Netflix on August 27th, 2021.

The Korean drama is based on the webtoon D.P: Dog Days by screenwriter Kim Bo Tong, and is based on his own miserable experience in the often brutal and quite broken South Korean military.

A military where bullying is rife, suicide happens and where giving up 18 months to 2 years of your life is mandatory for almost every South Korean man.

Drama Wiki explains the plot like this:

Private soldier Jun Ho is a confused youth who served in the military normally like other Koreans. One day, he suddenly becomes a member of the military defector arrest team.

As such, he is tasked with capturing deserters and must grapple with the more troubling cases of why some soldiers feel they have no other choice but go absent without official leave.

The Korean drama became a big hit on Netflix, hitting the Top 10 and staying there for several weeks.

The six-episode first season of D.P. also won the Best Drama, Best New Actor and Best Supporting Actor awards at the Baeksang Arts Awards, and the Best Drama and Best New Actor awards at the 2022 Blue Dragon Series Awards.

It is likely D.P. 2 will reap the same rewards if it follows closely to what made the first season of the drama so utterly superb.


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