K-drama Signal gets Season 2 – Here’s what we know so far

According to various South Korean news media today, the very popular 2016 K-drama Signal is getting a second season.

At a recent event held at an Italian university B.A. Entertainment CEO Jang Won Seok, who attended the event alongside writer Kim Eun Hee, confirmed Signal, Season 2 is on its way eight years after its first season premiered (January, 2016).

Earlier today, Kim Eun Hee’s agency Media Lab Seesaw also confirmed the writer is now working on the script for Signal, Season 2.

The drama has a projected 2026 premiere.

Signal, Season 1

As fans will be well aware, the first season of Signal was written by Kim Eun Hee (Kingdom and Revenant), and starred the stellar cast of Lee Je Hoon, Kim Hye Soo and Jo Jin Woong.

It tells the story of criminal profiler Park Hae Young (played by Lee Je Hoon) and Lee Jae Han (Jo Jin Woong).

Two police officers who suddenly find themselves communicating with each other through a walkie-talkie, as Park Hae Young lives in the present, while Detective Lee Jae Han lives in the past.

Through that communication, the two begin to work together on a series of cold cases, with Jae Han providing information from a time closer to when the crime took place, while Hae Young is able to use updated information and more recent crime-solving tools to solve them.

The first season of Signal aired on tvN from January 22 to March 12, 2016, and became the 23rd highest-rated cable TV series in Korean drama history, with its final episode earning a 12.54 percent rating.

Close to a decade after its premiere, Korean drama fans still rave about Signal, calling it one of the best Korean thrillers ever produced, and often use it as an example of why similar dramas are not rating as well.

With Signal, Season 2 on the way, those fans, and many more, will be thrilled.

There is no word yet on the director of Season 2, or its cast, but we will update you as soon as more information is released.

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