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Arthdal Chronicles Season 2 continues the South Korean series by Kim Young-Hyun and Park Sang-Yeon. It follows the journey of competing tribes during the Bronze Age, who try to assert their dominance over each other. The popular series airs on Netflix. Find out everything you need to know about the next season right here!
Arthdal Chronicles Season 2 Release Date
Season 2 has been confirmed, but filming has been halted due to the pandemic. We estimate it will be released in late 2022.
Arthdal Chronicles Season 2 Background
The show starts in an area (by the name of Arthdal) that is divided into two primary races: The Sarams and the Neanthals. But tribal differences often get in their way. They try to resolve them, however, power and wealth cloud the Neanthals who decide to go their own way.
With war on the horizon, Ta-Gon (Jang Dong-Gun), the leader of the Saenyeok Tribe, decides to act. He has ambitions of his own: to be King of Arthdal. He sends Asa Hon (Choo Ja-Hyun) to deliver a deadly disease disguised as a gift. Unaware of what she has done, Asa begins to panic.
In the depths of despair, she sees a baby Eun-Seom (Song Joong Ki), whose mother has just died. A decade passes, and now, Eun-Seom is a wanted man. Why so? It turns out that him and his mother possess a unique ability: visions that turn into reality. Such knowledge would come in handy if there were a potential war, and given that there is one between competing factions, his knowledge is more valuable than ever.
But the tribe’s future leader, Tan-Ya (Kim Ji-Won), is unable to interrupt dreams. Rather than have animosity, she seeks to understand Eun-Seom until the inevitable befalls.
He leaves but not without trouble. He comes across a member from a different tribe who is bloodied and bruised.
At this point, he travels back to the Wahan Clan to warn them. He is rejected, and the subsequent bloodshed occurs at the hands of Ta-Gon. After momentarily basking in his victory, San-Woong ( Eui-Sung Kim) —the half-brother of Ta-Gon—informs him of a dream that envisages Ta-Gon having all-encompassing power.
But even the strongest of rulers have rivals. Step forward, Taealha (Kim Ok-Vin ). She is the daughter of a powerful faction, the chief of the Mihol tribe (Jo Sung-ha). Taealha also has ambitions for power, and her father possesses special knowledge, ‘the secret of the bronze.’
With Eun-Seom having no time to lose, he promises to return and save them before making haste. As events begin to transpire, it turns out that Eun-Seom is of mixed lineage.
This would explain why he and San-Woong are capable of visions. Tasked with continual work, she wards off a pair of guards by foretelling a prophecy that will see to their destruction. It seems she has acquired the ability of visions. With Ta-Gon’s power almost consolidated, he tries to kill Taealha.
What to expect in Arthdal Chronicles season 2
The final episode saw Seom prove to the clans that he is the Inaishingi after the leader of the Tae Tribe died during the night. This act united the clans into a combined tribe with Seom as their leader. At the same time, Ta-gon claimed the throne and rallied his people against the Ago Tribe. This action sets up season 2 perfectly, as it puts Ta-gon on a potential warpath with Seom.
The fate of the Wahan Tribe hangs in the balance after we saw Tan-ya secretly cast a spell on them and intertwine their fate to hers. There is a plan in place to obliterate the Wahan Tribe, and we will see in season 2 whether Tan-ya’s actions will save them.