‘Tale of the Nine-Tailed’ Season 2: Confirmed Cast and Everything We Know so Far
A fan favorite and beloved fantasy K-drama is confirmed for a second season. Tale of the Nine-Tailed was a 2020 K-drama about an ancient gumiho who finds a reincarnation of his first love and faces peril. The drama was rumored to develop a second season in 2021 and is now confirmed by tvN. Tale of the Nine-Tailed Season 2 will bring back the original cast and has a storyline concept.
‘Tale of the Nine Tailed’ combined long lost love, fantasy, and an evil that threatens the world
Lee Yeon (Lee Dong-wook) is a 100-year-old gumiho, a nine-tailed fox. He gave up his title as the mountain spirit of Baekdudaegan and lives among the human world. To atone for his indiscretions, Lee Yeon works with Taluipa (Kim Jung-nan), an agent in the Afterlife Immigration Office. He helps eradicate evil spirits that threaten humans.
While working on a case, Lee Yeon meets Nam Ji-ah (Jo Bo-ah), a TV producer for a show that investigates supernatural phenomena. Ji-ah is convinced Lee Yeon is a supernatural being. She follows him home and proves her theory. Lee Yeon learns he saved Ji-ah as a child. He saved her from foxes who were posing as her parents and planned to eat her.
Despite using his powers to erase her memories, Ji-ah still remembers the details of that day. Tale of the Nine-Tailed takes a turn when it is discovered that Ji-ah is Lee Yeon’s reincarnated first love. They face peril as Imoogi, an evil earth dragon returns to take over and plunge the world into darkness. It is a classic human and non-human romance.
‘Tale of the Nine-Tailed’ Season 2 will take place in 1938 and bring back two lead characters
According to Soompi, Tale of the Nine-Tailed Season 2 will return under the title, Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938. It will serve as a form of time travel storyline with riveting action sequences and drama. Taking place after the first season, Lee Yeon is summoned to return to the chaotic year of 1938.
Tale of the Nine-Tailed Season 2 will have the main character looking for ways to escape and return to his present to the safety of the people he cares for. According to Soompi, actor Lee is excited to return to the leading role. Lee will also star alongside season one star Kim Bum.
Kim played the role of Lee Rang, a half-blood gumiho and half-brother of Lee Yeon. The character has a complex story in the first season but finds some resolution. But for Tale of the Nine-Tailed Season 2, fans meet the version of Lee Rang from 1938. In this timeline, he is rebellious and still harbors anger toward his brother.
Actors Kim So-yeon and Ryu Kyung-soo will star as new mountain gods in ‘Tale of the Nine-Tailed’ Season 2
While fans are excited for the new season and the return of Lee and Kim in their leading roles, Tale of the Nine-Tailed Season 2 introduces two new characters. The Penthouse: War in Life actor Kim So-yeon will join the K-drama as Ryu Hong-joo. The character is a former western mountain goddess. She is also the owner of Myoyeongak, Gyeongseong’s finest restaurant in the past.
The new season’s cast also stars Hellbound actor Ryu Kyung-soo. The actor played the role of a priest for the New Truth cult in the K-drama. He will star as doctor Cheon Moo-young in Tale of the Nine-Tailed Season 2 with the ability to bring back the dead.
Moo-young was a former mountain god and close friend to Lee Yeon and Hong-joo. Due to an incident, he harbors hateful feelings toward Lee Yeon and starts a tense battle. TvN’s Tale of the Nine-Tailed Season 2 is scheduled to premiere in 2023.