We’re thirsty for new episodes of The Silent Sea now that the moondust has settled, just like the people dying of dehydration in this alternate sci-fi future.
Netflix’s latest Korean sci-fi may not have been as popular as Squid Game or Hellbound, but there is still a demand for more episodes. The series, written by screenwriter Park Eun-Kyo, delighted and disturbed us in equal measure during the holiday season, and there’s definitely room for at least one more season that continues this story.
So put on your spacesuit and join us as we travel to the farthest reaches of cyberspace to learn everything there is to know about The Silent Sea season two.
When Will the Second Season of the Silent Sea Air?
Netflix hasn’t officially announced the show’s future, but if season two is approved, we wouldn’t anticipate any new episodes until early 2023 at the earliest. Since The Silent Sea requires more effects work in post-production than the average show, that is actually probably being quite generous.
The Silent Sea Season 2 Cast: Who’s in It?
Fans were thrilled to see well-known Korean actors from Squid Game, such as Heo Sung-Tae and Gong Yoo, and stars from Sense8 in the cast of The Silent Sea. But regrettably, not all of them won’t probably be back for season two.
After all, the majority of the characters passed away by the end of the finale. As the credits rolled, only three people remained standing: Doctor Song (Bae Doona), Doctor Hong (Kim Sun-young), and Luna (Kim Si-A).
Even Captain Han made a valiant sacrifice, so it is unlikely that Gong Yoo will make a return appearance unless flashbacks allow for a cameo. All of this indicates that season two will primarily feature an entirely new cast in order to continue this story past season one.
What Will happen in the Silent Sea Season 2?
The Silent Sea will center on the final two survivors and their trip back to Earth with Luna unless a time jump is involved. Doctor Song and Doctor Hong might find themselves on the run or at the very least in hiding while political forces seek Luna out for their own purposes, given how singular their young charge is and what her very existence means to the scientific community.
Future seasons of The Silent Sea will also focus heavily on how the show’s premise makes a powerful commentary on the environmental problems that our planet is currently experiencing.
If season two does happen, we anticipate that the creators may try to take some of the season one fan feedback into consideration. In a conversation with Sports Chosun (via Soompi) after the show’s debut, Gong Yoo responded directly to the show’s conflicting reception.
“I was aware that not everyone would like the drama when I first received the script and began writing it. I anticipated that the split would be even more pronounced because it belongs to the sci-fi genre. I believed there were numerous angles from which the drama could be viewed, whether it be from a historical or scientific investigation.”
“Of course,” he continued, “there were parts that were lacking, and I am aware of the small number of negative perspectives.” But I believe we made the best decisions we could within the constraints of reality and class.”
But it’s not all doom and gloom. Gong Yoo went on to say about the show’s impact:
“I believe we have paved the way for future growth. This, I believe, is an important first step for the Korean space sci-fi genre. Personally, I’m pleased with some aspects of it, and I think it’s a great first step. Many people watch from various perspectives, which I think contributes to increased interest in the drama, for which I am grateful.”
Is the Silent Sea Based on Any Other Books?
To begin, for those who are curious, The Silent Sea is not based on any particular novel or collection of short stories.
Choi Hang-Yong, who also serves as the show’s director, has created a fantastic adaptation of the 2014 short film of the same name, which was written and directed by the same person who also serves as the show’s director.
When Can I Watch the Silent Sea Season 2 Trailer?
When it comes to The Silent Sea’s renewal, Netflix has been relatively quiet, but if the show does return for season two, expect to see footage shared right here around a month before its release.
The end of Silent Sea Season 2 is here. Thank you for reading and stay tuned for more information!