Is ‘Queen of Tears’ getting another season?

South Korean sensations are quickly becoming the must-watch shows for American audiences, who are diving headfirst into the artistic brilliance of East Asian entertainment. Among the standouts is Queen of Tears, which has captured U.S. viewers with unparalleled enthusiasm.

This series made its grand debut in early 2024, and over its two-month run—airing 16 riveting episodes and two special features between March and April—it received sky-high praise. The show currently flaunts an almost mythical 100 percent Tomatometer score on Rotten Tomatoes and a glowing 92 percent audience score.

Starring the dynamic duo of Kim Soo-hyun as Baek Hyun-woo and Kim Ji-won as Hong Hae-in, the show wrapped up its first season with a bang. Its final episode didn’t just make waves; it became the highest-rated tvN series ever, garnering passionate fans stateside who are just as hooked. With the first season in the bag, fans are eagerly anticipating season 2. However, the future remains uncertain even for a smash-hit like this.

 

Is Queen of Tears season 2 confirmed?

Given its stellar ratings and viewership, a second season of Queen of Tears seems like a no-brainer. Yet, much to fans’ dismay, the series wasn’t renewed after its blockbuster debut. The reason? The story arc is complete. The show delivered a full, satisfying narrative in its first season, and extending it could dilute the powerful impact of its finale.

Another reason for the absence of a second season lies in the nature of K-dramas on platforms like Netflix, where Queen of Tears currently streams. These shows are typically presented as limited series. If a second season was in the cards, fans would have known before the first season even aired. Since there’s been no buzz about a continuation, it’s safe to assume this beloved series won’t be back for round two.

So, fans will have to cherish the complete, though seemingly brief, story of Queen of Tears. It follows the heartfelt journey of Hyun-woo and Ji-won as they navigate life’s challenges and rediscover their love for each other. While the show’s run may be over, its impact certainly isn’t—leaving audiences with a memorable, if too-short, tale.