‘D.P.’ Season 2: Netflix K-Drama Renewal Status and Casts

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D.P is a South Korean Netflix Original series that is based on the Lezhin webtoon D.P Dog’s Day by Kim Bo Tong, directed by Han Jun-hee, from a screenplay by Kim Bo-tong and Han. The acronym for D.P is Deserter Pursuit and the series revolves around the Deserter Pursuit unit. The unit’s main task is to catch the people who abandon their military duties.

The series premiered in six parts on Netflix on 27th August 2021. It is a military-themed drama that focuses on Korea’s Law that states all male citizens between the age of 18-29 must enlist in the army. It is a heart-touching drama for the people who have been a part of the defense force. The drama shows the undesirable nature of the military and although the story includes a pitch of diaphanous comical elements, it does not shy away from the uncomfortable conversation around shame and guilt associated with desertion.

With the intriguing perspective brought by the show to the center stage, it’s only natural to be eager to know if there will be a second season. Here is everything we know about the second season.

D.P Season 2 Release Date

Season one of the series was released on 27th August 2021, on Netflix. All the six-episode was released on the same day with a running time of 45-55 minutes each.

However, the official statement confirming whether or not the show will return for another round has not been revealed yet. But the series is more likely to return because it is based on and adapted from an immensely popular webtoon. And also the series is available to an international audience that helps to increase the fan following, hence increasing the chance of being picked up for the second season.

The filming for the first season was supposed to begin in the Summer of 2020 but the cast and crew began production in March 2021 and they wrapped up the work in July 2021. If you take the schedule into consideration, then the production team delivered the first season in just four months.

The production time for the first season is not unusual as most of the dramas in South Korea don’t take a lot of time filming. So for the second season, we can assume that it won’t consume much time for production but since Netflix usually keeps a gap about a year between two seasons. So, we should expect the streaming television series to return sometime between August to October 2022.

D.P Casts

The series main cats in season 1 are given below.

Jung Hae-in as Private Ahn Joon-ho

Koo Kyo-hwan as Corporal Han Ho-Yul

Kim Sung-Kyun as Sergeant First Class Park Bum-gu

Son Seok-koo as Captain Im Ji-sup

Some of the supporting cast who played significant characters in season 1 are listed below.

Lee Jun-young as Jung Hyun-min

Hong Kyung as Ryu Yi-kang

Cho Hyun-chul as Jo Seok-bong

Shin Seung-ho as Hwang Jang-soo

For the second season above cast are more likely to reprise their role in the second season and some new characters might be introduced, we might see some new faces in the second season.

D.P Storyline and plot of season 2

The first season features a young private (Ahn Jun-ho) who undergoes rigorous training, becomes aware of the politics that operate in his new work environment.

Afterward, he is assigned to capture army deserters, after he is positioned in the D.P team. He faces quite a dilemma as he feels the painful reality endured by each enlistee during his compulsory call of duty. Mission after mission e continuously faces danger and risk but he accomplishes the mission.

In the second season, we might see what adventures lie ahead for Jun-ho. As he navigates through the military system, will he finally be able to make peace with himself? Although life is full of risks and complications, people who work under stress full conditions day and night together tend to build an unbreakable bond. And in the next season, Jun-ho might be able to comprehend the aspect of military service even more.

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