My Name is a South Korean drama which is hoping to follow in the success of Netflix sensation Squid Game with its thrilling plot. The story follows Yoon Ji-Woo (played by Han So-hee) as she tries to get revenge for her father’s death by joining a criminal gang. There are currently eight episodes viewers are able to watch over the coming days and weeks, with ratings set to come in thick and fast. Here is everything you need to know about whether there will be a future for the show.
Will there be another season of My Name?
Viewers will be left on the edge of their seats as they watch Ji-Woo become an undercover cop as the powerful boss leading the criminal gang, Choi Moo-Jin (Park Hee-Soon), pushes her into an unknown world.
It is just a number of South Korean dramas which have landed on the global streaming platform recently, with members intrigued by the dramas unfolding.
Currently, there is no word on whether there will be a season two or even a future for My Name following its release on Netflix.
This isn’t unusual as many programmes have been left in limbo after making their debut on the network as bosses need to get a consensus on whether it’s worth investing more money.
Some shows, such as You, have often been given the green light for another season even before the most recent has been released.
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Netflix knows this is a show which has done well in the past and so they don’t need to monitor the ratings to see how well it will do.
However, with My Name never being seen on the streaming platform before, bosses need to understand if it is a drama an audience will buy into.
It only took the production team four months to film the entire first season, with the shoot beginning in March and ending in July of this year.
If season two is given the go-ahead, it is likely it will be made available on Netflix around the same time of year in 2022.
“It’s something I’ve done in the earlier part of my career so I wanted to do it again,” the creator continued.
“The writing was very heavy and filled with grand subject matters so that’s why I picked it. And So Hee, when I met her I asked her two questions — if she wanted the part and if she would practice.
“She said yes right away without any hesitation. Coming from a background of mellow dramas and switching to one that’s action-filled is not an easy task, but it also held a lot of potentials and she really pulled through.
“It’s really not an easy yes to say and she didn’t even go through a manager to give an answer, she just directly answered that she wanted to do it,” he told Elle.
Unfortunately, the ratings for the show won’t come in straight away as bosses like to give it a good couple of months to see if the drama is doing well.
If it is, they will give the green light for more episodes to be written, with the hope filming can be done within a certain amount of months.
Unfortunately, if it doesn’t fare well, it will be scrapped from the future schedule and the team will have to go back to the drawing board.
However, this is So-Hee’s third starring role on a Netflix programme so her casting along could push My Name to the top of the charts.
My Name is available to stream on Netflix.