On August 4, a source from “Alchemy of Souls” shared, “‘Alchemy of Souls’ will air episodes 15 and 16 normally this weekend (August 6 and 7) and then take a one-week break (August 13 and 14) to enhance the level of completion for the second half.” KShow123
They continued, “On August 13, a highlight broadcast that covers the main storyline will air, and on August 14, a special broadcast with the actors of ‘Alchemy of Souls’ will air.”
Penned by the famous screenwriting duo known as the Hong Sisters, “Alchemy of Souls” is a fantasy romance drama set in the fictional nation of Daeho, a country that does not exist in history or on maps. The drama tells the story of characters whose fates become twisted due to magic that swaps people’s souls. The star-studded cast consists of Lee Jae Wook, Jung So Min, Hwang Minhyun, Shin Seung Ho, Oh My Girl’s Arin, and more. Kepala Bergetar
The next episode of “Alchemy of Souls” will air on August 6 at 9:10 p.m. KST.
Set in a fictional country called Daeho that does not exist in history or on maps, it is about the love and growth of young mages as they overcome their twisted fates due to a magic spell known as the "alchemy of souls", which allows souls to switch bodies. It follows the story of an elite warrior named Naksu, whose soul is accidentally trapped inside the weak body of Mu Deok—Jang Uk's servant from a noble mage family. Jang Uk returns to the proper path in life after meeting the unrivaled assassin KissAsian.
Ten New Episodes Confirmed for "Alchemy of Souls"
On July 11th a South Korean news service reported that "Alchemy of Souls"would be getting a part two. According to a source affiliated with the production, "Alchemy of Souls" has already finished its original production run of twenty episodes, but based on strong positive reception to the drama so far, shooting has now renewed for the sake of completing another ten episodes. The first twenty episodes still represent a complete storyline, resolving the conflict of the lead character played by Jung So-min on dramacool.
Apparently, part two of the drama will shift the protagonist position to a different heroine- the one played Go Yoon-jung, who is currently appearing in "Alchemy of Souls" in a supporting role. Director Park Joon-hwa stated that the thirty episodes of plan for "Alchemy of Souls" had been discussed from the drama's earliest stages. Many involved in the production thought that twenty episodes would not be sufficient for dealing with the full extent of the story.
Jung So-min's agency has strongly denied any notion that she was fired from the role, stating that they had also been told of this plan from the outset and so had only negotiated for her appearance in the first twenty episodes. Jung So-min is still considering appearing in the second part of the drama as well. Aside from the shift in the position of female lead, all other major cast members, including Lee Jae-wook, are expecting to reprise their roles. "Alchemy of Souls" takes place in a nonexistent fantasy kingdom centered around a large body of water. "Alchemy of Souls" has maintained fairly steady ratings, ranging between 5.2% in its first episode to 6.8% in the most recent episode, the eighth. Sunday episodes have consistently had stronger ratings than the Saturday episodes. "Alchemy of Souls" streams internationally via Netflix and dramacool.