In the crime thriller Kdrama ‘Juvenile Justice‘ the search for truth in frustrating bureaucratic and legal systems often ends up in smoke. Hong Jong-Chan directs a harrowing and challenging series of stories written by Kim Min-Seok. Will Juvenile Justice season 2 return? Let’s find out!
It follows Judge Sim Eun-Seok, who is feared among the juvenile justice department for her intimidating character – and she hates juvenile criminals. Working closely with Cha Tae-Ju, she investigates the cases she handles thoroughly.
Thus, the series packs a refreshing detective thriller recipe behind the closed corridors of the juvenile court in Yeonhwa. The series also features a stellar cast ensemble with Kim Hye-Soo as the lead and an ambient score to enhance the dramatic aspect. The end of season one doesn’t end in a cliffhanger, but the format suggests that there could be more on the way. If the question of a possible sequel does cross your mind, here’s everything you need to know about a potential ‘Juvenile Justice’ season 2!
Juvenile Justice Season 2: Potential Release Date
‘Juvenile Justice’ season 1 was released fully on February 25, 2022, on Netflix. The first season packed ten episodes with runtimes ranging from 54 to 69 minutes per episode.
Now let’s explore the possibilities of a second season. A second season is a possibility and close by. Upon its release on Netflix, the series received an overwhelming response from fans and critics alike. People praised the series’ realistic depiction of court proceedings and commendable performances by the cast.
Although the first season wrapped up the events neatly, the episodic nature of the story may be the reason to its update. Netflix typically takes 2-3 months to collect comprehensive viewing data and renewals may take some time. If the series is renewed at the end of the year, we can expect ‘Juvenile Justice’ season 2 to premiere sometime in Q4 2024 or later.
Juvenile Justice Season 2: Expected Cast
If there is a second season, Kim Hye-Soo could return to the role of Sim Eun-Seok (or Sim Eun-Seok), with Kim Moo-yul as Cha Tae-Ju. Those likely to return in other recurring roles are Lee Sang-Hee as Joo Yeong-Sil, Park Ji-Yeon as Woo Su-mi, Shin Jae-Hwi as Seo Beom, and Geum Kwang-San as bailiffs Kyung Jung-Han and Lee Jung. -Eun as Na Geun-hee.
Lee Sung-Min may also appear in the role of Kang Won-Jung, but after the character’s resignation from the official post, it should be a guest role. Due to the nature of the series, it may also feature a lot of fresh faces in its cast if new characters are introduced in a potential season 2.
Juvenile Justice Season 2: Expected Plot Story
The first season ended amid heightened emotions with the verdict of Gang Yeonhwa’s Rape Case. Kang Seon-A is the victim of the case, and it is related to the murder of Sim Eun-Seok’s child. Upon learning this, Na Geun-Hee takes Eun-Seok out of protection and a criminal case. The audio recording of Seon-A’s father is solid evidence against Hwang In-jun, but they can’t use it in court. However, the story changes as one of the girls decides to reveal the truth about Baek Do-Hyeon.
She informs that Baek Do-Hyeon, In-jun’s accomplice of the brick murder case, is the leader of a rape cartel. Sim Eun-Seok heads to Daeho Inn to investigate, and Baek Do-Hyeon is present in the den. Judge Sim suffers injuries from the encounter, but Na Geun-Hee changes her mind at the last moment. She sent the case back to prosecution and even gave Seon-A a chance to speak. Sim Eun-Seok gets her closurewith a visit to her son’s grave and she heads to the Disciplinary Committee.
The possibility of a second season can be taken from the impact at the end of the first installment. Judge Sim Eun-Seok might be a little more considerate of juvenile criminals. However, as she emphasized before the Disciplinary Committee, her grudge against these children would never diminish. On the other hand, Na Geung-hee might be more complicated in the process. We’ll see if Sim Eun-Seok finally gets on with her life and if there’s a case of ‘opposite attraction’ between Sim Eun-Seok and Cha Tae-Ju. But that may have chased her too far.
We haven’t seen Cha Tae-jun’s past life up close. It’s likely that a second season could delve more into his life. He keeps some dark secrets from the past, though the first season spilled some of them. The second season could also revisit cases like Pureun Home of Girls Case. It will be interesting to see if O Seon-Ja’s daughters get along well with the other girls. Rest assured, there will be more interesting cases to explore in the second season.
Juvenile Justice Season 2 Trailer
Unfortunately, until now Netflix has not released or reported any information regarding Juvenile Justice season 2. for readers who have not followed the story, we have provide a trailer from the previous season here. Enjoy!