After ‘Crash Landing on You‘, K-drama addicts got the chance to immediately binge on another addictive Korean series, ‘Hi Bye, Mama’. The fantasy comedy is about a woman, who, following her death, does not wish to get on with the afterlife. So, she picks up a 49-day reincarnation project to make a comeback to her family as a human.
Marking the return of the beloved Korean actress, Kim Tae Hee, ‘Hi, Bye, Mama’ revives the classic tvN trope of a rom-com with ghostly elements. Undoubtedly, the series was a hit, both in Korea and worldwide (after it landed on Netflix). So, will we get a ‘Hi Bye, Mama’ season 2? Let’s find out.
Hi Bye, Mama Season 2 Release Date: When Will It Premiere?
‘Hi Bye, Mama’ season 1 premiered on February 23, 2020, on Netflix. It aired 16 episodes in total before it came to an end.
‘Hi Bye, Mama’ opened to positive critical and commercial acclaim. Considering the reception, it does have scope to span multiple seasons. But unfortunately, it seems the showrunners had planned it as a one-off. Before the finale landed on tvN in Korea, the cast took to the internet to say their final goodbyes.
Star Lee Kyu Hyung shared in a statement: “We started our production in the winter and ended it in the spring. The cast and crew gave it their all for the production. It is a difficult time for all of us, but we were able to finish safely thanks to the viewers who showed their love for the drama. Thank you from the bottom fo my heart to everyone who supported ‘Hi Bye, Mama.’” Lead actress Kim Tae Hee also shared her sentiments in the same vein.
Looking at the reactions of the crew, it seems unlikely that the show will see another outing. But since the drama received so much acceptance among fans, the showrunners might revive the series. If they do, we can expect ‘Hi Bye, Mama’ season 2 to release sometime in 2022.
Hi Bye, Mama Cast: Who’s In It?
The lead cast of ‘Hi, Bye Mama’ is comprised of Kim Tae-hee as Cha Yu-ri, Lee Kyu-Hyung as Cho Gang-Hwa, and Go Bo-Gyeol as Oh Min-jung. While Cha Yu Ri is a ghost who returns to earth to be with her family, Cho Gang-Hwa is her widowed husband. Oh Min-jung is the newly wedded wife of Cho Gang-Hwa.
Hi Bye, Mama Plot: What Is It About?
Following her death five years back, Cha Yu-Ri has been living as a ghost. But she cannot embrace the afterlife since she still has strong ties with her husband Cho Gang-Hwa and their child. But to be a part of the human world again, she needs to be a participant of a human reincarnation project for 49 days. However, complications arise when she discovers that Cho Gang-Hwa has remarried.
Season 1 gives a befitting end to the family drama and ties up all the storylines. Is Cha Yu-Ri able to secure her stay permanently on earth? Or is she forced to go back? Watch the series to find out. All the episodes are currently streaming on Netflix.
Hi Bye, Mama Trailer
Watch the trailer for season 1 below:
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