According to a report by DongA.com, the popular tvN drama series ‘Tale of the Nine Tailed’ (directed by Kang Shin-hyo, written by Han Woo-ri) is currently under consideration for the production of its third season. The series, which began in 2020 with ‘Tale of the Nine Tailed’ and continued with ‘Tale of the Nine Tailed: 1938’ until its recent conclusion, appears to be leaning towards the production of a third season. The actors have been approached regarding their potential involvement in Season 3, and according to reports, they have responded positively, expressing their strong desire to continue being part of the series due to their deep affection for the show.
The first season, ‘Tale of the Nine Tailed,’ depicted a fantasy action romance centered around Lee Yeon (played by Lee Dong-wook), a mythical nine-tailed fox who settles in the city, and Nam Ji-ah (played by Jo Bo-ah), a producer who pursues him. The story beautifully portrayed their unique bond, romance, as well as the conflicts between Lee Yeon and his brother, Lee Rang (played by Kim Bum). With an average viewership rating of 4-5%, the show reached its peak rating at 5.807% (Nielsen Korea, paid platforms, nationwide households) for its premiere episode.
In the second season, ‘Tale of the Nine Tailed: 1938,’ the story unfolded during the tumultuous era of 1938, where Lee Yeon, the nine-tailed fox, found himself trapped and fought to return to the present day. The main narrative revolved around the conflicts and friendships among the three divine beings: Lee Yeon, his loyal friend Ryu Hong-ju (played by Kim So-yeon), and Cheon Mu-young (played by Ryu Kyung-soo). The season offered a captivating blend of the Japanese colonial era in Seoul, indigenous spirits, mythical creatures, and Japanese yokai, providing a visually stunning and engaging experience. Starting with ratings in the 6% range, ‘Tale of the Nine Tailed: 1938’ concluded with its highest rating of 8.024% (12th episode).
The final episode of ‘Tale of the Nine Tailed: 1938’ notably left viewers with heightened anticipation for Season 3, as it concluded with Lee Yeon embarking on a time-travel journey to the Joseon era, creating an intriguing epilogue-like scenario.
Furthermore, the actors who have been part of the ‘Tale of the Nine Tailed’ series have shown exceptional passion and attachment to the show. The production of ‘Tale of the Nine Tailed: 1938’ was driven by the strong desire of the existing cast to continue working together. Therefore, industry insiders suggest that there are no apparent disagreements regarding the production of Season 3, given the enthusiastic willingness of the actors to participate.