"The Remarried Empress" Webtoon / "Borrowed Body" webtoon

After 2018, 2019, and 2020 dramas based on webtoon, it is time for 2021! In the past years, a lot of drama was announced to be based on webtoon but have yet to confirm cast and production schedule.

The list is divided into TWO PARTS, the confirmed dramas based on webtoon for 2021 and the webtoons announced to be adapted in dramas sometime soon but with no confirmation of broadcast (this one).

Note: the dramas might air in 2021 or later according to the production plan and progress. We often update the two lists, don’t forget to bookmark us for updates. 

 

1. “Art of Girls” / Schedule status: Unconfirmed

The female-centered webtoon "Art of Girls" (in Korean "썅년의 미학") by Min SeYoung is announced to be adapted into a web drama. It is a four-cut story who depicts the uncomfortable moments you encounter while living as a woman in Korea.

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"Art of Girls" webtoon

The drama will be produced by Merry Christmas production. More are to be announced.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

2. "Dead Man's Letter" / Schedule status: Unconfirmed

The mystery webtoon "Dead Man's Letter" (in Korean "망자의 서") by GAR2 is announced to be adapted into a drama. It tells the story of a Ju HaNa who asked her childhood friend Do WooRi to marry her and to disguise himself as dead. They were planning to flee the country after they obtained the insurance money. Things did not turn right. WooRi was killed and HaNa was charged with murder.

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"Dead Man Letter" Webtoon

The drama will air on KBS. The exact schedule and casting are yet to be released.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

3. “Something About Us” / Schedule status: Unconfirmed

“Something About Us” (in Korean "우리사이느은") is a webtoon dealing with men and women in their twenties worrying about love and friendship. The drama was announced to be produced in 2018 but nothing much has changed since then.

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"Something About Us" Webtoon

The drama will be starring Seo KangJoon, the actress is not officially chosen yet. No channel has taken on the project.

Find out more about the webtoon and which actresses Koreans want to see act with him in the adaptation here.

Webtoon links: Korean, English

 

4. "The Remarried Empress"  / Schedule status: Unconfirmed

The webtoon "The Remarried Empress" (in Korean "재혼 황후") by AlPaTaReuTeu and SoomPool was announced to be adapted into a drama. It tells the romance story of the perfect empress of the East Empire named Nabie. The Emperor was not planning to make her an Empress so she decides to choose to divorce and decides to be an Empress elsewhere.

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"The Remarried Empress" webtoon

Before becoming a webtoon, the drama was a web novel by RoPhan. The drama will be produced in collaboration with the production company Studio N. More is to be confirmed.

Find out the cast desired by Koreans for the adaptation here. 

Webtoon links: Korean / English.

 

5. "Golden Spoon" / Schedule status: Unconfirmed

The webtoon named "Golden Spoon" (in Korean "금수저") is to be produced too. It tells the adventures of a kid that became a golden spoon (from a rich family).

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"Golden Spoon" Webtoon

The drama was announced to be produced in 2019. The casting is yet to be released.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

6. "A Bitch and a Punk" / Schedule status: Unconfirmed

The webtoon "A Bitch and a Punk" also called "YeonNom" (in Korean "연놈") will be adapted into a drama. It is a comedy romance school webtoon. The boy to who she could not say "don't go" and "I love you" appears in front of her after 3 years. It tells the story of a boy and a girl that are facing the time spent together. Through their love story, high school students grew through their love.

The webtoon started back in 2015. Until now, it has accumulated 1.3 billion views and has been in the top webtoons for more than 160 weeks.

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A Bitch and a Punk" Webtoon

The drama was announced to be produced in 2019. The casting is yet to be released.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

7. "Favorite Part" / Schedule status: Unconfirmed

The webtoon "Favorite Part" (in Korean "좋아하는 부분") is a romance. It will be adapted into a drama. It tells the struggling romance of the woman name So WooJoo who has special tastes in men.

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"Favorite Part" webtoon

The drama was announced to be produced in 2019. The casting is yet to be released.

Find out more about the webtoon and which cast Koreans want to see in the adaptation here.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

8. "A Good Day To Be a Dog" / Schedule status: Unconfirmed

The romance fantasy webtoon "A Good Day To Be a Dog" also called "Lovely Again Today" (in Korean "오늘도 사랑스럽개") is to be adapted into a drama. It tells the story of a woman that has been cursed to change to a dog every night and a guy who is afraid of dogs. She tries to remove the curse.

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"A Good Day To Be a Dog" webtoon

The drama was announced to be produced in 2019. The casting is yet to be released.

Find out more about the webtoon and which cast Koreans want to see in the adaptation here.

Webtoon links: Korean / English.

 

9. "Horror and Romance"/ Schedule status: Unconfirmed

The webtoon "Horror and Romance" (in Korean "호러와 로맨스") is also announced to be adapted. It tells the romance of a writer of horror stories who wants to know what is love and the writer of romance who hates horror stories.

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"Horror and Romance" webtoon

The drama was announced to be produced in 2019. The casting is yet to be released.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

10. “The Moon That Rises in the Day” / Schedule status: Unconfirmed

The webtoon “The Moon That Rises in the Day” (in Korean "낮에 뜨는 달") has been announced to be adapted in a drama back in 2018 but still not the production schedule is not confirmed. It is a story about a man whose time has stopped and a woman who is passing through past and present. It is not a simple love story but a ‘romance thriller’.

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"The Moon That Rises In The Day" webtoon

Find out more about the webtoon and which cast Koreans want to see in the adaptation here.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

11. "Deceased's Soul" / Schedule status: Unconfirmed

The mystery fantasy webtoon on the subject of death "Deceased's Soul" (in Korean "고인의 명복") written by Jo JuHui is announced to be adapted into a drama. It tells the story of the son of a hospital director and the daughter of a funeral hall owner who grew up together. One wants to turn the spirit back to the body and one wants to guide the spirit to the after-world.

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"Deceased's Soul" Webtoon

The drama will be produced in collaboration with the production company Studio N.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

12. "So You" / Schedule status: Unconfirmed

The thriller webtoon "So You" (in Korean "소유") by Han was announced to be adapted into a drama. It is a catastrophe thriller with desire, deficiency, obsession and towards love.

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"So You" Webtoon

Director Bang EunJin ("Way Back Home", "Salut D'Amour", "Method") will be in charge. The drama is to air on OCN. No date or cast is released yet.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

13. "Dear X"  / Schedule status: Unconfirmed

The webtoon "Dear X" (in Korean "친애하는 X") by Ban JiWoon was announced to be adapted into a drama. It tells the story of the downfall of the nation's top actress Baek AhJin and her hidden face.

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"Dear X" webtoon

The casting and broadcasting dates are yet to be released.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

14. "Borrowed Body" / Schedule status: Unconfirmed

The teen romance webtoon named "Borrowed Body" (in Korean "빌린 몸") by Park SeKye is announced to be adapted into a drama. The story is set at a private institute with first years of high school. SangWoo became gloomy because of a scandalous rumor, DaRim is a top student and a good athlete, and she likes HoYoung. The three are the lead characters. DaRim was dumped after confessing to HoYoung and by accident her body was changed with SungWoo.

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"Borrowed Body" webtoon

Studio 329 is in charge of the adaptation. More are to be announced.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

15. "Us Being 29" / Schedule status: Probably second half of 2020

The youth romance comedy webtoon "Us Being 29" (in Korean "아홉수 우리들") written by Soo BakYang is announced to be adapted into a drama. It tells the story of three friends who are 29 years old and who are going through this harsh year ending with a "9".

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"Us Being 29" Webtoon

El-rise who has produced the drama "When the Devil Calls Your Name" is in charge and they are aiming to produce the drama in the second half of 2020.

Have a look at the webtoon and its character here.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

16. "Revenge is Ours" / Schedule status: Unconfirmed

The webtoon "Revenge is Ours" (in Korean "복수는 우리의 것) also called "Hell Hath No Fury" by Nam YooHyun and DdaelKkam was announced to be adapted into a drama. It tells the story of three women who take revenge on their ex-boyfriend who was actually a married man.

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"Revenge is Ours" Webtoon

PFcompany is in charge of the project. There is no schedule or actors cast yet.

Webtoon links: Korean / available in English in the app Pocket Comics under the title "Hell Hath No Fury"

 

17. "Vigilante" / Schedule status: Unconfirmed

The webtoon "Vigilante" (in Korean "비질란테") by GRG and Kim KyuSam was announced to be adapted into a movie and a drama. In a world where the law is flawed, the lead character will try to make it perfect.

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"Vigilante" webtoon

StudioN is in charge. There is no schedule or actors cast yet.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

18. "Weak Hero"  / Schedule status: Unconfirmed

The webtoon "Weak Hero" (in Korean "약한영웅") by Seopass and Razen was announced to be adapted into a drama. It tells the story of an ordinary-looking high school boy who becomes the best fighter in a high school full of bullies.

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"Weak Hero" Webtoon

Jaedam Media signed a co-production contract with PLAYLIST. They are planning to produce the drama in 2022 and to have several seasons. No cast was released.

Check out more about the characters and vote for your dream cast here.

Webtoon links: Korean / English.

 

19. "Love & Wish"  / Schedule status: Unconfirmed

The webtoon "Love & Wish" (in Korean "러브 앤 위시") by Ine is announced to be adapted into a web drama. It tells the love, friendship, and growth pain stories of high school students through the female protagonist who dreams of a fateful love and the male protagonist who suffers from school violence.

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"Love & Wish" webtoon

The head of CUBE entertainment Jang JaeHyuk is in charge of the adaptation. It is planned to be released in the second half of 2021. No cast was released yet.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

20. "I Don't Want To Do Anything" / Schedule status: Unconfirmed

The webtoon "I Don't Want To Do Anything" (in Korean "아무것도 하고 싶지 않아") by Joo YoungHyun is announced to be adapted into a drama. It tells the growing pains experienced by a 26-year-old girl named YeoReum.

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"I Don't Want To Do Anything" webtoon

GT:st (a subsidiary of Studio Dragon) and director Lee YoonJung are in charge of the adaptation. The drama will be released on an OTT platform. They will start to produce in the second half of 2021.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

21. "A Man's Man" / Schedule status: Unconfirmed

The webtoon "A Man's Man" (official English title) (in Korean "상남자", literal translation "Real Man") by Kim TaeKoong and Dogado is announced to be adapted into a drama. It tells the story of an ordinary office worker who worked hard and rose to the top of a famous company by looking only at success. In return for his desire for success, he lost all his loved ones.

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"Real Man" Webtoon

Studio N is in charge of the adaptation. The webtoon is based on the novel by Kim TaeKoong of the same title. No cast was released yet.

Webtoon links: Korean / English.

 

22. "CELL" / Schedule status: Unconfirmed

The webtoon "CELL" (in Korean "셀") by Kang HyungKyu will be adapted into a drama. It tells the story of a high school student from the upper class whose life completely changed when his parents' business went bankrupt. He started to gain special abilities making him desire material success.

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"CELL" Webtoon

Take One Studio is in charge of the adaptation. No cast was released yet.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

23. "Gorae Byul - The Gyeongseong Mermaid" / Schedule status: Unconfirmed

The popular historical romance webtoon "Gorae Byul - The Gyeongseong Mermaid" (in Korean "고래별") by Na YoonHee will be adapted into a drama. The webtoon is set in the independent movements during the Japanese colonial era. The lead character SuA is a servant in a pro-Japanese household. At the beach, she met EuiHyeon who had jumped into the sea after being shot by the Japanese police. This webtoon is a reinterpretation of "The Little Mermaid" with Korean sensibility.

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"Gorae Byul - The Gyeongseong Mermaid" Webtoon

Take One Studio is in charge of the adaptation. No cast was released yet.

Check out more about the characters and vote for your dream cast here.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

24. "Now I'm Taking A Break From Dating" / Schedule status: Unconfirmed

The romance webtoon "Now I'm Taking A Break From Dating" (in Korean "지금은 연애를 쉽니다") by Yoo HyunSuk will be adapted into a drama. The story revolves around two young individuals who used to be schoolmates, each going through rough patches in their lives in terms of love, bumping into each other, and unlearning their trauma through getting to know each other's sincere feelings.

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"Now I'm Taking A Break From Dating" webtoon

Jaedam Media is in charge of the adaptation. No cast was released yet.

Check out more about the characters and vote for your dream cast here.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

25. "Summer Solstice Point" / Schedule status: Unconfirmed

The adult webtoon "Summer Solstice Point" (in Korean "하지점") by YuJu was announced to be adapted into a drama. It tells the story of SeoHa, a divorced woman running a coffee shop, who starts to have strange feelings for the 20-year-old part-timer named JiHoo.

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"Summer Solstice Point" webtoon

Jaedam Media is in charge of the adaptation. No cast was released yet.

Webtoon links: Korean (over 19 years old) / Not officially available in English.

 

26. "Designer" / Schedule status: Unconfirmed

The webtoon "Designer" (in Korean "디자이너") by Hatzling was announced to be adapted into a drama. It tells the story of Eugene, a middle school judo player whose life has been ruined by the drug administration. He became a "designer" who manufactures doping-related drugs to avenge those who destroyed his life.

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"Designer" webtoon

Jaedam Media is in charge of the adaptation. No cast was released yet.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

27. "Delusion" / Schedule status: Unconfirmed

The mystery horror historical webtoon "Delusion" (in Korean "현혹") by Hongjacga was announced to be adapted into a drama. It tells the story of vampires set in Gyeongseong in 1935 and Shanghai in the 1800s.

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"Delusion" webtoon

Director Han JaeRim ("The Face Reader", "The King") is in charge. No cast was released yet.

Check out more about the webtoon here.

Webtoon links: Korean / English.

 

 

Don't forget to check the second part of the list with confirmed dramas based on webtoon in 2021 and 2022.

 

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PinkIsMyName
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PinkIsMyName
Oct 19, 2021 08:49 pm

21. Real Man has official English translation under the name A Man's Man.

jhegfygfywufgewrf
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jhegfygfywufgewrf
Aug 28, 2021 01:12 am

The K-drama for the Remarried Empress doesn't even stick to the Webtoon's story line..

nhuy
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nhuy
Jul 25, 2021 02:09 am

i want ellin's solhwa also to turn into drama

Shoujogoddess
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Shoujogoddess
Jul 4, 2021 08:10 am

I can't wait for Remarried Empress to come out

29 29 29
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29 29 29
Jun 23, 2021 02:25 pm

Duty After School by Ha Il Kwon is confirmed too

N S
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N S
Jun 8, 2021 10:52 am

Why isn't "Back To You" in this list😭😭

jisooluv
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jisooluv
Jul 3, 2021 10:13 am
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ikr :(( i rlly lovee back to youu , so interesting and i hope back to you will adapt to a drama soon ( btw sorry for my english since it’s not my first language )

john
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john
Oct 5, 2021 11:24 am
Reply to  jisooluv

if you like the plot of back to you, you might like to watch blue birthday, they have almost the same plot

29 29 29
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29 29 29
May 3, 2021 06:29 pm

Ugh i wish English Webtoon translate Use Being 29

29 29 29
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29 29 29
May 3, 2021 06:30 pm
Reply to  29 29 29

History of Losers as well.

Nozomi
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Nozomi
Mar 23, 2021 02:36 pm

Hello! Can you add up imitation here? Thank you! 💖

Eropa
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Eropa
Mar 9, 2021 11:00 am

please add english trans of Revenge is Ours. It is called Hell Hath No Fury on Pocket Comics (you should download the app to look the webtoons)

Eropa
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Eropa
Mar 18, 2021 08:59 am
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Pocket comics is one of official eng translation apps. Not like others, It is only available in app format.

Dddd
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Dddd
Dec 8, 2020 03:29 pm

They change drama title for Dr. Brain webtoon to Mr. Robin.

Katerina
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Katerina
Oct 21, 2020 04:48 am

How about True Beauty? Will it be adapted into a drama?

Petakpop
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Petakpop
Oct 18, 2020 06:47 am

'The stories of those around me' pleasee...

reader
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reader
Aug 11, 2020 05:59 am

How about Annarasumanara? i read news that this webtoon will get adaptation

meya
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meya
Jul 10, 2020 08:07 pm

i think for “something about us” iu will suit the male lead perfectly

AAA
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AAA
Jun 20, 2020 05:12 am

Im really curiuos about History of Losers. Looks interesting story

Aman
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Aman
Jun 10, 2020 03:26 pm

Hello, just want to say that Amanza has official english translation under name "Big See" on Lezhin.

Ishika Patel
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Ishika Patel
May 29, 2020 02:54 am

I really don't know how they are going to full of ''Remarried Empress''. I mean it's based in an European type setting therefore all characters look European. I love the manhwa don't get me wrong but I would personally have liked to see this be animated because I don't think a drama would do this story enough justice. They would have to change a lot of things like maybe the time period and stuff. Also OMG I didn't know ''So I Married an Anti-fan'' also has been turned into a kdrama. When I read that Webtoon the first thing I… Read more »

KUME
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KUME
May 12, 2020 03:18 pm

What about “sweet home”

mel
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mel
Apr 30, 2020 06:20 pm

What about "The Remarried Empress"?

Jingu
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Jingu
Apr 23, 2020 07:58 pm

I hope they would do "something about us". It's been what? 2-3 yrs already since they said they will adapt it but still gets denied by channels. Read the webtoon and you might say the story is too common but really, it is realistic and heartwarming. I think many people will like it and so as will relate to it. Some would prefer those kinds of dramas more than the fantasy ones (like me huhu), hoping for the best for this story.

Ishika Patel
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Ishika Patel
May 29, 2020 03:00 am
Reply to  Jingu

It's so true!! When I first heard it was being made into a drama I was excited. The Webtoon really explores the lives of young adults and shows the struggles they experience. Each characters have their own problems that that they deal with and it shows such a realistic representation of relationships so I don't get why it's being denied?!

wildfire160
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wildfire160
Apr 15, 2020 11:11 pm

The ONLY one i`m actually looking forward to is "So I Married an Anti-fan" but a couple do look interesting ..its kind of a shame that more of the top rated webtoons would be very hard to adapt though...

theresa
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theresa
Feb 13, 2020 06:01 pm

Wow sooo many
I cannot wait for Love Alarm season 2, I hope it is released in 2020 :(:(

Poploc
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Poploc
Mar 4, 2020 10:25 am
Reply to  theresa

Yeah it will I think they said August but you can check it out

Kpoplover
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Kpoplover
Mar 3, 2020 08:36 am
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It is supposed to be released in august (at least that what the sources said and since it’s a Netflix original series it’s gonna be on Netflix) I was really sad since I finished the whole season in one day and later found out that season 2 was coming in august so PLS DONT FINISH IT IN ONE DAY I LIKE I DID I’m still really sad and waiting for it..❤️❤️

Cathy
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Cathy
Mar 26, 2020 10:27 am
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I was going to, but then I thought, "I should wait for season 2 to come out" since I know I'll be eagerly waiting for it. My sister finished watching it recently and wished she hadn't it lol.

Poploc
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Poploc
Mar 4, 2020 10:27 am
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Alright I've personally heard it awesome but seeing how you may feel I will wait for season 2 to come out