Stranger is a South Korean crime thriller drama series from TVN. Netflix made the series available to a global audience, and the streamer released new episodes in simultaneous broadcast with tvN.

The series follows a prosecutor and a Police Lieutenant who teams up to solve complex murder cases. Their investigations often lead them against powerful enemies and a much greater conspiracy.

The first season of Stranger was released in 2017, and a second season arrived in 2020. K drama fans are wondering if the duo will return for more investigations.

Season 2 of Stranger is over on Netflix and it was a smash hit. A lot of people tuned in and the show managed to gain critical reception from everywhere. But when can we expect season 3 of this show? Well, let us find out.

The Netflix series was featured on the New York Times list of best TV shows of 2017 and has won several awards, including the Grand Prize for television at the Baeksang Arts Awards. Despite all of this, Netflix has yet to greenlight  Stranger  season 3 at this time, and it is unknown when the next chapter will arrive.

K-Dramas have recently been very popular on Netflix. Shows such as Kingdom, It’s okay to not be okay and Itaewon Class have all been incredible. And stranger just wrapped up a very good second season but this is not enough for the fans. We want more!

Will There Be A Stranger Season 3?

As of this writing, the third season of Stranger is not confirmed yet. Although the Kdrama series was released on Netflix, it is worth noting that South Korea’s tvN produced the show. Hence, the renewal might not be up to Netflix entirely.

There are reports that the network is already “discussing the possibility of season 3.” However, until now, there is still no official confirmation about its renewal.

Nielsen TV Ratings reveals that Stranger has performed exceptionally in South Korea, which means that renewal is highly possible. The first season of the K drama was viewed by a remarkable 4.652% of total nationwide viewers. Season 2 had an even more impressive 7.265% of the audience share.

Unlike other K-drama shows, Stranger was planned to be a multi-season series. Hence, there is a high chance of its return. 

Stranger Season 3 Release Date

We are still waiting for Netflix or tvN to renew the series. If they decide to order more episodes, we cannot expect them to arrive very soon.

There was a three years gap between the release dates of the first two seasons. Season 1 was released on June 10, 2017, while season 2 premiered on August 15, 2020. Because of this, season 3 might not arrive until  2023. Of course, these are still speculations. We will continue to wait for more updates about the show.

Stranger Season 3 Cast

We expect the main cast members to reprise their roles. They are Cho Seung-woo as Hwang Si-Mok and Bae Doona as Han Yeo-jin.

The previous seasons also included several guest casts: 

  • Lee Joon-hyuk as Seo Dong-jae
  • Yoo Jae-Myung as Lee Chang-Joon (season 1; guest season 2)
  • Shin Hye-sun as Young Eun-soo (season 1; guest season 2)
  • Yoon Se-ah as Lee Yeon-Jae (season 2; recurring season 1)
  • Jeon Hye-jin as Choi Bit (season 2)
  • Choi Moo-sung as Woo Tae-ha (season 2)

Stranger Season 3 Plot

Stranger follows Hwang Si-Mok (Cho Seung-woo), an excellent prosecutor who teams up with Police Lieutenant Han Yeo-jin (Bae Doona) to investigate a murder case. Their investigations often get thwarted by people who are part of a major conspiracy between the Prosecutor’s Office and a huge South Korean conglomerate.

In season 2, the two work together again while in the midst of the conflict between their respective agencies. They team up to conduct their own investigation on a hidden case. There is no renewal for season 3 yet, so the official plot/synopsis is still unavailable. But in case the show gets renewed, it will logically pick up from the ending of season 2.

In season 2’s final episode, their units get disbanded. Yeo-jin transfers to the National Police’s Intelligence Division, while Shi-Mok goes to the Wonju prosecutor’s office. We expect to see more enticing investigations unfold in the new season. How will their new roles affect their upcoming pursuits? We can’t wait for season 3 to find out.

Sales & Merchandise

There has been a sale of more than 15,000 copies. DVD/Blu-Ray discs contribute to around 15-20% of the revenue for a Korean series. This may sound un-profitable and also made many animes a failure.

Korean Drama Series can promote a lot of products making it a booming industry. Some of the products which were sold as merchandise were:

Some of the figures are beautiful like this Korean Exfoliating Gloves and the Legend Of The Blue Sea DVD, Cotton Cute Sweater Vests, Also, check out this  Gaming Mouse Pad , Korean Face Sheet Mask  one since it looks the best.

There is also plenty of Hot Pot Electric with Grill Griddle, KOREAN Snack, stuff like this Korean Stone Bowl , and Korean Hangul Alphabet Flashcards .

Stranger Season 3 Trailer

Not yet. We are still waiting for the official renewal of the series.