Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo is returning on screen with season 2 and the development is almost confirmed, as cast members hinted about the renewal of the series during the DramaFever Awards 2017.
The SBS mini-series bagged two awards — the Best Ensemble and Best Historical Drama Awards — on the star-studded night. The cast members, including Lee Joon Gi and Lee Ji Eun a.k.a IU, shared their excitement and thanked their fans for their love and support.
"I cannot thank you enough for your help, for your love and for your support," said the 35-year-old actor, who portrayed Prince Wang So a.k.a King Gwangjong of Goryeo in the period drama.
In a similar vein, his onscreen partner IU, who played the role of Hae Soo in Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, said, "Thank you so much for giving us this award. I heard that many of the fans overseas loved our show."
The 23-year-old actress also teased the news about the renewal of the series, as she urged her fans to show a lot of love in the future. "Because we spent much of the winter through the summer together working hard to film this project as well as enjoying our time together, I do love for everyone to keep showing us a lot of love in the future. Thank you," she said.
She was not the only one to give a hint about season 2. Cast member Jong Hyun, who played the male antagonist named Prince Wang Yo in the mini-series, also urged his fans to show a lot of love for Prince Wang So, Hae Soo and rest of the characters in the future.
"Thank you to everyone who loved Scarlet Heart Ryeo so much. I'm so happy that even viewers from a faraway place tuned in and even gave us this award. Please keep an eye out for myself and show a lot of love for the rest of the family in the future," the 27-year-old actor said.
Cast members Nam Joo Hyuk and Ji Soo also thanked viewers for their love. The actor, who portrayed the 13th Prince Baek Ah, said, "I'm happy that Scarlet Heart Ryeo has received such a meaningful award. I very much miss the rest of the older male cast members."
The actor, who portrayed 14th Prince Wang Jung in the mini-series, said, "Thank you so much for showing such great interest in the show even in the Americas. I'm so happy that I was able to work with such great seasoned actors."