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'Boys Over Flowers' has returned in full glory aftering being added to Netflix. Will Netflix revive the show with a second season?

Could we ever see a ‘Boys Over Flowers’ season 2?

Boys Over Flowers has become more beloved with age. The K-drama ran for a single season in 2009, but fans have continued to reference it and gush over the occasional cast reunion on social media. The K-drama has also proven to be a fertile source for inspiration, as it has spawned multiple remakes & foreign-language adaptations.

Boys Over Flowers was recently added to Netflix, meaning a whole new generation of viewers has been introduced to the adventures of the F4 team. Given Netflix’s ability to respark interest in dormant properties (Hannibal, Cobra Kai), some fans are hoping that Netflix produces a second season of Boys Over Flowers.

Reunion rumors

A second season is definitely possible. The cast members have all spoken positively of their time on Boys Over Flowers, especially series protagonist Lee Min-ho. He credited the series with establishing his career during an interview with KoreAM. “It’s definitely something I can be proud of,” he explained. “I’ve been getting far more offers since Boys Over Flowers, and it’s also what helped grow my fan base, which is important.”

The rest of the cast remain close, whether it be through socializing or collaborating on other projects. Kim Hyun-joong posted an Instagram selfie with co-star Ku Hye Sun in April with the caption “How long has it really been?” Lee Min-ho is scheduled to appear in the upcoming K-drama The King: Eternal Monarch with Kim Young-ok, who played the F4’s personal maid on Boys Over Flowers.

These friendly ties suggest that getting the cast back together for a second season would be relatively easy. The problems come from the show’s production. Boys Over Flowers was fraught with setbacks during its initial run, including scheduling conflicts, frequent injuries, and warnings from the network over excessive product placement. It was also criticized for its unrealistic plot and lack of overarching narrative.

Production problems

Boys Over Flowers planning director Bae Jong-byung addressed the show’s problems during a 2009 interview with Asiae. He claimed that money was constantly a concern and that he was forced to incorporate tons of product placement as a means of keeping the show on the air

Each episode costs nearly 280 million won to make and we were usually provided about 150 million per episode,” Bae Jong-byung explained. “Of the total 6.5 billion won in production costs, KBS provided us with less than 1.5 billion won. So we needed foreign investment and product placement.”

Bae Jong-byung also touched on the show’s video quality, and how he wishes he was able to go back and improve it. “The quality [bothers me]. There wasn’t enough time to work out details between the producer and writer,” he stated. “It would have also helped to improve the picture and presentation. Time and money were always the main issues.”

Time & tragedy

Then there was the tragic suicide of cast member Jang Ja Yeon. Koreaboo stated that the actress took her own life in March 2009, while Boys Over Flowers was still on the air. Jang Ja Yeon left behind a suicide note & documents claiming that she was forced to engage in sexual acts with over thirty businessmen & executives against her will. Her death left a dark blemish on the show just before it wrapped its first season. 

A second season of Boys Over Flowers doesn’t look as though it will happen in the near future. The showrunners & producers have not discussed a return, and the cast are all busy with projects of their own. There is also the issue of time. It’s been a decade since the show was on the air, and given its emphasis on teenagers and high school, it seems as though the cast would be too old to reprise their star-making characters. 

Fortunately, fans of the show will be able to get their F4 fix elsewhere. Thailand will be releasing their own version of Boys Over Flowers called F4 Thailand, and the show will delve into much of the same storylines. F4 Thailand is set to premiere in 2021.

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  • I wish Netflix would pick up “mishievious kiss” it is on YouTube and just as good as Boys over flowrers.” Also I could never.get to see “Inspiring genetation” as they were not in English. Would very much like to see them on Netflix and any of Kim Hyun Joong’s movies or series. Also would love to see Kivang Tatilugs series “Sesur and Goblug” in English. I watched. His series ‘Seyit and Sura’ 20 t times and would watch it again. I like all of these movies because e they are not sexually explicit and the cursing and bloody violence are at a minimum.

    October 20, 2020
    • They must have removed Mischievous Kiss because I watched it on Netflix last year. And Mischievous KISS 2. So idk what happened to it on there.

      October 22, 2020
  • So show the characters 10 years later..what has happened in their lives..

    October 21, 2020
  • I thought they were starting BOF 2 in New York on their honeymoon! I know I saw a picture of it and a text saying we are in New York! I asked Lee Min Ho if they were filming BOF2 he said Yes!

    October 21, 2020
  • No it will take away grom this classic drama.

    October 21, 2020
  • Thank you Sally. I will check out. I saw the title the other day, but I thought a upload of Naughty Kiss which was good too. I have become a fan of Korean movie series.

    October 21, 2020
  • I thought the same thing. I wish they would have given the fans a eppy 26 for a wedding..

    October 21, 2020
  • Boys over flower is the best for me. Together with the main cast. We waiting for
    a long time. We hope that their is a Season 2 of Boys over flower with the same cast. The story was so beautiful,bthat make me cry, inlove and making me smile. We’ve missed them alot always love them. It’s worth waiting for. Season 2 please . Missing so badly Lee Min Ho Gu Jun Pyo😘

    October 21, 2020
  • It was 2009,we don’t expect a perfect TV series technically, but it did not fail to entertain, even until now. People go back to the series when they are bored with watching other films, and I think, this is an indicator that it is good and worth one’s time. And which movie or TV series does not endorse a product?

    October 21, 2020
  • Espero que se fizer realmente a segunda temporada, faça com que a protagonista fique com o amigo médico e o empresário com a empresária. Tem muito mais sentido. Ele podem mostrar agora a vida adulta e não adolescente.

    October 22, 2020
  • Are they using the same cast? I wonder

    October 22, 2020
  • Hola boys ovres flowers

    October 23, 2020
  • They made a sequel to the manga with new characters but with a few cameos of the old characters! If they decided to make a K-version of it, I think that will be the only way anyone will see a ‘Season 2’ of the K-drama. The J-drama went this route and I really enjoyed it.

    October 23, 2020
  • Hi BOF was so good ,really enjoyed this movie wish the wud cum out with season 2 showing der wedding and there life dey live.
    Also enjoyed Lee min ho ada movie Legend of the blue sea it was awesum it in series aswell.please bring season 2 the guys are awesum and act well.

    October 24, 2020
  • OMG !!! Can’t believe.. Is this Fake news or real? Plz tell me? I wish it is real.. Waiting For BOF 2 with same cast.. I love it.. Minsun couple is awesome..

    October 26, 2020
  • Really hope so season 2 comes. Especially the story about gaeul and kimbeom.

    October 26, 2020
  • Years from now, it would be nice to see them in “Daddy Boys over Daughter Flowers”🥰🥰

    October 27, 2020
  • I watched boys over flowers 5x , I really love it!

    November 5, 2020

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