‘Alchemy of Souls’ K-Drama Season 1: Coming to Netflix in June 2022

The first announced K-Drama of the summer, 'Alchemy of Souls' is coming to Netflix in July 2022.

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Spring has only just arrived, but we can already look forward to some of the upcoming Summer K-dramas. One such drama we’re excited for the release of is the period drama Alchemy of Souls (also titled 환혼) which is expected to be coming to Netflix in June 2022 weekly.

Alchemy of Souls (formerly titled Return) is an upcoming internationally licensed South Korean period drama series, produced by tvN, and written by Hong Mi Ran and Hong Jung Eun. The series is directed by Park  Joon Hwxa.

When is the Alchemy of Souls season 1 Netflix release date?

At the time of writing the first episode of Alchemy of Souls is scheduled to debut on Netflix on Saturday, June 18th, 2022.

It must be noted that episode release dates are subject to change, and the first episode of Alchemy of Souls could be moved forward or pushed back.

Alchemy of Souls will have a total of 20 episodes that will be released over the course of ten weeks. Each episode has an estimated runtime of 80 minutes.

New episodes will be available Saturdays and Sundays.

What is the episode release schedule?

Episodes of Alchemy of Souls will be available the same day as the South Korean broadcast on the cable television network tvN.

Episode Release Date
1 June 18th
2 June 19th
3 June 25th
4 June 26th
5 July 2nd
6 July 3rd
7 July 9th
8 July 10th
9 July 16th
10 July 17th
11 July 23rd
12 July 24th
13 July 30th
14 July 31st
15 August 6th
16 August 7th
17 August 13th
18 August 14th
19 August 20th
20 August 21st

What is the plot of Alchemy of Souls?

Jang Wook of the noble Jang family, in the country of Daeho, holds an unpleasant secret about his birth, which all of the people of the country discuss. A known troublemaker, Jang Wook happens to meet Mu Deok, an elite warrior trapped within a physically weak body but becomes his servant, and in secret begins teaching Jang Wook how to fight.

Who are the cast members of Alchemy of Souls?

Lee Jae Wook will be familiar to many Netflix subscribers, having starred in the likes of Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol and Extraordinary You. Jae Wook will be playing the role of Jang Wook, a noble.

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Lee Jea Wook (left) and his role of Sun Woo Joon in Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol

Jung So Min, Hwang Min Hyun, and Shin Seung Ho will portray the roles of Mu Deok, Seo Yul, and Go Won, respectively.

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Jung So Min (left), Hwang Min Hyun (center), and Shin Seung Ho (right)

Yoo Joon Sang, portrays the role of Park Jin, who was previously seen in The Uncanny Counter.

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Yoo Joon Sang (left) and his role of Ga Mo Tak in The Uncanny Counter

Oh Na Ra had a lead role in the incredibly popular Sky Castle, and was recently seen in the Netflix Orginal series Racket Boys.

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Oh Na Ra (left) and Oh Na Ra in SKY Castle (right)

Below is the full cast of Alchemy of Souls:

Role Cast Member Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
Jang Wook Lee Jae Wook Search: WWW | Extraordinary You | Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol
Mu Deok Jung So Min Soul Mechanic | The Smile Has Left Your Eyes | My Father is Strange
Seo Yul Hwang Min Hyun Live On | Reckless Family | Their Distance
Go Won Shin Seung Ho D.P. | How to Buy a Friend | Moment at Eighteen
Park Jin Yoo Joon Sang The Uncanny Counter | Pied Piper | Live or Die
Kim Do Ju Oh Na Ra Racket Boys | SKY Castle | Woman of 9.9 Billion
Jin Cho Yeon Arin The World of My 17
Park Dang Gu Yoo In Soo All of Us Are Dead | Moment at Eighteen | At a Distance, Spring Is Green
Jin Mu Jo Jae Yoon Mouse | The Good Detective | Catch the Ghost
Jin Ho Kyung Park Eun Hye The King’s Affection | The Goddess of Revenge | Hi Bye, Mama!
Heo Yeom Lee Do Kyung Forest | Arthdal Chronicles | Forest
Heo Yeon Ok Hong Seo Hee The Sound of Magic
Magician Im Chul Soo Vincenzo | Crash Landing on You | Mr. Sunshine
TBA Joo Sang Wook Grand Prince | Fantastic | Glamorous Temptation
TBA Park So Jin The King: Eternal Monarch | Hot Stove League | Hong Ik Super
TBA Go Yoon Jung The School Nurse Files | Sweet Home | Law School

Are you looking forward to the release of Alchemy of Souls season 1 on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.