Netflix original Physical 100 is set to renew for a second season, the streaming giant confirmed today (14 Jun).
Physical 100 is Netflix’s first unscripted show to become Netflix’s most popular non-English TV program.
Its first season saw a total of nine episodes. And the programme ran from January to February, with two episodes dropped each week.
Then, we saw many familiar faces participating in the programme, like dancer Cha Seung-hyun and entertainment Chu Sung-hoon, among others.
We also spotted Singaporean actress Elaine Wong, who’s now in Korea to further her entertainment career. When she saw the other contestants, she realised that she might have “signed up for the wrong show”, she told HallyuSG exclusively.
In the first season, CrossFit athlete Woo Jin-yong emerged as a winner. The 37-year-old athlete previously worked as a PE teacher and served as a marine.
For the upcoming season though, fans can expect new faces, according to a Netflix statement. So it’s unlikely that those who participated in season one will make an appearance again.
“In Season 2, a fresh batch of hundred contestants will battle it out, irrespective of age, sex, nationality or weight class, to be the last one standing,” the statement said.
But the essence of the show will remain. And that’s to search for the perfect physique while introducing fresh elements.
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Director of Physical 100, Jang Ho-gi, also said: “We are very grateful Physical: 100 received so much love from fans all across the globe, and we paid attention to all the comments and feedback”.
“I give you my word that we will be back with an all-new season that’s got everything taken up a notch for our global fans,” Jang daringly teased.