The Glory follows Moon Dong-eun (played by Song Hye-kyo) who is described as a broken woman after falling victim to violence as a child. Dong-eun dedicates her adulthood to plotting cold-blooded revenge against the perpetrators.
The Glory also stars Lee Do-hyun as Joo Yeo-jung, a man with a hidden past. Ji Yeon Lim, Sung Hoon Park, Yeom Hye Ran, and Sung Il Jung also feature.
The synopsis for The Glory reads: “Moon Dong-eun dreamed of becoming an architect in her high-school days. However, after suffering from a brutally violent attack by her bullies, Moon Dong-eun is forced to drop out of school. Years later, the bully married, has a child and attends the same elementary school where Moon Dong-eun now works as the homeroom teacher. After years of plotting, Moon Don-eun begins her revenge plan against her former bullies and the students who stood by and let it happen.”
The Glory is helmed by filmmaker Ahn Gil-ho, who previously worked on Memories Of The Alhambra and Record Of Youth. Working alongside Ahn as a screenwriter is the acclaimed Kim Eun-sook, known for her work on hit K-dramas including Descendants Of The Sun and Goblin.
After part one of The Glory premiered on the streaming platform on December 30, 2022, the series has since seen global success, having ranked within the top 10 non-English global Netflix charts for three consecutive weeks with a total of 148million hours watched worldwide.
Will there be a part 2 of The Glory?
According to director Ahn Gil-ho, The Glory part 2 isn’t just confirmed, but it’s already filmed and ready to go.
Announcing the news at a press conference in December, Gil-ho said: “[Season] 1 will be released on December 30, and [season] 2 will be released around March.”
“I ask for your interest and love,” he added.
On January 18, Netflix confirmed a release date for part 2: March 10. “If you’ve watched Part One, you won’t be able to resist Part 2,” screenwriter Kim Eun-sook said of the upcoming season, per a press release from Netflix. “Part Two is refreshingly satisfying and shockingly intense.”