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“The King: Eternal Monarch”, “Rugal”, “It’s Okay To Not Be Okay” & More Titles Gear Up For Netflix Top-Notch Releases This Season

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Netflix just rolled out new additions to its catalog – and yes, it is bound to reign the viewers’ hearts!

Continuing the viral popularity of its recently released Korean original series, Netflix throws in promising new K-Drama treats. After Crash Landing on You, Kingdom Season 2 and Itaewon Class, look forward to interesting new stories to satisfy your palate.

Aside from Korean dramas, splurge on variety show and film that are soon to be added on Netflix’s roster.

The King: Eternal Monarch

  • PREMIERE DATE: April/2020
  • MAIN CAST: Lee Min-ho, Kim Go-eun, Woo Do-hwan, Kim Kyung-nam, Jung Eun-chae

Taking a fantasy romance drama to a whole new level, The King: Eternal Monarch takes two settings following a parallel universe theme.

King Lee Gon (Lee Min Ho) seeks to seal the portal between the two dimensions. Meanwhile, police inspector Jung Tae Eul (Kim Go Eun) earnestly hopes to protect the people and her loved ones.

Bannered by a top-tier creative team, the series is penned by Kim Eun Sook of Goblin, Mr. Sunshine and Descendants of the Sun fame. It will be co-directed by Baek Sang-hoon (Secret, Who Are You: School 2015, Descendants of the Sun) and Jeong Jee-hyun (Search: WWW).


Time to Hunt

  • PREMIERE DATE: 04/10/2020
  • MAIN CAST: Lee Je-hoon, Ahn Jae-hong, Choi Woo-shik, Park Jeong-min, Park Hae-soo

In a hopeless dystopian city, Jun-seok is released from prison and plans his next step in life in order to start anew with his friends Jang-ho, Ki-hoon and Sang-soo. But their excitement for the plan is short-lived as an unknown man chases after them.

Can these best friends get away from the hunt?

Time to Hunt was invited to the 70th Berlin International Film Festival for a special gala
screening. It is one of the most anticipated Korean films of 2020, and marks the return to the screen of Yoon Sung-hyun, winner for Best New Director at the 32nd Blue Dragon Awards for Bleak Night.

The film also brings together some of the hottest actors of the Korean film industry, including Lee Je-hoon (Architecture 101, Signal), Ahn Jae-hong (Be Melodramatic, Reply 1988), Choi Woo-shik (Okja, Parasite), Park Jeong-min (Svaha: The Sixth Finger, Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet) and Park Hae-soo (Prison Playbook, Persona).


Extracurricular

  • PREMIERE DATE: 04/29/2020
  • MAIN CAST: Kim Dong-hee, Jung Da-bin, Park Joo-hyun

Extracurricular tells the stories of high school students who gets involve in a crime and the consequences they have to face in the aftermath.

Boasting of fresh and young actors to play the lead roles, Extracurricular tapped the services of veteran director Kim Jin Min whose works include Lawless Lawyer, The Time Between Dog and Wolf and Marriage Contract. Teaming up with budding writer Jin Han Sae, who took over the script writing duties, the two created an unconventional and exciting youth-centric drama.


Rugal

  • PREMIERE DATE: Korea/APAC/All English Speaking Countries/Latin America – 03/28/2020
  • Japan/Rest of the World – 05/24/2020
  • MAIN CAST: Choi Jin-hyuk, Park Sung-woong

Once a promising police detective, Kang Gi-beom (Choi Jin Hyuk) plummets to rock bottom. Framed to the murder of his own wife, he suffered unimaginable pain witnessing the death of his wife in the hands imof terrorist group ARGOS.

Just when he thinks he has lost everything, he is
approached by Choi Geun-cheol, the chief executive director of RUGAL, a special organization dedicated to the sole purpose of eradicating ARGOS.

Agreeing to a risky artificial eye transplant operation, Gi-beom is born again as a human weapon and joins Rugal. With a goal to exact revenge on Argos, he is ready to risk everything for what they have done to him.


It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

  • PREMIERE DATE: June/2020
  • MAIN CAST: Kim Soo-hyun, Seo Ye-ji

Slated for June broadcast, the series revolves around the story between a psychiatric ward social worker and popular children’s book writer whose hearts will be mended through romance.

Portraying Moon Gang-tae is actor Kim Soo-hyun (My Love from the Star, Moon Embracing the Sun). His character is a caretaker working at a psychiatric ward who does not even bother to believe in love.

Carrying all the weight and pain in life, he devotes himself only to looking after his disabled older brother.

Go Moon-young, played by Seo Ye-ji (Save Me, Lawless Lawyer), is a children’s book writer who is clueless about love. She is popular among all age groups, yet very antisocial and indifferent to others.

It's Okay To Not Be Okay


Twogether

  • PREMIERE DATE: To be announced later / In Production
  • MAIN CAST: Lee Seung-gi, Jasper Liu

Billed as travel variety show, Twogether aims for two top Asian actors to meet and visit their fans in various countries. Becoming friends, planning a special trip and breaking the language barrier are key events to look forward to in this show.

Twogether


The School Nurse Files

  • PREMIERE DATE: To be announced later / In Production
  • MAIN CAST: Jung Yu-mi, Nam Joo-hyuk

A newly appointed high school nurse discovers secrets and mysteries with her supernatural abilities for chasing ghosts.

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Sweet Home

  • PREMIERE DATE: To be announced later / In Production
  • MAIN CAST: Song Kang, Lee Jin-wook, Lee Si-young

Adapted from a popular webtoon of the same name, Sweet Home takes a thrilling route based on the unique premise of a world where people turn into monsters that reflect their own individual desires.

After losing his family, reclusive high school student Cha Hyeon Su (Song Kang) moves into a new apartment where he faces bizarre and shocking circumstances.

At Green Home, the new apartment complex he moved in, he realizes the residents, including himself, are trapped and surrounded by monsters in various forms of distorted human desires, which are about to

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Itaewon Class

  • PREMIERE DATE: Korea/APAC/All English Speaking Countries/Latin America – Now Streaming
  • Japan/Rest of the World – 03/28/2020
  • MAIN CAST: Park Seo-jun, Kim Da-mi

Park Saeroyi bends to no one. He is determined to live his life, getting everything he set his eyes on. Jo Yi-seo is a sociopath with an IQ of 162. Her goal in life is already crystal clear until she meets her complete opposite Saeroyi.

A group of youths, held together by their mutual stubbornness and bravado, start a “cool” revolt against an irrational world. Their story unfolds in Itaewon, a small neighborhood centered around a single street that seems to be a compact version of the entire world.

 


Hyena

  • PREMIERE DATE: Korea/APAC/Japan/All English Speaking Countries/Latin America – Now Streaming
  • Rest of the World – 04/18/2020
  • MAIN CAST: Ju Ji Hoon and Kim Hye-soo

HYENA takes the story of the grueling world of lawyers representing the elite class of South Korea.

Jung Geum-ja (Kim Hye Soo) is like a weed. A twisted thing in this garden of lawyers. She will use every last sexy trick in the book to make money, no matter how evil the means can be.

Yoon Hee-jae (Ju Ji Hoon) was born into the elites. He’s a world-class lawyer with an ego to match. He is an orchid in full bloom. These two could not be more different, but they transform into hyenas at the service of their upper-class clients.


Hi Bye, Mama!

  • PREMIERE DATE: Korea/APAC/All English Speaking Countries/Latin America – Now Streaming
  • Rest of the World – 04/19/2020
  • MAIN CAST: Kim Tae-hee, Lee Kyu-hyung

Cha Yu-ri has been a ghost since she died five years ago. She left behind her husband Cho Gang-hwa and their child. To become a human again, Cha Yu-ri carries out a reincarnation
project for 49 days.

Cho Gang-hwa works as a chest surgeon. He got remarried after his wife passed away. Now his ex-wife Cha Yu-ri reappears in front of him, and he’s shocked and clueless.


Hospital Playlist

  • PREMIERE DATE: Korea/APAC/All English Speaking Countries/Latin America – Now Streaming
  • Japan/Rest of the World – 06/04/2020
  • MAIN CAST: Cho Jung-seok, Yoo Yeon-seok, Jung Kyung-ho, Kim Dae-Myeung, Jeon Mi Do

Hospital Playlist explores the chemistry between five friends who have stayed close to each other since they attended medical school together 20 years ago. They can practically read
each other’s mind just by looking into their eyes.

At their 40’s life begins for each of them. With careers as doctors, the pragmatic lives of people living, dying and just passing by in the hospital will be narrated in their different perspectives.

Playing the de-facto spiritual leader of the quintet is Song Hwa (Jeon Mi Do). Aiming to amuse with his reclusive loner tag is Seok Hyeong (Kim Dae Myung). Darling of the crowd Ik Jun (Jo Jung Seok) has high level of IQ and EQ.

Jung Kyung Ho portrays Jun Wan, an outstanding surgeon yet miserable person. Lastly, Yoo Yeon Seok suits up as Jeong Won, an earnest and caring doctor at work, but a high strung persona in private.


Kingdom S2

After the outbreak of a mysterious plague turns Joseon into chaos, the Cho family’s evil plot to take over the kingdom grows even stronger.

In a desperate attempt to save the people from the attacks, the crown prince engages in a blood battle to fight the living and stop the dead.


My Holo Love

  • PREMIERE DATE: Now Streaming
  • MAIN CAST: Yoon Hyun-min, Ko Sung-hee

Holo is a state-of-the-art holographic AI, seen through special eye glasses. He is the perfect companion – intelligent, kind, and fully customizable. He also has the same appearance as his genius but prickly creator, Nando.

While trying to avoid being captured by the wrong hands, Holo slips the glasses to So-yeon, a kind but aloof career woman. Follow So-yeon as she gets to know the ‘perfect’ Holo and the prickly Nando.


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