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Netflix reveals original Korean series lineup including 'Hellbound,' 'Juvenile Justice'

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Actress Han So-hee in a scene from the series, 'My Name
Actress Han So-hee in a scene from the series, 'My Name" / Courtesy of Netflix

By Kwak Yeon-soo

Netflix shared its grand plans for the future at the "Tudum: Korea Spotlight" event, releasing a slew of trailers and clips for upcoming original Korean shows, including the much-anticipated "Hellbound" and "Juvenile Justice."

The streaming service's first-ever Tudum event for global fans introduced 10 pieces of exclusive Korean content. Actors Song Kang, who starred in Netflix's "Love Alarm" and "Sweet Home," and Jung Hae-in from the military series "D.P." also appeared during the show to share their special experiences in collaborating with Netflix.

Hinting that he will star in a new Netflix project, Song said, "I like to play diverse roles but I'm interested in portraying nerdy characters."

"Paik's Spirit," a Korean food show starring popular chef and eatery franchise owner, Paik Jong-won, will drop Oct. 1. The noir series "My Name," about Yoon Ji-woo (Han So-hee) who joins a drug gang and infiltrates the police undercover to avenge her father's death, will be unveiled Oct. 15.

Han earned critical and commercial success through her roles in "The World of the Married" (2020) and "Nevertheless" (2021).

From left, actors Yoo Ah-in, Park Jeong-min, Kim Hyun-joo, Won Jin-a and Yang Ik-june from the series, 'Hellbound' / Courtesy of Netflix
From left, actors Yoo Ah-in, Park Jeong-min, Kim Hyun-joo, Won Jin-a and Yang Ik-june from the series, 'Hellbound' / Courtesy of Netflix

"Hellbound," a series directed by Yeon Sang-ho, known for zombie blockbusters, "Train to Busan" and "Peninsula," will be released Nov. 19.

The horror series, which was invited to the "On Screen" section of this year's Busan International Film Festival, depicts a period of social chaos when supernatural beings suddenly appear and condemn individuals to hell, while a religious group propagates the idea of divine justice.

Variety show "New World," which centers on six celebrities completing missions in a utopian setting, will premiere Nov. 20. Participants are singer-actor Lee Seung-gi, rapper-actor Eun Ji-won, Kim Hee-chul of K-pop boy band Super Junior, Kai of EXO, comedian Park Na-rae and actress Cho Bo-ah.

"It felt like shooting a sitcom. It was a series of surprising and fun situations," Kai said.

Actress Kim Hye-soo in a scene from the series, 'Juvenile Justice' / Courtesy of Netflix
Actress Kim Hye-soo in a scene from the series, 'Juvenile Justice' / Courtesy of Netflix

In December, the sci-fi thriller series, "The Silent Sea," fronted by actors Gong Yoo and Bae Doo-na, as well as reality shows "The Hungry and The Hairy" and "Single's Inferno" will be unveiled.

At the beginning of next year, the legal drama, "Juvenile Justice," and zombie horror series "All of Us are Dead," will be unveiled.

In "Juvenile Justice," actress Kim Hye-soo, well-known for her performances in "Signal" and "Hyena," will play the role of a judge trying underage offenders. Kim Moo-yeol, Lee Sung-min and Lee Jung-eun will also appear in the series.

"All of Us Are Dead" centers on high school students who are trapped in a school during a zombie apocalypse. The romance drama "Love and Leashes," starring Seohyun of Girls' Generation, will be released in February 2022.



Kwak Yeon-soo yeons.kwak@koreatimes.co.kr


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