K-drama lovers would be ditching any plans on 21 April upon hearing this.
As Netflix‘s first simulcast of a Korean drama in over 20 languages to millions of subscribers across the world, MAN x MAN is also a Netflix original series.
Netflix has signed an exclusive international licensing agreement with JTBC, a South Korean nationwide general cable TV and broadcasting company to air Man x Man. The network’s new Friday/Saturday TV series will make its debut on 21 April 2017.
This new series is directed by producer Chang-min Lee, who worked on popular K-drama series like Giant, Bride of the Sun, Birth of a Beauty, and Remember: War of the Son. The latter was written by Kim Won-seok, who was also recognized for co-writing Descendants of the Sun, one of the most successful K-drama series in 2016.
Man x Man stars Park Hae-jin who has been known for roles in acclaimed works including My Love from the Star, Bad Guys, and Cheese in the Trap. The drama tells the story of Kim Seol Woo (played by Park Hae Jin), who becomes a ghost bodyguard for a top hallyu star, the secret “men” who surround him, and their mysterious exploits.
Man x Man will premiere exclusively on Netflix from 21 April, the same time as it premieres on JTBC, except in Korea and the US. The series will be live on Netflix an hour after airing on JTBC, while in the US, Man x Man will be shown in two parts. Each part comprises of eight episodes.
Over 93 million subscribers across 190 countries can now witness the defining moment of how Netflix is able to bring a show from Korea to this many people in over 20 languages.
Netflix is certainly on its way to being the future for TV.