Black: Netflix snaps up South Korean series for simultaneous streaming
Staff Reporter | On 27, Oct 2017
Netflix has snapped up the rights to Black, a South Korean series.
The fantasy thriller is written by Choi Ran and directed by Kim Hong-sun, with a cast that includes Song Seung-heon, Go Ara, Lee El and Kim Dong-jun.
Produced by Studio Dragon, the company behind such shows as The Legend of the Blue Sea, Circle, and Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, the series is the story of a grim reaper who is erased from the world’s memories, after breaking the rules of heaven – by inhabiting a human body and falling in love with Kang Ha-ram, a mortal human woman.
Song Seung-heon stars as Han Moo-gang, a detective inhabited by “Black”, the grim reaper, while Go Ara plays Kang Ha-ram, a woman who can foresee death when she’s not wearing her sunglasses.
The series is currently airing on OCN in South Korea, with new episodes airing every Saturday. Now, Netflix has inked a deal to bring each episode to subscribers on Fridays, within a week of their initial broadcast.