Love Alarm to become Netflix’s first Korean original series
James R | On 05, Jan 2017
Almost a year ago, Netflix expanded its reach to pretty much every country in the world. Since then, the streaming giant has been expanding its content line-up to go with it, with a growing number of localised and international original productions. Now, Netflix is added its first Korean series to that number: Love Alarm.
The 12-episode series is based on the webtoon by Kye Young Chon, one of Korea’s most popular comic authors, known for her unique take on the romance genre. The series will be produced by Jaemoon Lee from newly-formed production company Hidden Sequence. Lee has several award-winning Korean drama series to his name, including Signal and An Incomplete Life, both of which have a passionate following among K-drama fans around the world.
Love Alarm already has its own fanbase and it is one of the most popular webtoon series in Korea. The story revolves around an unknown developer releasing an app that will tell the user if someone within 10 metres has romantic feelings for them, which greatly disrupts society.
“We want Love Alarm, the TV series, to exhibit the liveliness and expression of emotions, with visual treatments that will reflect Ms Chon’s vision when she created the story,” says Jaemoon Lee, Hidden Sequence.
“It is an honor for Netflix to collaborate with a great storyteller like Ms Chon and a visionary producer like Mr. Lee for our very first Korean original production. Working together, we look forward to transforming this wildly imaginative story into a top-quality drama series for over 86 million Netflix members around the world,” adds Erik Barmack, VP of International Originals, Netflix.
Love Alarm will premiere worldwide exclusively on Netflix in 2018.