Netflix nabs A Korean Odyssey for global streaming
James R | On 30, Nov 2017
Netflix has nabbed the global rights to A Korean Odyssey.
The new TV series from Studio Dragon (Goblin and Signal) is directed by Park Hong-Kyun of The Greatest Love and written by the Hong sisters(Hong Mi-Ran, Hong Jung-Eun), the writers of Master’s Sun.
Inspired by the classic novel, Journey to the West (Xi You Ji), it features Lee Seung-Gi as the powerful Son Oh-Gong, Cha Seung-Won as Woo Hwi-Chul the portrayal of Bull Demon King in the original story, and Oh Yeon-Seo as Jin Sun-Mi who plays an important role of Xuanzang.
With A Korean Odyssey, Netflix will also bring Prison Playbook and Argon onto its service, as part of a multi-title partnership between Netflix and CJ E&M. Prison Playbook is a comedic drama about a famous baseball player who suddenly ends up in jail, and Argon is about journalists who fight for the truth in the world of fake news.
“We are thrilled to work with Studio Dragon to bring A Korean Odyssey to our global members,” says Rob Roy, Vice President of Content Acquisition at Netflix. “Netflix is committed to bringing great Korean stories to audiences around the world.”
“We are excited to bring new dramas that Studio Dragon and CJ E&M produced to various countries around the world,” adds Seo Jang-Ho, General Manager of CJ E&M. “We hope Korean content become acknowledged not only at home, but globally as well.”
A Korean Odyssey will be available on Netflix from late December of this year.