Netflix nabs Crash Landing on You
James R | On 07, Nov 2019
Netflix has nabbed the rights to Crash Landing on You, a new Korean romantic comedy.
Starring two of the most popular Korean actors Hyun Bin (Memories of the Alhambra, Secret Garden) and Son Ye-jin (Something in the Rain, A Moment to Remember) as the main cast, the series tells the love story of an oddly-matched couple. Yoon Se-ri, played by Son Ye-jin, is a beautiful heiress and a leading fashion businesswoman in South Korea, and she meets North Korean military officer Lee Jung-hyeok, played by Hyun Bin, when she is swept up by a wind storm and accidentally crashes in North Korean territory while paragliding.
Jung-hyeok’s life has been nothing but great so far and he has a bright future ahead of him. His self-confidence, which stems from his elite and prestigious background, makes him a man of principle and no compromises. For Se-ri, her life in the South is even better, almost as good as that of a royal family. She has her family’s wealth and successful business of her own. But the unexpected accident happens, turning her life completely upside down. No one in North Korea obviously gets her.
Although Jung-hyeok and Se-ri find the situation equally absurd, they begin to have feelings for each other, with Jung-hyeok the only one to hide and protect Se-ri from authorities in the North. Crash Landing on You depicts how an endless cycle of luck, destiny and beautiful stories can begin from unlikely and unexpected misfortunes and bad luck.
Crash Landing on You is directed by Lee Jung-hyo (Romance is a Bonus Book, The Good Wife), and written by Park Ji-eun (My Love for the Star, Queen of Housewives).
The series will air on Netflix later this year.