Netflix picks up Korean medical drama Life
James R | On 03, Aug 2018
Netflix is expanding its library of K-drama with the acquisition of new series Life.
The medical drama, which features Lee Dong-wook from the Korean hit series Goblin, Is written by Lee Su-yeon (Stranger) and directed by Hong Jong-chan and Lim Hyun-ook. The show, which won the Grand Prize in TV at the 54th Baeksang Arts Awards in Korea, tells a story about the people in a hospital who want to protect and save, and also those who want to defend for what what they believe is right.
As well as Lee Dong-wook, it stars Jo Seung-woo, who was the lead in in Stranger, as Koo Seung-hyo, the CEO of the hospital where everything takes place.
Netflix will premiere the first four episodes of Life in English speaking regions (excluding the USA) on Saturday 4th August, with Episodes 5 and 6 streaming on the same day as their Korean broadcast (6th and 7th August respectively), followed by a regular weekly schedule. All other territories (excluding the US and Japan) will premiere 2 episodes weekly on Mondays. The whole season will eventually be available on Netflix US from 12th September.