Netflix to play Hymn of Death to global audience
James R | On 24, Nov 2018
Netflix has snapped up the rights to Korean series Hymn of Death.
The tragic love story follows Korea’s first soprano and her genius playwright boyfriend. Adored by a wide audience, the story has been recreated in various formats including films, plays, and musicals throughout the years.
Now, it’s being brought to life again in three-part K-drama and, thanks to Netflix, it will play out on a world stage. Lee Jong-suk (While You Were Sleeping and W) will play Kim Woo-jin, a writer in a falling country, while Shin Hye-sun (Still 17 and My Golden Life) will play talented musician Yun Sim-deok. Behind the camera are director Park Soo-jin (The Doctors and Dr. Romantic) and writer Cho Soo-jin.
Hymn of Death will be available on Netflix in Korea one hour after broadcast on 27th November, 3rd December and 4th December. All three parts will then be available across Asia and English-speaking territories on 14th December, before landing on all other territories on 28th December.