Netflix to simulcast Korean series Man to Man
James R | On 08, Apr 2017
Netflix will simulcast new Korean series Man to Man this month, following a major agreement with South Korean broadcaster JTBC.
The show will premiere on Netflix on 21st April, at the same time as it airs in its home country and will be available to stream on the subscription service in multiple countries around the world. This is Netflix’s first simulcast of a Korean drama in over 20 languages – except for Korea and the US, Man x Man will stream globally on Netflix the same time as it premieres on JTBC. In Korea, the series will be live on Netflix an hour after airing on JTBC; and in the US, Man x Man will be released in two parts, each part comprising eight episodes each.
Man x Man stars Park Hae-jin (known for roles in acclaimed works including My Love from the Star, Bad Guys, and Cheese in the Trap) as Kim Seol Woo, who becomes a ghost bodyguard for a top hallyu star, the secret “men” who surround him, and their mysterious exploits. The series is directed by producer Chang-min Lee, who worked on popular K-drama series Giant, Bride of the Sun, Birth of a Beauty, and Remember: War of the Son. The latter was written by Kim Won-seok, who was also recognized for co-writing Descendants of the Sun, one of the most successful K-drama series in 2016.
For more on what’s coming soon to Netflix UK in April, click here.