Entertainment30 November 2017
November 30, Seoul, Korea – Netflix Inc., the world’s leading internet entertainment service, is bringing to its members globally A Korean Odyssey, a new TV series from director Park Hong-Kyun of The Greatest Love and by the Hong sisters(Hong Mi-Ran, Hong Jung-Eun), the writers of Master’s Sun. The series is being made by Studio Dragon, creators of Goblin and Signal.
“We are thrilled to work with Studio Dragon to bring A Korean Odyssey to our global members,” said Rob Roy, Vice President of Content Acquisition at Netflix. “Netflix is committed to bringing great Korean stories to audiences around the world.”
A Korean Odyssey is a series 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. 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 excited to bring new dramas that Studio Dragon and CJ E&M produced to various countries around the world,” said 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. A Korean Odyssey, Prison Playbook, Argon, and others are part of multi title partnership between Netflix and CJ E&M. Netflix currently has 109 million global members.
Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with over 109 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
About CJ E&M
CJ E&M is Asia’s leading content and media company headquartered in Seoul, Korea. With five main business units -broadcast, film, music, live entertainment and animation, CJ E&M provides its top notch original contents to various media platforms.
Always ahead of trends to follow, CJ E&M delivers its values to the audiences forging ahead with global expansion to be the leader of the content creation arena. CJ E&M has produced and distributed various popular contents, some of which include record-breaking hit drama Goblin: The Lonely and Great God(signed with over 100 countries), sought-after fiction drama The Legend of the Blue Sea(signed with over 100 countries) along with global formats such as hit reality show Grandpas Over Flowers(U.S. remake titled Better Late than Never(aired on NBC, 2016)), global co-development project with Endemol Shine Group The Society Game and more.