Netflix to produce Love Alarm as first Korean drama

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Netflix has unveiled its first Korean original series, Love Alarm, based on the webtoon by Kye Young Chon, one of Korea’s most popular comic authors.

This 12-episode series will be produced by Jaemoon Lee of newly-formed production company, Hidden Sequence. Formerly with CJ E&M, Lee has been involved in several award-winning Korean drama series including Signal and An Incomplete Life, both of which have a loyal following among K-drama fans around the world.

Kye Young Chon’s Love Alarm revolves around an unknown developer releasing an app that tells the user if someone within 10 metres has romantic feelings for them, which greatly disrupts society.

“We want Love Alarm, the TV series, to exhibit the liveliness and expression of emotions, with visual treatments that will reflect Ms Chon’s vision when she created the story,” said Lee.

“It is an honour for Netflix to collaborate with a great storyteller like Ms Chon and a visionary producer like Mr Lee for our very first Korean original production,” said Erik Barmack, Netflix’s VP of International Originals.

“Working together, we look forward to transforming this wildly imaginative story into a top-quality drama series for over 86 million Netflix members around the world.”

Love Alarm will premiere exclusively on Netflix in 2018 to its members in over 190 countries.