Netflix to Launch Korean Drama

Furthering its international outreach, Netflix Nov. 22 announced that it will be launching “Hymn of Death,” a tragic love story K-drama.

“Hymn of Death” is a three-part series that tells a story about Korea’s first soprano Yun Sim-deok and her genius playwright boyfriend Kim Woo-jin. The tragic love story has been recreated in various formats including films, plays, and musicals throughout the years.

Lee Jong-suk (While You Were Sleeping and W) will show the life of a writer amidst a falling country as Kim Woo-jin, while Shin Hye-sun (“Still 17” and “My Golden Life”) will play the role of the soprano Yun Sim-deok. “Hymn of Death” will be directed by Park Soo-jin (The Doctors and Dr. Romantic) and written by Cho Soo-jin.

“Hymn of Death” will be available in Korea one hour after broadcast on Nov. 27, Dec. 3 and Dec. 4. The series will be available in Asia and English speaking territories on Dec. 14 and all other territories, including Europe, on Dec. 28.

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