Online streaming service provider, Netflix revealed on January 5 that they will be airing a new original Korean Drama titled, 'Love Alarm.'
For people who love binge-watching, there's some good news for you. Airing in 2018, Netflix will be streaming the content exclusively through their platform, to a total of 190 countries including Korea, releasing all episodes at once.
Based on the popularly acclaimed webtoon series of the same name created by Chon Kye-Young, the live action drama tells the story of a love-finding app that was developed to alert users if a person within range is emotionally attracted to them. Allowing users to interactively express themselves in a truthful manner, stirring up a societal frenzy.
Webtoon artist Chon stated, "Netflix is the perfect platform for 'Love Alarm' to be presented on from a global point of view." Also, "I am very happy and look forward to the reactions of over 86 million Netflix users all across the world."
Consisting a total of 12 episodes, the drama will be produced by Lee Jae Moon from Hidden Sequence, creator of office drama 'Misaeng' ('An Incomplete Life') and police drama 'Signal'.
Producer Lee mentioned, "On the surface, it sounds like a typical romance drama, however, it takes place in a much deeper complex world. We will be sure to accurately portray the ever-changing emotional details with new visuals originally cast in Ms. Chon's work."
Erik Barmack, Netflix's International Series VP stated, "I am very happy to work together with creators and staff to bring 'Love Alarm' to viewers... We look forward to spreading Korean culture worldwide on behalf of Netflix, a global network, collaborating with an original webtoon production."