Netflix rushes to hospital with ‘Life’

movie & TV August 07, 2018 09:05

By The Nation

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Netflix has licensed “Life”, the new South Korean original drama written by Lee Su-yeon and directed by Hong Jong-chan and Lim Hyun-ook.

 The first four episodes will be shown on August 4 in APAC markets excluding Japan and English-speaking regions excluding the US, and Episodes 5 and 6 will stream the same days as the Korean broadcast, on August 6 and 7 at 11.30pm, followed by a regular weekly schedule. 

All other territories excluding the US and Japan will see two episodes weekly, every Monday at 11.30pm, while all episodes will be available in the US on September 12.

“Life” is a new medical drama from Lee Su-yeon, writer of “Stranger”, which was popular among Netflix viewers in Thailand last year. 

The series won the Grand Prize in TV at the Baeksang Arts Awards in South Korea. Director Hong Jong-chan previously helmed “Dear My Friends”. 

The drama series is about people in a hospital who want to protect and save and also those who want to defend what they believe is right. 

Sometimes, like an inner body reaction, the characters in “Life” collide aggressively as the story progresses.

The K-drama features Lee Dong-wook, well known for his lead part in “Goblin”(“Guardian: The Lonely and Great God”) as Ye Jin-woo, one of the doctors in the hospital. 

Jo Seung-woo, who was the lead in a mystery story in “Stranger”, plays Koo Seung-hyo, the new CEO of the hospital.