Netflix announces first Korean original series based on popular web comic

Netflix announced its first Korean original series “Love Alarm”, based on the webtoon by Kye Young Chon, one of Korea’s most popular comic authors. The series will premiere exclusively on Netflix in 2018 to members in over 190 countries.

This 12-episode series will be produced by Jaemoon Lee from the newly-formed production company, Hidden Sequence.

The story revolves around an unknown developer releasing an app that will tell the users if someone within 10 meters has romantic feelings for them. In a press release, Netflix said “Love Alarm” already has a big fanbase and it is one of the most popular webtoon series in Korea.

“It is an honor 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. 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,” said Erik Barmack, VP of International Originals, Netflix.