Netflix announces release date for Korean adaptation of Little Women

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2 Aug 2022, 08:57

Korean adaptation of Little Women

Credit: tvN and Netflix

A Korean adaptation of Little Women is coming to Netflix and is set to premiere next month.

The series, created by South Korean cable network tvN, will star Kim Go-eun (Yumi’s Cells), Nam Ji-hyun (100 Days My Prince) and All Of Us Are Dead star Park Ji-hu and a release date and poster for the adaptation have just been released.

Sharing the poster on their official Instagram, tvN wrote in the caption: “From the lowest and darkest, to the highest and brightest.”

Little Women will follow three sisters, In-ju, In-kyeong and In-hye who are living in poverty and struggling to get by. Squid Game’s Wi Ha-joon will also appear as Choi Do=il, a student from a reputable university who makes a connection with the eldest sister In-ju.

The drama will air at 9:10pm KST every Saturday and Sunday night on tvN from 3 September and will also be available on Netflix in selected regions.

Director Kim Hee-won, whose previous work includes 2021’s blockbuster revenge-thriller Vincenzo, as well as popular K-drama The Crowned Clown and Money Flower, will be at the help of the series along with screenwriter Jeong Seo-Kyung.

Jeong previously wrote for the drama series Mother and is known for her work on popular South Korean films like The Handmaiden and Thirst.

This comes as part of Netflix’s push for more Korean content on the site following the success of their hit series Squid Game.

Most recently, the streaming giant has collaborated with gaming company Immersive Gamebox to launch a real-life Squid Game experience in the UK that will allow two to six players to compete in a series of challenges featured in the original show.

Don’t worry- there won’t be any fatal consequences to losing the game, but the winners will go on to bag virtual prize money.

For more information about the locations of the Squid Game experience as well as ticket prices, see our article here.