Love Alarm’s Netflix adaptation has finally been confirmed, raising mixed reactions from fans. The webtoon series will be the streaming giant’s first Korean drama, but people will have to wait for some time before its release.
Rumors have been circulating about Netflix’s Korean drama plans. This is primarily due to the genre’s growing fanbase worldwide.
Initial reports stated that Kingdom was supposed to be the online streaming platform’s first project. The show is written by Signal writer Kim Eun Hee and has been receiving positive feedback from the public.
Love Alarm as Netflix’s first K-drama
Instead, Dramabeans recently announced that Love Alarm webtoon will premiere first. The famous youth-oriented love story is by manhwa creator Chun Gye Young. He is behind hits such as Pretty Man, Unplugged Man, Audition, and The Girl in High Heels.
Love Alarm’s Netflix series will reportedly consist of 12 episodes. As with the usual original dramas produced by the streaming site, all the installments will be released at the same time.
Producer Lee Jae Moon of Misaeng and Signal will spearhead the project. Its targeted release in over 190 countries is reportedly scheduled for 2018.
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Love Alarm Netflix Plot details
Love Alarm is about a mobile app that notifies a user if someone within a ten-meter radius likes them. Its story revolves around a female protagonist caught in a love triangle between two boys who used to be good friends.
There are still no details about who will be part of the highly-anticipated project’s cast. Many fans are also curious about how the webtoon format will be adapted to a full-fledged feature series.
Will the K-drama adaptation be a hit?
Some are also wondering how effective Netflix will be with their first attempt at Korean dramas.
Those who follow the genre are familiar with how US producers tried to make western adaptations of hit Asian projects. However, the American versions of K-drama Boys Over Flowers and the movie My Sassy Girl got predominantly bad reviews. In fact, this is said to be one of the reasons why ABC’s plans to do a US spinoff of My Love From the Stars was cancelled last year.
As such, some people are worried that Netflix’s take on the popular webtoon will also fall short.
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