‘Goblin’ director to return with new Netflix series

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    SEOUL – Netflix Inc., the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, announced that it will team up with director Lee Eung-bok (“Mr. Sunshine,” “Goblin: The Lonely and Great God,” “Descendants of the Sun”) to produce a new original series “Sweet Home,” which will be available exclusively on Netflix.

    Adapted from a popular webtoon of the same name, “Sweet Home” is a suspenseful series based on the unique premise of a world in which people turn into monsters that reflect their own individual desires. After losing his family, reclusive high school student Cha Hyeon-su moves into a new apartment where he faces these bizarre and shocking circumstances.

    Netflix has also confirmed casting for the show. Hyeon-su is played by Song Kang, who gained recognition as a next-generation star for his performance as Sun-oh in the Netflix original series “Love Alarm.” Lee Jin-uk, whose explosive acting in the drama Voice proved his unique brilliance as a character actor, portrays the mysterious Pyeong Sang-uk. Lee Si-young, who is known for her intense acting in No Mercy, plays the tough-as-nails Seo Yi-gyeong, an original character created for the Netflix adaptation, which is expected to keep fans of the webtoon guessing.

    “Sweet Home” also features a colorful ensemble cast of newcomers and veteran actors, such as Lee Do-hyun (“Hotel del Luna”), Kim Nam-hee (“Mr. Sunshine”), Go Min-si (“Love Alarm”) Park Kyu-young (“Romance is a Bonus Book”), Go Youn-jung (“He Is Psychometric”), Kim Kap-soo (“Designated Survivor: 60 Days”) and Kim Sang-ho (“Kingdom”).

    Director Lee Eung-bok’s intense new series “Sweet Home” is produced by Studio Dragon, and written by Hong So-ri, Kim Hyung-min and Park So-jeong.