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Netflix has slated a release date of 2018 for its first original series from South Korea, a drama called Love Alarm based on the popular Kye Young Chon comic strip.

Love Alarm Kye Young Chon NetflixThe 12 episode K-drama drama will be produced for the US subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) giant by Jaemoon Lee from the new production company Hidden Sequence. Lee’s previous work includes popular police drama Signal and office drama An Incomplete Life (aka Misaeng).

Love Alarm is a leading webtoon series in Korea, which centres around an unknown developer who releases an app that will tell the user if someone within 10 meters has romantic feelings for them, and the subsequent disruption it inflicts on society.

“We want Love Alarm, the TV series, to exhibit the liveliness and expression of emotions, with visual treatments that will reflect Ms Chon’s vision when she created the story,” said Lee in a statement.

Erik Barmack, VP International Originals, Netflix added: “It is an honour 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”.

Chon has been one of Korea’s most popular graphic novelists since her debut in 1996. Her works include Unplugged Boy, Audition, Girl in Heels and Beautiful Man.

Love Alarm will premiere exclusively on Netflix to its members in 190 countries.

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