Netflix To Stream 3-Part Korean Tragedy ‘Hymn Of Death’
Streaming media giant Netflix knows well how to keep its global audience entertained! In a bid to expand its reach further, the streamer has added yet another interesting title to its catalog. Netflix has announced that it has picked up 3-part Korean tragedy Hymn of Death. The series will start streaming on the platform from December onwards.
Hymn of Death revolves around Korea’s first soprano Yun Sim-deok and her erudite boyfriend Kim Woo-jin who was a well-known playwright by profession. It will not be the first time when the tragic love story has been picked up for an adaptation. In the past, it has been recreated in various formats including films, plays, and musicals with the Kim Ho-sun-directed 1991 film Death Song considered the best of all.
Talking about the cast of the digital series, actor Lee Jong-suk, whose credits includes School 2013 (2012), I Can Hear Your Voice (2013), Doctor Stranger (2014), Pinocchio (2014), W (2016), and While You Were Sleeping (2017), has been roped in to play the role of playwright Kim Woo-jin, while Shin Hye-sun, known for playing the female lead in My Golden Life (2017), has joined the cast to play the role of soprano Yun Sim-deok.
Hymn of Death, which will be set against the backdrop of 1920s Korea under Japanese occupation, will be helmed by renowned South Korean filmmaker Park Soo-jin from a script written by Cho Soo-jin. The series will be available in Korea one hour after telecast on November 27, December 3 and December 4. Asian viewers and the audience in English speaking countries will be able to watch the series on December 14 and all other territories including Europe on December 28.
Besides Hymn of Death, Netflix is also gearing up to stream Korean period zombie thriller Kingdom in January 2019. Interestingly, the second season of the series has been given a green signal even before the premiere of the first season.