Lee Dong Wook to star in Netflix's medical K-drama 'Life'
This time the Grim Reaper Lee Dong Wook will be saving lives as he takes on the role of a doctor in Netflix's new K-drama.
Lee Dong Wook is returning to television in Netflix's upcoming series called 'Life'. The medical drama is written by Lee Su-Yeon and directed by Hong Jong-chan and Lim Hyun-ook. Wook who has been a fan favorite for his goody two-shoes character in 'Goblin' where he played the grim reaper, will be playing the character of Ye Jin-woo, one of the doctors in the hospital. Jo Seung-woo, who was the lead in the thriller 'Stranger', is also a part of the cast. He will portray the role of Koo Seung-Hyo, the CEO of the hospital which is where the story takes place.
The medical K-drama comes from Lee Su-Yeon, the writer of 'Stranger', the series which won the Grand Prize in TV at the 54th Baeksang Arts Awards in Korea, and director Hong Jong-chan, who directed 'Dear My Friends'. In a press statement, the streaming giant said, "The new medical drama series tell a story about the people in a hospital who want to protect and save, and also those who want to defend for what they believe is right. Sometimes like an inner body reaction, the characters in Life collide aggressively as the story progresses."
Netflix will premiere the first four episodes of 'Life' in APAC markets (excluding Japan) and English speaking regions (excluding U.S.) on August 4 at 12 a.m. PST. Episodes 5 and 6 will stream on the same day as the Korean broadcast on August 6 and 7 at 9:30 a.m PST followed by a regular weekly schedule. All other territories excluding the U.S. and Japan will premiere two episodes weekly every Monday at 9:30 a.m PST while all episodes will be available in the U.S. on September 12.
This news comes soon after Wook's shocking split from actor girlfriend Suzy, after four months of romance. On July 2, JYP Entertainment confirmed that the two actors had indeed called it quits. The agency said, "It’s true that [Suzy] has broken up with Lee Dong Wook. Because they both had busy schedules, it was difficult for them to meet, and they naturally ended up going their separate ways." Lee Dong Wook’s agency King Kong by Starship also echoed similar emotions. "It’s true that Lee Dong Wook and Suzy have broken up. They naturally grew apart as they became busier."