Netflix confirms production of new original drama ‘Suriname’

Streaming giant Netflix has confirmed that its new series Suriname has begun production!

Based on a true story, Suriname follows a civilian businessman who has no choice but to cooperate in a secret operation by the National Intelligence Service (NIS) to arrest a Korean drug king who operates in Suriname, a country in South America.

The drama will feature big stars such as Hwang Jung-min (Hush), Ha Jung-woo (H.I.T), Jo Woo-jin (Mr. Sunshine), Yoo Yeon-seok (Hospital Playlist), and Park Hae-soo (Prison Playbook).

Suriname is directed by Yoon Jong-bin (The Spy Gone North). The project marks his television series directing debut and his first ever work with Netflix. In an image released by Netflix, Director Yoon is photographed with Suriname‘s lead stars, who are each holding a script of the drama.

Netflix series Suriname main cast and director
From left to right (top): Yoo Yeon-seok, Jo Woo-jin, and Park Hae-soo; (bottom): Ha Jung-woo, Director Yoon Jong-bin, and Hwang Jung-min [Photo credit: Netflix Korea]

Ha Jung-woo plays Kang In-gu, who starts a business in Suriname to earn money but ends up getting caught in the drug business.

Hwang Jung-min transforms into Jeon Yo-hwan, the infamous drug king of Suriname who has the country in the palm of his hand. In order to catch Yo-hwan, In-gu teams up with Choi Chang-ho (played by Park Hae-soo), who is currently the head of NIS’s US branch.

Jo Woo-jin completes the main cast as Byeon Ki-tae, a Korean-Chinese man who handles all kinds of dirty jobs given to him by David Park (played by Yoo Yeon-seok), Yo-hwan’s right-hand man and the brain of the organization.

Suriname will reportedly continue filming until the end of the year.

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It was Princess Lulu who first introduced her to Korean dramas but it was Yoon Ji-hoo from Boys Over Flowers who enticed her to stay in K-dramaland. She writes news and features for Kdramapal, which combines two of her most favorite things in the world—writing and K-dramas (look who's living the dream). The name Luna literally translates to "moon" and nothing special; she just likes writing at night.

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