Netflix’s ‘Sweet Home’ drops initial promos, confirms release date

Netflix original series Sweet Home has unveiled its eerie promotional visuals featuring lead stars Song Kang, Lee Jin-wook, Lee Si-young, and Lee Do-hyun.

Sweet Home is based on a webtoon of the same name created by Kim Kan-bi and Hwang Young-chan. It tells the story Cha Hyun-soo (Song Kang, Love Alarm), a high schooler who moves to a new place following the passing of his family in an accident. However, what he thinks is a peaceful start of a new, solitary life turns nightmarish when he finds his apartment complex riddled with unexplained events. As his neighbors suddenly become unsightly beings, Hyun-soo and the other survivors will learn to fight back to survive.

Introduced through the freshly released character stills are the residents of Green Home, an unassuming residential building that hides a dangerous secret that turns its residents into monsters overnight. Joining the reclusive Hyun-soo are Pyeon Sang-wook (Lee Jin-wook, Voice 3), a secretive former detective who people often mistake as a gangster due to his appearance; Seo Yi-kyeong (Lee Si-young, SF8: Blink), a former firefighter from a special forces unit who will use her combat skills and unbeatable sense of judgement in confronting the monsters; and Lee Eun-hyuk (Lee Do-hyun, 18 Again), a cool-headed person dubbed as the “brain” of Green Home who will help people through the disaster.

Song Kang, Lee Jin-wook, Lee Si-young, and Lee Do-hyun in Sweet Home

The giant streaming platform also released Sweet Home‘s first teaser, giving the viewers a closer look at Green Home. Maintaining the show’s nail-biting and terrifying theme, the clip opens to the perspective of what seems to be a creature walking in hurried steps around the poorly-lit and seemingly rundown complex. As the scene progresses and the sound of a monster looming gets louder, a cryptic message appears: “Run away. From the monster inside you.” The video then concludes with Hyun-soo attacking the unidentified being, yet in the end, becoming drenched with blood, with his eyes pitch black, as if he has turned into a monster himself.

Sweet Home boasts of a powerhouse production with Descendants of the Sun (2016), Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016–2017), and Mr. Sunshine (2018) director Lee Eung-bok at its helm, Hong So-ri, Kim Hyung-min, and Park So-jung penning the script, and some of the best special effects and creative teams in Hollywood and Korea working on its development. It is slated to stream worldwide via Netflix on December 18.

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