Warner Bros. to broadcast “My Secret Romance” abroad via Dramafever
OCN’s upcoming drama My Secret Romance will be broadcast simultaneously in South Korea and abroad via Dramafever, a video streaming site acquired by Warner Bros. in 2016. It will become available for overseas Korean drama fans in 120 countries starting April 17.
My Secret Romance is co-produced by OCN and Dramafever. It is the first OCN drama to air every Mondays and Tuesdays. In addition, it is also the first romance-themed drama to air on the Korean cable network popular for its thriller and crime dramas such as Voice, 38 Task Force, and Bad Guys.
Warner Bros., the second largest investor in the drama, has never invested in a Korean drama before. This development came amid the aggressive move of another US-based entertainment company Netflix to produce its original Korean television series. While Warner Bros. seems to be just starting in its interest in Korean dramas, Netflix had already approved the production of its originals like Love Alarm and Kingdom, which will premiere next year in over 190 countries. Netflix also recently announced that it will air upcoming drama Man to Man simultaneously with another cable channel JTBC.
My Secret Romance will air on Mondays and Tuesdays at 9 pm in South Korea. Its 40-minute episodes are set to stream on the same days at 9 am E.T. on Dramafever with English, Spanish, and Portuguese subtitles. In Japan, meanwhile, it will be available on television.
The drama revolves on two people who meet as strangers and end up having a one night stand. It marks the first lead role in a drama of girl group Secret’s Song Ji-eun. She plays the role Lee Yoo-mi, a nutritionist and single young woman with a bright personality. One day she meets Cha Jin-wook, played by Sung Hoon (Oh My Venus), the mean and cold-hearted director of the company where she works in. They disappear from each other’s life after the one-night encounter as if nothing happened. However, when they meet again three years later, a romantic connection between them starts to develop.