KOREA’S HOTTEST NEW SERIES ‘GOBLIN’ TO PREMIERE ON OH!K
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
- Korean superstar Gong Yoo (‘Train to Busan’) and Lee Dong Wook take center stage in fantasy drama written and directed by the team behind ‘Descendants of the Sun’ -
HONG KONG (November 16, 2016) – Turner Asia Pacific has confirmed the acquisition of upcoming fantasy-drama series Goblin for its Korean entertainment channel Oh!K. Debuting on December 3, within 24 hours of its premiere in Korea, the series stars Gong Yoo, one of the most popular Korean actors who recently starred in the runaway big-screen success Train to Busan. Now, in his first small-screen role in four years, Gong Yoo plays a goblin looking for a human bride to end his immortality.
Lee Dong Wook (Hotel King) also joins the star-studded cast, as a grim reaper with amnesia. The goblin’s love interest is portrayed by Kim Go Eun, who recently won the Best New TV Actress gong at the Paeksang Arts Awards. The series is written by Kim Eun Sook, responsible for the hugely successful series The Heirs and Descendants of the Sun, and is directed by Lee Eung Bok who also directed the latter series.
Marianne Lee, Turner’s VP of General Entertainment Content, said: “Throughout 2016, Oh!K has gone from strength to strength – becoming home to the very best in Korean entertainment. Series such as W-Two Worlds, Shopaholic Louis and the ever-popular variety show Infinite Challenge have recently been real rating-winners for the channel.”
“Now with the acquisition of Goblin, Oh!K has secured one of the highest-profile dramas of the year. It has an eye-catching cast with a hugely-talented production crew, and Korean drama fans are in for a real treat,” she added. It will air on Saturdays and Sundays on the channel at 7pm from December 3.
Turner acquired all rights for the series from the production house Studio Dragon in seven markets: Hong Kong, Macau, Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore.
In addition to Goblin, Turner also holds full syndication and broadcast rights for the drama Saimdang, across all platforms in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei, which will debut early next year.
More about Goblin (16x60’):
Starring Gong Yoo, Lee Dong Wook, Kim Go Eun and Yoo In-na, Goblin tells the unusual story of two accidental roommates: a handsome 100-year-old goblin and a forgetful grim reaper, who helps the dead pass through to the next world. The goblin (Gong Yoo) is sick of the immortal life, and wants to end it by falling in love with a human mortal. Meanwhile, Euntak (Kim Go Eun), who can see the dead, falls in love with the goblin but has to avoid the naïve reaper (Lee Dong Wook) in order to cheat death.
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Oh!K offers viewers the ultimate Korean entertainment, including premium drama series as well as variety and music programming. A brand powered by major studios and content creators including MBC, one of Korea’s leading broadcasters and content providers, Oh!K is for everyone who loves drama – packaging iconic and award-winning hit series from an unrivalled catalogue of content. The channel is available in Southeast Asia and provides local audiences access to first-runs and exclusives, many soon after their transmission debut in Korea. Oh!K is brand created and distributed by Turner, a Time Warner company. Visit OhK-tv.com for the full schedule and Facebook.com/OhKTVAsia.
About Turner Asia Pacific
Turner Asia Pacific creates and distributes award-winning brands throughout the region, running 61 channels in 14 languages in 40 countries. These include CNN International, CNNj, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, POGO, Toonami, World Heritage Channel, Warner TV, Oh!K, TCM Turner Classic Movies, truTV, MondoTV, TABI Channel, and HBO, HBO HD and WB in South Asia. Turner manages the business of Pay- and Free-TV-channels, as well as Internet-based services, and oversees commercial partnerships with various third-party media ventures; it teams with Warner Bros. and HBO to leverage Time Warner’s global reach. Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. (“Turner Asia Pacific”) is a Time Warner company.