Agency sells 1st web drama
The new web drama “Love Cell” has sold its copyrights to U.S.-based streaming website DramaFever, according to its producer, Sidus HQ.
According to the agency, DramaFever is one of the largest series-streaming websites in North America.
Its monthly subscribers number about 22 million.
“Through this deal, we’ve realized that not only Korean dramas but web dramas have potential,” the production company said in a press release.
Unlike TV dramas, web dramas refer to short series with a running time of five to 20 minutes for each episode. They are usually streamed on web portals or on video-sharing sites.
With the increasing smartphone population, web dramas have caught on among young people. Sidus HQ, which produces classic TV dramas, tried its hand at web dramas for the first time with “Love Cell.”
The drama is an adaptation of a romance webtoon, or an online cartoon series, of the same title.
Famous actors and actresses such as Kim Yu-jeong of “Secret Door” (2014), Jang Hyuk of “Fated to Love You” (2014) and Kim Woo-bin of “The Heirs” (2013) will all appear in the 15-epsiode Internet drama. Ji-hyun, a member of girl group 4Minute, is also in the web series.
“Love Cell” is currently airing on Naver TV Cast and each episode is uploaded at midnight every day.
By Sung So-young