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Amazon to Stream [email protected] Live-Action S. Korean Show to Prime Members Globally

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Simultaneous stream in English, Japanese to debut in early 2017

The official website of The [email protected].KR, the South Korea-based live-action show based on The [email protected] franchise, revealed on Thursday that Amazon Prime Video will stream the series for Amazon Prime members globally. Amazon will stream the show simultaneously as it airs on South Korean television. Amazon stated that it will localize the series into several languages including Japanese and English, but the announcement didn't specify if the translation would be for subtitles or a dub. The announcement also revealed a new visual featuring the 10 actresses who passed the show's audition process and who will appear in the series.

The 10 actresses who passed the auditions are (clockwise from top left in above image):

  • Hur Young Joo
  • Lee Ye Eun
  • Lee Jee Won
  • Sori
  • Mint
  • Lee Su Ji
  • Kwon Ha Seo
  • Hanabeol
  • Chun Jane
  • Yukika Teramoto

The group of 10 actresses will release music under the group title Real Girls Project, and the group's first single is "Dream." The show's official YouTube channel began streaming a music video for the song on Thursday.

Amazon describes the series:

THE [email protected].KR, set in the world of Korean entertainment production, stars Korean idols of course, as well as other Japanese and Thai hopefuls. Like the original game, the drama follows a group of young women as they embark on a career in the entertainment industry, and depicts their sweat and tears, their hopes and dreams.

The [email protected].KR will follow the tone of previous works, and will once again center on a new group of idols' growth, performances, and mutual friendships. However, the story will be set in South Korea, and will follow the country's production and entertainment industry. The characters from the games will not appear in the show. Interactive Media Mix, Inc. is handling the planning and production of the series.

Sources: Anime! Anime! (Yuma), Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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