After the launch of CJ ENM’s major summer series "Doom At Your Service", Eccho Rights is betting on two new K Dramas from CJ ENM for its autumn slate: "High Class" and "Hometown".
"High Class" features Cho Yeo-jeong, star of Oscar-winning film "Parasite", as Song Yeo-wool, a successful lawyer falsely accused of murdering her husband. The accusation sees her ostracized by her peers, and starts to affect her son’s life at his prestigious elementary school. One of the other mothers from the school offers her support, and Yeo-wool’s fortunes look to be lifting, but all is not as it seems. The title premieres on tvN (South Korea) on 6th September.
"Hometown" is a mystery thriller, following a small town detective whose investigation into a missing child leads him towards finally solving the case of his murdered wife, with a terrorist cell seemingly behind both crimes. The series stars Han Ye-ri, who made her name in "Minari", the Golden Globe-winning film from 2020. The series premieres on tvN (South Korea) on 22nd September.
“These are two of the most high profile new series coming out of South Korea in 2021, and we are delighted to once more partner with CJ ENM on bringing K Drama to a global audience,” says Fredrik af Malmborg, Managing Director at Eccho Rights. “Following the critical and commercial breakthrough enjoyed by 'Parasite' in 2019, we are especially looking forward to seeing the international reaction to Cho Yeo-jeong’s next dramatic role.”
Sebastian Kim, Director of Content Sales at CJ ENM: "We are happy to work with Eccho Rights with two of our most recommended series for the last half of the year. As Eccho Rights has solid experience for their specialized distribution of local language content, we believe that Hometown and High Class will reach to a wider audience around the world."
Earlier this year Eccho Rights has added several top new titles from the Korean media house to its slate, including "L.U.C.A. The Beginning", "Times", and "Mouse" which was picked up for the International Panorama at this year’s Series Mania festival.