Netflix teams with Korea’s YG Entertainment on sitcom
Netflix is working with leading Korean talent agency YG Entertainment to produce sitcom YG Future Strategy Office (working title).
The eight-episode series will feature YG artists including Seungri (pictured) of K-pop group Big Bang, Lee Jae-jin of K-pop group Sechs Kies and writer and TV personality Yoo Byung-jae (SNL Korea).
The show, which will launch exclusively on Netflix this year, will also feature guest appearances by other K-pop groups including Black Pink, iKon and Winner. It will be directed by Park Joon-soo (The God Of Music) and written by Kim Min-seok, who took part in SNL Korea.
Seungri will star as the head of YG’s newly formed department, The Future Strategy Office, where many of YG’s troublemakers have been sent. The story will follow Seungri and his team of misfits as they work to regain their place in the company.
“We are ambitiously introducing the new show YG FSO and are looking forward to it being introduced in 190 countries around the world,” said Park Joon-soo. “We plan on introducing more quality entertainment content that many people can enjoy.”