DramaFever announced on Thursday that its original series My Secret Romance will premiere simultaneously in the U.S. and South Korea on April 17.
New episodes are set to stream 9 a.m. ET on Mondays and Tuesdays on DramaFever and at 9 p.m. Mondays and Fridays on South Korean cable channel OCN.
This 12-episode series stars actor Sung Hoon (Oh My Venus, Noble, My Love) opposite Song Ji Eun, a member of the popular K-pop girl band Secret, as a young couple who engage in a brief but passionate affair. They reunite three years later, embarking on a roller-coaster ride of a relationship.
"Television production in Korea is consistently raising the bar and delivering stories that transcend country and language barriers," said Suk Park, president and co-founder of DramaFever. "We look forward to bringing our insight and expertise regarding both Korean drama formats and the U.S. television market to this fast-growing genre to create significant and memorable content."
Shot this past winter on South Korea's Jeju Island and in Seoul, it is a co-production with Godin Media, and the first series for which DramaFever Original Productions is credited as exclusive global distributor.
This is the first time that DramaFever will be streaming episodes in the Americas simultaneously with their overseas telecasts. According to a recent study from the South Korean government's Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), DramaFever accounts for three times as many U.S. Korean drama viewers than its closest competitor.
Founded in 2009, DramaFever curates series and films from 70 major broadcasters and studios from Asia, Europe and the Americas. A wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Bros., DramaFever syndicates a portion of its library to Hulu, Netflix, Amazon and iTunes.