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Prime Video Secures Global Rights for K-Drama ‘The Kidnapping Day’ Starring Yoon Kye-sang and Park Sung-hoon

Korean Series 'The Kidnapping Day' Coming To Prime Video

Prime Video has made a noteworthy move in the world of K-dramas by obtaining the rights to “The Kidnapping Day” series starring Yoon Kye-sang and Park Sung-hoon. This enthralling 12-part black comedy thriller, produced by AStory in Korea, is set to captivate audiences around the globe, except for Korea and mainland China.

Viewers can look forward to weekly releases, with episodes airing on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting from September 13. While the series will be available on Prime Video for international audiences, Korean viewers can catch it on pay-TV network ENA.

Korean Thriller Comedy ‘The Kidnapping Day’ Unveils Intriguing Plot and Cast

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Based on a Korean novel, the series follows a father’s clumsy kidnapping attempt and a clever child solving murders. Yoon Kye-sang stars as the desperate father who kidnaps to pay for his daughter’s medical bills, while Park Sung-hoon plays the detective investigating the case. Newcomer Yoo Na portrays the child, and Kim Shin-rock is the kidnapper’s ex-wife suggesting the plan.

Prime Video Expands Korean Content Collection with ‘The Kidnapping Day’ Directed by Park Yu-young

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Director Park Yu-young, known for series like Model Family and Love Alarm Season 2, collaborates with writer Kim Je-young, acclaimed for projects such as Miss Wife and Insane. Prime Video’s Korean content collection expands with acquisitions like The Kidnapping Day, alongside titles like The Killing Vote and HeartBeat.

Media Partners Asia’s report highlights the importance of Korean content for global streaming services, with K-dramas comprising 40% of premium VOD viewership in Southeast Asia during the first half of the year.