South Korea continues in its plan to dominate the entertainment world in the West. And not in a bad or dictatorial way, but in a good and positive way. Going from K-Pop with groups like BTS or the world of cinema with Parasite (2019), it is a fact that Korean productions are excellent. Because of this, Netflix plans to premiere the first season of Navillera next March of this year.
Created by the Studio Dragon company and based on the webtoon of the same name by authors Hun and Ji-min, Navillera will be Netflix’s next big bet on K-Drama. The series will be directed by Han Dong-Hwa (Miss Lee, Bad Guys: City of Evil) and the script will be written by Lee Eun Mi (Tunnel).
But what is Navillera about? Well, the series is about Shim Deok-chul (Park In-hwan) a 70-year-old retired mailman who decides to pursue his life-long dream of learning ballet, which does not please his family. At the dance academy, he meets Lee Chae-rok (Song Kang), a 23-year-old dancer who became interested in ballet after trying out different sports — his mother was a ballet dancer before she died of a disease when he was young. He is struggling financially and thinks of giving up ballet when he meets Deok-chul, which changes his mind.
The first season of Navillera will have 12 episodes and will premiere on March 22 of this year. The episodes will premiere every Monday and Tuesday and will last -approximately- 60 minutes per episode.