Studio N (company)

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Studio N
Company typeSubsidiary
FoundedAugust 1, 2018; 5 years ago (2018-08-01) in South Korea
Key people
Kwon Mi-kyung (CEO)
ParentNaver Corporation

Studio N is a subsidiary of Webtoon Entertainment Inc. launched in August 2018 that produces drama films and television series based on stories from their Korean library of webtoons and web novels.[1][2][3][4] The subsidiary is headed by Kwon Mi-kyung, who was a former head of the film business division of CJ ENM.[1][5] Kwon describes the studio as a "IP bridge company that collaborates with existing film and drama production companies".[2]

Dramas include Hell Is Other People, broadcast on OCN; and Pegasus Market, broadcast on tvN.[6][7]


TV series[edit]

Title Webtoon author Premiere Seasons Network Notes Reference
Hell Is Other People
(also Strangers from Hell)
Kim Yong-ki August 31, 2019 1 season, 10 episodes OCN Co-produced with Woo Sang Film [8][9]
Pegasus Market Kim Gyu-sam September 20, 2019 1 season, 12 episodes tvN Co-produced with CJ ENM [10][11]
True Beauty Yaongyi December 9, 2020 1 season, 16 episodes Co-produced with Studio Dragon and Bon Factory Worldwide [12][13][14]
Sweet Home Kim Carnby, Hwang Young-chan December 18, 2020 2 season, 18 episodes Netflix Co-produced with Studio Dragon [15][16][17]
Nevertheless, Jung Seo June 19, 2021 1 season, 16 episodes JTBC Co-produced with JTBC Studios and Beyond J [18]
Yumi's Cells Lee Dong-gun September 17, 2021 2 season, 28 episodes tvN
Co-produced with Studio Dragon, Merrycow Creative and TVING Corporation [19][20][21]
Our Beloved Summer N/A[a] December 6, 2021 1 season, 16 episodes SBS TV Co-produced with Studio S, Super Moon Pictures and Big Ocean ENM [22]
A DeadbEAT's Meal Cheese December 10, 2021 1 season, 12 episodes TVING
Co-produced with Playlist Studio [23]
Tomorrow Llama April 1, 2022 1 season, 16 episodes MBC TV Co-produced with Super Moon Pictures and Big Ocean ENM [12][24][25]
Today's Webtoon N/A[b] July 29, 2022 1 season, 16 episodes SBS TV Co-produced with Studio S [26]
The Golden Spoon HD3 September 23, 2022 1 season, 16 episodes MBC TV Co-produced with Samhwa Networks [27][28][25]
Unlock My Boss Park Seong-hyun December 7, 2022 1 season, 12 episodes ENA Co-produced with High Zium Studio [6]
Bloodhounds Jeong Chan June 9, 2023 1 season, 8 episodes Netflix Co-produced with Seed Film and Seven Osix [29]
See You in My 19th Life Lee Hey June 17, 2023 1 season, 12 episodes tvN Co-produced with Studio Finecut [30][31]
Vigilante CRG, Kim Gyu-sam November 8, 2023 1 season, 8 episodes Disney+ TV serial and film adaptation [11][10]
Doona! Min Song-a October 20, 2023 1 season, 9 episodes Netflix Co-produced with Showrunners and Studio Dragon [32]
A Bloody Lucky Day Aporia October 4, 2023 1 season, 10 episodes TVING Co-produced with The Great Show and Studio Dragon [33][34]
Chicken Nugget Park Ji-dok March 15, 2024 1 season, 10 episodes Netflix Co-produced with Plus Media Entertainment [35]
The 8 Show Bae Jin-soo May 17, 2024 1 season, 8 episodes Co-produced with Magnum Nine and Lotte Cultureworks [36]
Jeong Nyeon Seo Ireh, Namon 2024 tvN Co-produced with Management MMM and NPIO Entertainment [37]
This Life to the Next Jo Joo-hee TBA TBA TBA Co-produced with Huayi Brothers Korea [38]
Horror and Romance LUCID TBA TBA TBA Co-produced with Bon Factory Worldwide [12][39]
Gosu Ryu Gi-un, Mun Jeong-hoo TBA TBA TBA Co-produced with Toei Animation [40]
Nano List Min Song-a TBA TBA TVING Co-produced with Studio Gale [41]


Title Webtoon author Premiere Format Distribution Notes Reference
Unlocked N/A[c] February 17, 2022 Live action Netflix [43]
Brave Citizen Kim Jung-hyun October 25, 2023 Live action Wavve [44][45][46][47]
Yumi’s Cells: The Movie Lee Dong-gun April 3, 2024 Animation CJ CGV, Lotte Cultureworks and Lotte Cinema Co-produced with Locus Animation [19][20][21][48]
Vigilante CRG, Kim Gyu-sam TBA Live action TBA TV serial and film adaptation [11][10]
The Sound of Your Heart Jo Seok TBA Live action TBA [49]
Three HAN TBA Live action TBA Co-produced with Curo Holdings [12]
Your Letter Cho Hyun-ah TBA Animation TBA Co-produced with sister company Life Is Comic (LICO) [12][50][51]
Blood for Blood Yeon Jae-won TBA Live action TBA Co-produced with Bidangil Pictures [12]
Ghostwriter Beom Woo TBA Live action TBA Co-produced with Oscar 10 Studio [12]


  1. ^ Studio N's first original. The webtoon is prequel to the series and published one month before the series premiere, tells about main leads in high school days.[22]
  2. ^ A local drama adaptation of the Japanese manga Jūhan Shuttai! by Naoko Matsuda.[26]
  3. ^ A local movie adaptation of the Japanese novel Sumaho o Otoshita dake by Akira Teshigawara.[42]


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  5. ^ 2018 Korean Film Industry Yearly Report
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  24. ^ "내일".
  25. ^ a b "스튜디오N, '비질란테-여신강림' 등 웹툰 10편 영상화". December 20, 2018.
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  27. ^ "금수저".
  28. ^ "The Golden Spoon".
  29. ^ Kim, Na-young (November 5, 2021). "Woo Do-hwan, Lee Sang-yi, Kim Sae-ron, Park Seong-woong, Heo Jun-ho in the "Bloodhounds" cast". MK Sports (in Korean).
  30. ^ "안동구, tvN '이번 생도 잘 부탁해' 주연". (in Korean). Retrieved February 12, 2023.
  31. ^ "See You in My 19th Life". Studio Finecut. Retrieved February 2, 2023.
  32. ^ 문, 지연. "[공식] 수지, 타이틀롤..'이두나!' 넷플릭스 제작 확정". (in Korean). Retrieved February 12, 2023.
  33. ^ Kim Do-gon (February 8, 2023). "이성민X유연석X이정은, '운수 오진 날' 캐스팅[공식]" [Lee Seong-min X Yoo Yeon-seok X Lee Jung-eun cast in 'The Day of Misfortune' [Official]] (in Korean). Sports Kyunghyang. Retrieved February 8, 2023 – via Naver.
  34. ^ Kim, Bo-ra (April 20, 2023). "TVING 'The Day of Misfortune', 'Queen Wu', also seen on Paramount + [Official]". OSEN. Retrieved April 25, 2023.
  35. ^ Kang, Hyo-jin (February 15, 2024). 김유정, 닭강정 됐다…넷플릭스 '닭강정' 3월 15일 공개[공식] [Kim Yoo-jung, chicken gangjeong is done... Netflix's 'Dakgangjeong' to be released on March 15 [Official]] (in Korean). SPOTV News. Archived from the original on February 15, 2024 – via Naver.
  36. ^ "류준열·배성우, 한재림 감독 '머니게임'으로 재회 外 [위클리무비]". 스타뉴스 (in Korean). December 25, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2022.
  37. ^ Lee Ha-neul (January 10, 2024). "신민아·김영대 '손해 보기 싫어서'→김수현·김지원 '눈물의 여왕', tvN 2024 라인업 공개" [Shin Min-ah and Kim Young-dae 'Because I don't want to lose money' → Kim Soo-hyun and Kim Ji-won 'Queen of Tears', tvN 2024 lineup revealed] (in Korean). Ten Asia.
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  39. ^ "호러와 로맨스".
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  44. ^ "용감한 시민".
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  50. ^ "연의 편지".
  51. ^ "Your Letter".

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