Studio N (company)

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Studio N
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryFilm
FoundedAugust 1, 2018; 4 years ago (2018-08-01) in South Korea
Key people
Kwon Mi-kyung (CEO)
ParentNaver Corporation
Websitewww.studioncorp.com/en/

Studio N is a subsidiary of Naver Webtoon 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]

Works[edit]

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][15]
Sweet Home Kim Carnby and Hwang Young-chan December 18, 2020 1 season, 10 episodes Netflix Co-produced with Studio Dragon [16][17][18]
Nevertheless, Jung Seo June 19, 2021 1 season, 16 episodes JTBC Co-produced with JTBC Studios and Beyond J [19]
Yumi's Cells Lee Dong-gun September 17, 2021 1 season, 14 episodes tvN
TVING
Co-produced with Studio Dragon, Merrycow Creative and TVING Corporation [20][21][22]
Our Beloved Summer Han Kyoung-chal[a] December 6, 2021 1 season, 16 episodes SBS TV Co-produced with Studio S, Super Moon Pictures and Big Ocean ENM [23]
A DeadbEAT's Meal Cheese December 10, 2021 1 season, 12 episodes TVING
NaverTV
YouTube
Co-produced with Playlist Studio [24]
Tomorrow Llama April 1, 2022 1 season, 16 episodes MBC TV Co-produced with Super Moon Pictures and Big Ocean ENM [12][25][26]
Today's Webtoon N/A[b] July 29, 2022 TBA SBS TV Co-produced with Studio S and Binge Works [27]
The Golden Spoon HD3 2022 TBA MBC TV Co-produced with Samhwa Networks [28][29][26]
Money Game Bae Jin-soo TBA 1 season, 8 episodes TBA [30]
Bloodhounds Jeong Chan TBA 1 season, 8 episodes Netflix Co-produced with Seed Film and Seven Osix [31]
Vigilante CRG, Kim Gyu-sam TBA TBA TBA TV serial and film adaptation [11][10]
Rest in Peace Jo Joo-hee TBA TBA TBA Co-produced with Huayi Brothers Korea [32]
Horror and Romance LUCID TBA TBA TBA Co-produced with Bon Factory Worldwide [12][33]

Films[edit]

Title Webtoon author Premiere Format Distribution Notes Reference
Yumi's Cells Lee Dong-gun 2022 Animation TBA Co-produced with Sidus Pictures [20][21][22]
Brave Citizen Kim Jung-hyun TBA Live action TBA [34][35]
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 [36]
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][37][38]
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]

Notes[edit]

  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.[23]
  2. ^ A local drama adaptation of the Japanese manga Jūhan Shuttai! by Naoko Matsuda.[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sohn, Ji-young (August 9, 2018). "Naver Webtoon forms 'Studio N' for webtoon-based film, drama production". Korea Herald.
  2. ^ a b "Naver Webtoon Establishes Webtoon IP Bridge Company". VentureSquare. August 14, 2018.
  3. ^ "Web comics provide an opportunity : Naver hopes to identify potential hits, expand the local film industry". Korea JoongAng Daily. August 25, 2018.
  4. ^ Lee Yong-ik; Kim Hyo-jin (September 24, 2019). "Naver Webtoon tops global online comic charts, sales to hit $502 mn this year". Pulse News. Maeil Business Newspaper.
  5. ^ 2018 Korean Film Industry Yearly Report
  6. ^ "Movies, dramas become new lucrative business for S. Korean internet firms". Inquirer.net. The Korea Herald. October 14, 2019.
  7. ^ "Broadcasters, IT Firms Scramble for Supremacy in Online Content Market". Korea Bizwire. September 30, 2019.
  8. ^ Kim, Na-kyeong (July 18, 2019). "당신의 지옥은 어디입니까?'…'타인은 지옥이다' 임시완, 티저 포스터 공개". Hei Hankyung (in Korean). Retrieved July 19, 2019.
  9. ^ Kim, Eun-jin (August 30, 2019). "'Strangers from Hell' comes to television". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  10. ^ a b c "Hit web comic coming to a TV screen near you: 'Pegasus Market' takes a satirical look at the world of Korean conglomerates". Korea JoongAng Daily. September 12, 2019.
  11. ^ a b c Kim Boram (September 23, 2019). "Kakao jumps into filmmaking industry". Yonhap News Agency.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g "STUDIO N". studioncorp.com.
  13. ^ "여신강림". comic.naver.com.
  14. ^ "True Beauty". www.webtoons.com.
  15. ^ http://www.beffreport.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=80346
  16. ^ White, Peter (December 18, 2019). "'Sweet Home': 'Mr. Sunshine' Director Lee Eung-bok To Adapt Korean Horror Cartoon For Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  17. ^ Go, Jae-wan (December 18, 2019). "[공식]송강X이진욱X이시영, 넷플릭스 '스위트홈' 제작 확정". Sports Chosun (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  18. ^ "Naver Webtoon to Enter Europe After Asia and North America". Go Trading Asia. December 25, 2019.
  19. ^ "송강, '좋알람2'→'나빌레라'→'알고있지만'...직진 대세 행보". 18 March 2021.
  20. ^ a b "유미의 세포들". comic.naver.com.
  21. ^ a b "Yumi's Cells". www.webtoons.com.
  22. ^ a b "'유미의 세포들' 애니메이션, 싸이더스 애니메이션·스튜디오N 공동 제작 확정". 22 June 2020.
  23. ^ a b "Naver Webtoon subsidiary Studio N's first original drama 'Our Beloved Summer' will also be aired on SBS in the second half of the year." (Kim, Yang-soo (July 29, 2021). "'유미의세포들'→'그해 우리는'x'지금 우리학교는', 웹툰원작 드라마 봇물" ['Yumi's Cells' → 'Our Beloved Summer' x 'All of Us Are Dead', webtoon-based drama digression]. Joy News 24 (in Korean). NATE (SK Communications). Retrieved August 13, 2021.)
  24. ^ Hwang Chae-hyun (October 12, 2021). "하석진·고원희·임현주, 웹툰 원작 '백수세끼' 출연 [공식]" [Ha Seok-jin, Go Won-hee, and Lim Hyeon-joo to appear in the webtoon original 'A DeabEAT's Meal' [Official]] (in Korean). Sports Kyunghyang. Retrieved October 12, 2021 – via Naver.
  25. ^ "내일". comic.naver.com.
  26. ^ a b "스튜디오N, '비질란테-여신강림' 등 웹툰 10편 영상화". 20 December 2018.
  27. ^ a b Park, Pan-seok (March 25, 2022). "'2022 대세' 김세정, '오늘의 웹툰' 주연 확정..신입사원 변신" ['2022 Trend' Kim Se-jeong confirmed as the lead in 'Today's Webtoon'... Transformed into a new employee]. OSEN via The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved March 25, 2022.
  28. ^ "금수저". comic.naver.com.
  29. ^ "The Golden Spoon". webtoons.com.
  30. ^ "류준열·배성우, 한재림 감독 '머니게임'으로 재회 外 [위클리무비]". 스타뉴스 (in Korean). 2021-12-25. Retrieved 2022-01-05.
  31. ^ 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).
  32. ^ "Naver Webtoon "Rest in Peace" to Be Made Into a Drama". HanCinema. October 31, 2019.
  33. ^ "호러와 로맨스". comic.naver.com.
  34. ^ "용감한 시민". series.naver.com.
  35. ^ "'용감한 시민' 신혜선·이준영 캐스팅 확정…12월 크랭크인". 15 November 2021.
  36. ^ "'마음의 소리' 영화화된다..스튜디오N, 제작 라인업 발표 - 중앙일보". mnews.joins.com. Archived from the original on 2020-07-05.
  37. ^ "연의 편지". comic.naver.com.
  38. ^ "Your Letter". www.webtoons.com.

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