Netflix’s ‘The 8 Show’: Release date, cast, plot and everything we know

Netflix’s ‘The 8 Show’: Release date, cast, plot and everything we know

Netflix has released brand-new details about its upcoming Korean original Netflix’s ‘The 8 Show’, starring including its plot, premiere date, cast and trailers. Read on for everything you need to know about the new series, starring Ryu Jun-yeol, Park Jeong-min and more.

Netflix’s ‘The 8 Show’: Release date

Netflix s ‘The 8 Show’: Release date
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“The 8 Show” is set to premiere on Netflix sometime in Q2 2024, with a confirmed release date to be announced soon.

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Netflix released the first teaser for The 8 Show on April 23. The clip previewed the strange eight-story building the contestants will be trapped in during the duration of their competition, as well as show things progressively get more deadly for the group.

Netflix’s ‘The 8 Show: Cast

Netflix’s ‘The 8 Show: Cast
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The eight contestants will be played by Reply 1988‘s Ryu Jun-yeol, Unlocked’s Chun Won-hee, Hellbound‘s Park Jeong-min, Nevertheless‘ Lee Yul-eum, Arthdal Chronicles’ Park Hae-joon, Believer’s Lee Joo-young, Times’ Moon Jeong-hee and Bae Sung-woo.

Singer-actress IU was previously announced to have been cast on The 8 Show as early as January 2022, however later pulled out of production in May 2022 due to scheduling conflicts. She was later replaced by Chun Won-hee on the series.

Hae Jae-rim (of The Face Reader and Emergency Declaration fame) helmed both the script and direction of the upcoming series under Studio N, which previously worked on K-dramas such as Our Beloved Summer, Yumi’s Cells and Sweet Home.

The Plot

Netflix’s ‘The 8 Show’ plot
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Based on Bae Jin-soo’s hit webcomic series Money Game and Pi Game, Netflix’s new K-drama The 8 Show will follow eight people desperately in need of money who are invited as contestants on a mysterious reality show.

The eight participants are trapped in a strange eight-story building, where they’ll slowly earn money as time passes. But the situation soon gets dangerous in the space as the stakes heighten.

Netflix’s ‘The 8 Show’ Trailer

How do I watch the Show?

The new series will make its international premiere exclusively on Netflix on May 17. The streamer also unveiled the official poster for the series – see it below:

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