A+E Networks is continuing its investment in Korean entertainment content with “A Good Day to Be a Dog,” a fantasy romantic comedy that will upload from Oct. 11. Within Korea, the show will play on public broadcaster MBC and Lifetime Korea, releasing at the rate of one episode per week, every Wednesday.
Adapted by screenwriter Baek In Ah from a webtoon originally written by Lee Hye, the story involves a young woman turns into a dog at midnight after she kisses someone. The only way to break the curse is to have the same person kiss her in her canine form. The predicament makes her dating life complicated and ironically, a man who is deathly afraid of all dogs is the only person who can free her from this lifelong predicament.
The 14-episode series stars Park Kyu-young (Netflix’s “Celebrity”) as the young woman and Cha Eun-woo (“Island,” “True Beauty”) as her reluctant suitor. It is directed by Kim Dae-woong (“Start Up The Engine”).
“A+E Networks Korea is thrilled to bring such a renowned webtoon to life as a scripted drama series — and with such massive stars in Cha Eun-Woo and Park Kyu-Young. It’s what we do best! Presenting unique and innovative stories that defy conventional norms,” said Soh Youngsun, senior VP and MD of A+E Korea.
“The ideation, innovation and overall production of ‘A Good Day to Be a Dog’ has enabled us to build upon our diverse and creative portfolio. As a global media company, we aim to discover and provide exceptional content around the world as well as reinforce the creation of new IP in the Korean market.”
A+E has previously been involved in the production of other Korean content, including dramas such as “If You Wish Upon Me,” “Woori the Virgin” and “Backstreet Rookie.” It also screened two seasons of “Dramaworld.”