7 Facts about Remarriage and Desires, Netflix’s New Korean Drama

Netflix is again working with South Korean filmmakers by releasing the latest original series titled Remarriage and Desires.

In July 2021, Netflix announced that the drama Remarriage and Desires had begun production. Starring Kim Hee Sun to Park Hoon, Remarriage and Desires is a satirical drama about the social life of South Korean people.

Planned to air on July 15, 2022, here are 7 interesting facts about the Netflix drama Remarriage and Desires.

1. Presenting sentiments on the social life of South Korean society

7 Facts about Remarriage and Desires, Netflix's New Korean Drama
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Remarriage & Desires tells the story of an exclusive matchmaking agent named Rex who specializes in serving the upper class community.

These ambitious souls hope to increase their status by marrying the elite. The people at Rex earlier also aspire to marry someone in the black level, the highest group that comprises the top 0.001 percent of South Korea’s population.

This Remarriage & Desires will show the true colors of society and human nature. The drama also portrays an honest look at how desires and ambitions can become brutal under the guise of love and lifelong relationships.

2. Kim Hee Sun as Seo Hye Seung

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Kim Hee Sun

A career in the entertainment industry for nearly 3 decades, Kim Hee Sun has starred in various films and dramas, such as Sunflower (1998), My Fair Lady (2003), Faith (2012), The Lady in the Dignity (2018), and many more. again.

After starring in the popular drama Alice in 2020, Kim Hee Sun finally decided to make a comeback with the drama Remarriage & Desires.

In this drama, she will play the role of Seo Hye Seung, a middle-class housewife from the Gangnam region who loses everything in one night.

At matchmaking agency Rex, he meets Jin Yoo Hui who has completely changed his life. He enters the race at the matchmaking agency driven by a strong desire to find someone on the black level.

3. Lee Hyun Wook as Lee Hyung Ju, the upper class of society who is in the Black level

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Lee Hyun Wook

Lee Hyun Wook who left a strong impression with his role as Han Ji Yong in the drama Mine will also play in the drama Remarriage & Desires.

In this drama, he will play the role of Lee Hyung Ju, an independent man who is also the chairman of a capital company.

In Rex’s matchmaking agency, he is placed in the black level because he has assets of up to billions of won. This makes him the target of ambitious women.

However, Lee Hyung Ju just wants to overcome the failure of his first marriage and find a new partner who is more suitable for him.

4. Jung Eugene, Park Hoon, and Cha Ji Yeon officially join the drama lineup

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Jung Eugene, Park Hoon, and Cha Ji Yeon

On July 21, 2021, Netflix announced the line-up for the drama Remarriage & Desires which also consisted of Jung Eugene, Park Hoon, and Cha Ji Yeon.

Romance is a Bonus Book star Jung Eugene will be playing Jin Yoo Hui. Jin Yoo Hui is a skilled lawyer who has ambitions to be placed in the top position of society.

Park Hoon’s name was increasingly recognized when he starred in various popular dramas, such as Descendants of the Sun and Memories of the Alhambra.

In the drama Remarriage & Desires, he will play Cha Seok Jin, Seo Hye Seung’s first love. He also gets into conflict with Choi Yoo Sun (Cha Ji Yeon) because of his father’s enormous wealth.

Cha Ji Yeon, who recently starred in the drama Taxi Driver, will play the role of Choi Yoo Sun. The character is an influential person as well as the CEO of matchmaking agency Rex.

Young, beautiful, and a successful career, Choi Yoo Sun becomes the most qualified woman in Rex and is the target of many men.

5. The collaboration of director Love Affairs in the Afternoon and writer I’m the Mother Too

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Kim Jung Min

Remarriage & Desires is a Netflix original drama directed by Kim Jung Min and writer Lee Geun Young. Director Kim Jung Min has produced several popular dramas, such as Bad Guys (2014), Hidden Identity (2015), and Squad 38 (2016).

In 2019, he also successfully stirred the emotions of viewers with the drama Love Affairs in the Afternoon.

Meanwhile, Remarriage & Desires marks writer Lee Geun Young’s second drama. This writer’s first project is the drama I’m the Mother Too which aired in 2018.

I’m the Mother Too is an SBS television station daily drama that airs as many as 124 episodes.

6. To be Kim Hee Sun’s second drama in 2021         

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Kim Hee Sun

This year, Kim Hee Sun officially confirmed the two drama titles he chose as his latest project after the drama Alice (2020).

On July 1, 2021, Kim Hee Sun’s agency confirmed that the actress had agreed to star in the drama adaptation of the Webtoon titled Tomorrow.

In the fantasy drama, he will play the angel of death named Goo Ryun.       

Then on July 21, 2021, Netflix announced that Kim Hee Sun would be starring in the drama Remarriage & Desires. Despite having confirmed his appearance, both dramas will air in 2022.

7. The production process for Remarriage & Desires was suspended after Cha Ji Yeon tested positive for COVID-19

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Cha Ji Yeon

On July 4, 2021, Cha Ji Yeon suspended all activities in the entertainment industry after testing positive for COVID-19. His projects at that time were the musical drama Red Book, preparation for the drama Remarriage & Desires, and the musical Gwanghwamun Love Song.

On July 5, 2021, Kim Hee Sun and Lee Hyun Wook’s agencies immediately revealed that their artist had tested positive for COVID-19 and tested negative.

The production team for the drama Remarriage & Desires also followed government guidelines by temporarily halting filming.

Featuring a lineup of well-known players and presenting stories that raise social issues, Remarriage & Desires must be added to your watch list. You can watch this unusual satirical drama on Netflix on July 15, 2022.