The 8 Show

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The 8 Show
Promotional poster
Hangul
더 에이트 쇼
Revised RomanizationDeo e-iteu syo
McCune–ReischauerTŏ eit'ŭ syo
Genre
Based onMoney Game & Pie Game
by Bae Jin-soo
Written byHan Jae-rim
Directed byHan Jae-rim
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes8
Production
Production companies
Budget₩24 billion
Original release
NetworkNetflix
ReleaseMay 17, 2024 (2024-05-17)

The 8 Show (Korean더 에이트 쇼) is a 2024 South Korean dark comedy thriller television series written and directed by Han Jae-rim, and starring Ryu Jun-yeol, Chun Woo-hee, Park Jeong-min, Lee Yul-eum, Park Hae-joon, Lee Zoo-young, Moon Jeong-hee, and Bae Seong-woo. Based on the Naver webtoons Money Game and Pie Game by Bae Jin-soo, it depicts the story of eight participants continuing to cooperate and antagonize each other in an extreme setting where the game ends when a death occurs in a space where social infrastructure is cut off. It was released worldwide on Netflix on May 17, 2024.

Synopsis[edit]

The 8 Show tells the story of eight people who are trapped in a secret space divided into eight floors and participate in a sweet but dangerous show where they "earn money as time accumulates".[3]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

The series was developed under the working title Money Game (Korean: 머니게임), which was based on Naver Webtoon of the same name and its sequel, Pie Game, both written by Bae Jin-soo. Director Han Jae-rim, who directed The Face Reader (2013) and The King (2017), was looking for his next work after Emergency Declaration (2021) and joined hands with Studio N to direct the series. It is also expected that the series would release in an OTT platform.[4] Naver Webtoon announced that Netflix has picked up the franchise under the new title The 8 Show.[5]

Studio N and Magnum Nine managed the production while Lotte Cultureworks served as co-production and investor for the series.[6]

It has a budget with over 24 billion (US$20.98 million) invested.[7]

Casting[edit]

In December 2021, Ryu Jun-yeol and Bae Seong-woo were cast as the lead actors of the series. This would be Bae's return to small screen after self-reflected on his DUI incident in November 2020.[4]

In January 2022, Ryu and Bae along with Lee Ji-eun, Park Jeong-min, and Park Hae-joon has confirmed their appearances for the series.[8]

In April 2022, Moon Jeong-hee, Lee Yul-eum, and Lee Zoo-young joined the series.[9]

In May 2022, Lee Ji-eun left the series and was replaced by Chun Woo-hee.[10]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography began in May 2022 and ended on December 23, 2022.[11][12]

Release[edit]

Naver Webtoon announced that The 8 Show would be released worldwide on Netflix in 2024.[5] Four months later, Netflix confirmed the release date of the series would be on May 17, 2024.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee, Minsun; Oh, Sally; Kim, Elsa (February 6, 2024). "Returning Favorites and Electrifying Surprises: All the Must-Watch K-Content to Add to Your List in 2024" (Press release). Netflix. Archived from the original on April 12, 2024. Retrieved April 12, 2024.
  2. ^ Lee, Yoon-seo (February 6, 2024). "Netflix announces major Korean originals for 2024". The Korea Herald. Archived from the original on March 14, 2024. Retrieved April 12, 2024.
  3. ^ Kim, Kyung-hee (December 12, 2024). '비상선언' 한재림 감독 시리즈 도전작+배성우까지 'The 8 Show' 넷플릭스에서 2024년 공개 ['Emergency Declaration' Director Han Jae-rim's series challenge+Bae Seong-woo's 'The 8 Show' to be released on Netflix in 2024] (in Korean). MBC Entertainment. Archived from the original on December 12, 2023. Retrieved April 12, 2024 – via Naver.
  4. ^ a b Jeon, Hyeong-hwa (December 21, 2021). [단독]류준열·배성우, 한재림 감독 '머니게임'으로 호흡 [종합] [[Exclusive] Ryu Jun-yeol and Bae Seong-woo collaborate in director Han Jae-rim's 'Money Game' [Comprehensive]] (in Korean). Star News. Archived from the original on April 12, 2024. Retrieved April 12, 2024 – via Naver.
  5. ^ a b Lee, Jae-lim (December 12, 2023). "Naver Webtoon's 'Money Game' set for global Netflix release". Korea JoongAng Daily (in Korean). Archived from the original on April 11, 2024. Retrieved April 12, 2024.
  6. ^ Ahn, Tae-hyun (January 28, 2022). 웹툰 '머니게임' 드라마로 만난다...류준열·아이유·박정민 출연 [Meet the webtoon 'Money Game' as a drama...Ryu Jun-yeol, IU, Park Jeong-min appear] (in Korean). News1. Archived from the original on April 12, 2024. Retrieved April 12, 2024 – via Naver.
  7. ^ Kim, Tae-ho (December 12, 2023). 240억 든 드라마 '더 에이트 쇼', 넷플릭스로 간다 ['The Eight Show', a drama costing 24 billion won, goes to Netflix]. Deal Site (in Korean). Archived from the original on April 11, 2024. Retrieved April 12, 2024.
  8. ^ Hwang, Hye-jin (January 28, 2022). 류준열X아이유X박정민X박해준X배성우 '머니게임' 출연 확정(공식) [Ryu Jun-yeolXIUXPark Jeong-minXPark Hae-joonXBae Seong-woo confirmed to appear in 'Money Game' (Official)] (in Korean). Newsen. Archived from the original on January 28, 2022. Retrieved April 12, 2024 – via Naver.
  9. ^ Jeon, Hyeong-hwa (April 1, 2022). 문정희·이열음·이주영, '머니게임' 합류..류준열x아이유와 호흡 [Moon Jeong-hee, Lee Yul-eum, Lee Zoo-young join 'Money Game'...Work with Ryu Jun-yeolxIU] (in Korean). Star News. Archived from the original on April 4, 2022. Retrieved April 12, 2024 – via Naver.
  10. ^ [단독] 아이유, 한재림 연출작 '머니게임' 하차..천우희 물망 [IU, withdraws from Han Jae-rim's 'Money Game' directorial debut..Chun Woo-hee expected] (in Korean). JTBC News. Archived from the original on May 27, 2022. Retrieved April 12, 2024 – via Naver.
  11. ^ Jeong, Hee-yeon (April 1, 2022). '머니게임' 문정희-이열음-이주영 합류...5월 크랭크인 [공식] ['Money Game' Moon Jeong-hee, Lee Yeol-eum, and Lee Joo-young join... May Crank-in [Official]] (in Korean). Sports Dong-a. Archived from the original on April 12, 2024. Retrieved April 12, 2024 – via Naver.
  12. ^ Jeon, Hyeong-hwa (December 30, 2022). 류준열x천우희x박정민, 한재림 감독 '머니게임' 6개월 촬영 종료 [Ryu Jun-yeol, Chun Woo-hee, Park Jung-min, director Han Jae-rim completes 6-month filming for 'Money Game'] (in Korean). Star News. Archived from the original on December 30, 2022. Retrieved April 12, 2024 – via Naver.
  13. ^ Lee, Gyu-lee (April 12, 2024). "Netflix's 'The 8 Show' starring Ryu Jun-yeol, Chun Woo-hee to drop in May". The Korea Times (in Korean). Archived from the original on April 12, 2024. Retrieved April 12, 2024.

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