February 24, 2023

‘Doona!’ the Netflix K-Drama Adaptation of ‘The Girl Downstairs’ Season 1: What We Know So Far

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    Studio Dragon is busy working on Netflix’s next smash hit k-drama series, the adaptation of the popular webtoon The Girl Downstairs. Starring Bae Suzy as Lee Doo Na, the exciting new k-drama has recently finished filming and could be coming to Netflix in October 2023. We’ll be keeping track of everything you need to know about the first season of Doona! on Netflix.

    Doona! is an upcoming South Korean Netflix Original romantic k-drama and adaptation of the popular webtoon of the same name. The series is directed by Lee Jeong Hyo, who previously worked on the extremely popular k-dramas Crash Landing on YouRomance is a Bonus Book, and Life on Mars.

    Studio Dragon is the production team behind the k-drama who have previously made shows for Netflix such as Love AlarmMy Holo LoveSweet Home, and more.

    When is the Netflix release date?

    Netflix has yet to announce a release date for the K-Drama, however, we’re hearing that the k-drama has a preliminary release date of October 13th, 2023.

    Release dates are subject to change until we’ve had official confirmation from Netflix.

    What is the plot of Doona!?

    The synopsis for Doona! has been sourced from the webtoon:

    When Joon moves into his new apartment on his first day of college, he wasn’t expecting beautiful ex-celebrity Duna to be living downstairs. Joon tries to avoid her at first but finds himself growing more and more curious about her mysterious life.

    Who are the cast members of Doona!?

    Former Miss A member Bae Suzy, who has previously acted in two Netflix Originals Start-Up and Vagabond, has been cast in the lead role of Doona! as Lee Doo Na.

    Yang Se Jong has been cast in the lead role of Lee Won Joon. Prior to being cast in The Girl Downstairs, Yang Se Jong has only starred in one Netflix Original series, My Country: The New Age. He is also well known for acting in popular dramas Thirty But Seventeen and Dr. Romantic.

    Lee Yoo Bi’s casting as an unnamed supporting role means the actress will make her Netflix Original debut. Her previous lead roles have been in dramas such as Somehow 18Pinocchio, and A Poem a Day.

    What is the production status of Doona!?

    Current Production Status: Post-Production (Last Update: 23/02/2023)

    Filming was ongoing for the drama as recently as September 14th, 2022.

    K-drama fan accounts on Twitter have revealed that filming for Doona! has concluded. Pictures of the cast and crew celebrating at a wrap party confirm this.

    What is the episode count for Doona!?

    It has been confirmed there will be a total of eight episodes. Runtimes are yet to be revealed.

    Are you excited to watch Doona! on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below!

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