Netflix has made major investments into the future of South Korean cinema, Little Women is the latest in a film and series slate that has us on the edge of our seats.
Little Women set in modern-day South Korea. Little Women follows the three Oh sisters: diligent eldest sibling In-ju (Kim Go-eun), headstrong journalist In-kyung (Nam Ji-hyun), and sensitive young artist In-hye (Park Ji-hu). Having struggled with poverty while growing up, the three sisters unexpectedly find themselves embroiled in a conspiracy involving the disappearance of 70 billion won ($52 million). Little Women‘s protagonists soon discover that such a huge amount of money inevitably brings trouble. It won’t be surprising if this new K-drama has some pointed things to say about wealth inequality, much like its record breaking predecessor Squid Game.
Yes this new K-Drama is based on the book “Little Women,” unlike the book, the plot has few immediately apparent similarities to the original novel it’s based on, and there are only three sisters instead of four (appearing roughly analogous to Meg, Jo, and a blend of Beth and Amy March).
Little Women debuts on Netflix September 3.