Fantasy drama "The School Nurse Files," starring Jung Yu-mi and Nam Joo-hyuk, is coming to Netflix in September.
The streaming giant confirmed that its Korean original series will premiere in over 190 countries on Sept. 25.
Based on a novel of the same name, Jung plays Ahn Eun-young, a high school nurse with the supernatural ability to see jelly-like substances that are invisible to everyone else.
The jelly-like blobs are released when classical Chinese teacher Hong In-pyo (played by Nam Joo-hyuk) accidentally breaks their containment seal in the school's basement.
The two face disturbing situations at the school and join hands to save students from blob attacks.
The series is directed by Lee Kyoung-mi, who has created films including "Crush and Blush" (2008) and "The Truth Beneath" (2016). The scripts will be written by Chung Se-rang, the best-selling author who wrote the original novel.
"In the series, I'd like to convey a tension between two inexperienced teachers, which will be portrayed as kind of goofy," Lee said, adding that Ahn and Hong's relationship is mutually beneficial.
Jung made her debut in "How to Operate a Polaroid Camera" in 2004, and has appeared in a wide array of dramas and films, including KBS' "Discovery of Love" (2014) and zombie blockbuster "Train to Busan" (2016). In June, she was awarded best actress at Daejong Film Awards for her performance in "Kim Ji-young, Born 1982" (2019).
Nam, who rose to fame through tvN's "Cheese in the Trap" and MBC's "Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo" in 2016, is poised to star alongside Bae Suzy in tvN's new series "Startup," which will premiere in October.
source: The Korea Times