‘Abyss’ Season 1: Netflix K-Drama, Release Date, Plot, Cast & Trailer

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What’s that you say? Another K-Drama is coming to Netflix!? Well, you are most certainly right, as the K-Drama Abyss will be coming to Netflix in May! Netflix is fast becoming the perfect home for any fan of the K-Drama genre. That being said let’s get to it, here’s everything we know on the first season of Abyss, including the plot, cast, trailer, and Netflix release date.

Abyss is an upcoming romantic comedy Netflix Original series written by Moon Soo-Yun. The latest Netflix K-Drama is the 26th Korean series picked up as a Netflix Original, and with the growing popularity of K-Dramas in full swing, Abyss certainly won’t be the last.

What is the plot of Abyss?

Ko Se-Yeon and Cha Min couldn’t be further apart in appearance. Ko Se-Yeon is beautiful while Cha Min certainly isn’t handsome. When the pair are both given a mysterious bead called the Abyss, they perish in an accident and die. But thanks to the power of the bead they are brought back to life but with one catch… their appearances change, reflecting how good or bad their spirit was in their previous bodies.

Cha Min was unattractive but was very intelligent, humble and a good heart. While Ko Se-Yeon was good at her job she never had any personality. Now Cha Min is handsome and Ko Se-Yeon has gone from beautiful to common. The pair once again come in contact with each other when Ko Se-Yeon becomes an attorney at a law firm, and Cha Min joins the firm working for her.

Who is in the cast of Abyss?

The following cast members have been confirmed for Abyss:

Role Cast Member Where have I seen/heard them before?
Ko Se-Yeon Park Bo-Young Strong Girl Bong-soon | Oh My Ghost | On Your Wedding Day
Cha Min Ahn Hyo-Seop Still 17 | My Father is Strange | Queen of the Ring |
Oh Young-Cheol Lee Sung-Jae Gu Family Book | The King’s Face | The Suspicious Housekeeper
Park Dong-Cheol Lee Si-Un I Live Alone | W | Reply 1997
Jang Hee-Jin Han So-Hee 100 Days My Prince | Money Flower
Seo Ji-Wook Kwon Soo-Hyun Run Jang-mi | The Smile Has Left Your Eyes | The K2
Eom Ae-Ran Yun Yoo-Sun Princess Hours | Rain or Shine | My Girlfriend is a Gumiho
Ko Se-Yeon (Before Death) Kim Sa-Rang This is My Love | A Love to Kill | Secret Garden |
Cha Min (Before Death) An Se-Ha She Was Pretty | Children of the 20th Century | The Swindlers


Photos for Abyss Season 1

Besides the promotional material and images of actress Park Bo-Young, there aren’t many stills.

How many episodes of Abyss Season 1 are there?

The first season of Abyss will have 16 episodes. Each episode will be released weekly, a day after it airs in South Korea.

But Abyss is airing two episodes a week?

From the research we’ve done on the Abyss, we do know that the series will air two episodes a week in South Korea. We’ve reached out to Netflix and confirm that Netflix will recieve two episodes each week.

When is the release date for Abyss Season 1?

The first episode of Abyss will arrive on Netflix on the 7th of May, 2019. Every region outside of South Korea will receive Abyss as a Netflix Original.

Episodes of Abyss won’t be available from midnight unless you live in a region with Pacific Standard Time.

The following table is the regional times that each episode of Abyss will be available to stream from:

Time Zone Time available to stream
Pacific Standard Time 12:00 AM
Mountain Standard Time 1:00 AM
Central Standard Time 2:00 AM
Eastern Standard Time 3:00 AM
British Summer Time 8:00 AM
Central European Time 9:00 AM
Eastern European Time 10:00 AM
India Standard Time 12:30 PM
Japan Standard Time 16:00 PM
Australian Eastern Time 18:00 PM
New Zealand Day Light Time 20:00 PM

Netflix releases all of its titles from Midnight Pacific Standard Time. So, for anyone living on the other side of the world, like New Zealand, you don’t receive titles until late in the evenings.

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.