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 You, Romance 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 Alarm, My Holo Love, Sweet Home, and more.
When is the Netflix release date?
We’ve known for some time that Netflix was planning to release Doona on October 20th, 2023. With the release of the official teaser trailer, we can confirm the October release date is correct!
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.
him: calm and collected, but cautious in love
her: honest and capricious, but sometimes too fragile
— Netflix K-Content (@netflixkcontent) September 25, 2023
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 18, Pinocchio, and A Poem a Day.
Joining the cast in supporting and guest roles are;
- Park Se Won
- Lee Jin Wook
- Go Ah Sung
- Choi Ri An
- Kim Do Wan
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.
LEEDOONA | @Suzy
 Suzy is spotted of filming 'LeeDoona' on 14 September
— sandra | styleof_suzy (@Sandrapui97) September 15, 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.
Can't wait for idol Suzy and Sejong's comeback! pic.twitter.com/IAi2ZLUBQ9
— 🏝️ (@kdramatreats) February 23, 2023
What is the episode count for Doona!?
It has been confirmed there will be a total of nine episodes. Runtimes are yet to be revealed.
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