K-Drama Series ‘Reply 1988’ Coming to Netflix in January

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One of the highest-rated and critically acclaimed K-Dramas is coming to Netflix in January 2020! For the first time, Reply 1988 will be available to subscribers around the world, and if the popularity of the other two reply series on Netflix, Reply 1994 and Reply 1997, is anything to go by, we’re expecting Reply 1988 to be one of the most binged shows in the first week of the new year.

In the past 8 years, tvN has released three installments of Reply. The first installment, Reply 1997, aired in 2012, the second, Reply 1994, came two years later in 2014 and finally Reply 1988 arrived in 2015. Prior to the release of the critically acclaimed series Sky Castle, Reply 1988 was the highest-rated drama in South Korean cable television history. At the time of writing Reply 1988 currently sits at second as the highest-rated drama in the countries cable television history.

In the Ssangmundong neighborhood of Seoul, five childhood friends depend on each other to survive the challenges that come with being a teenager. As the middle child in her poor family, Sun Deok Sun struggles to grab their attention while she also has to carry the burden of being one of the worst-ranked students in her school. Even after his family becomes rich overnight, Kim Jung Hwan only has one goal in mind, to play soccer. The dependable and caring Sung Sun Woo is the perfect son, student and an excellent student council president. Despite being a ‘geek’ about life and girls Ryu Dong Ryong won’t be getting into college thanks to his poor academic scores. Last, of the five, Choi Taek is a genius Baduk player, to go professional he even dropped out of school. The five of them get into plenty of mischief, and while they all each must experience miserable times, it’s up to each of them to help carry their friends to a better future.

When is Reply 1988 coming to Netflix?

It’s going to be a happy new year for Reply 1988 fans as the K-Drama series is coming to Netflix on January 1st, 2020.

All 20 episodes of the popular K-Drama will be available upon release and can be binged at your leisure.

Is Reply 1988 coming to Netflix in other regions?

Previously, Reply 1988 was only available to stream in Japan, but now the K-Drama series is coming to multiple Netflix regions around the world.

Reply 1988 will be available to stream in the following countries on January 1st, 2020:

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Lithuania
  • Mexico
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom

There could be more regions receiving Reply 1988, but the list above are all the regions we’ve been able to confirm so far.

More ‘Reply’ series available to stream on Netflix

There are multiple ‘Reply’ series, some of which you can stream on Netflix right now!

  • Reply 1994 (2014)
  • Reply 1997 (2012)

Are you looking forward to Reply 1988 coming to Netflix? Let us know in the comments below!

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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.