Netflix K-Drama ‘The Sound of Magic’: Everything We Know So Far

Could this be Netflix's new Squid Game? The new fantasy series The Sound of Magic heads to Netflix in May 2022.

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The Sound of Magic – Picture: JTBC Studios / Netflix

After a long wait, 2022 will finally be the year we see the arrival of the live-action adaptation of the popular webtoon Annarasumanara, The Sound of Magic. With filming officially over, we’re hopeful a Netflix release date will be announced soon. We’re keeping track of everything you’ll want to know about The Sound of Magic, including the plot, cast, trailer, and Netflix release date.

The Sound of Magic is an upcoming South Korean Netflix Original psychological K-Drama series written by Kim Min Jeong, directed by Kim Seong-Yoon, and based on the webtoon Annarasumanara by Ha Il-Kwon.

Producing the series is JTBC Studios who Netflix has worked with many times in the past. Netflix carries many of JTBC shows exclusively internationally and a few globally too. Unlike the broadcast shows that come to Netflix weekly, Netflix will receive all the episodes of The Sound of Magic all at once.

Some of the other shows JTBC has produced for Netflix exclusively in this manner include D.P. and All of Us Are DeadWe’ve compiled a list of JTBC shows that have come to Netflix after airing in South Korea here.

When is the Netflix release date for The Sound of Magic?

The Sound of Magic arrives on Netflix globally on Friday, May 6th, 2022.

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Poster for The Sound of Magic

What is the plot of The Sound of Magic?

Abandoned by her parents because of debt, Yoon Ah Yi supports herself and her younger sister. Despite how busy she is with her part-time job and her studies, Yoon Ah Yi is still one of the top students at the school. All Yoon Ha Yi wishes is to grow up as fast as possible so that she can have a stable job, and when she reveals her dream to the magician Lee Eul, her life is changed forever.

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The Sound of Magic – Picture: Netflix

The first teaser was released on Netflix’s The Swoon YouTube channel on April 11th, 2022.

It came alongside the caption:

“Stumbling upon an abandoned amusement park, a high school student who’s been forced to grow up too early reignites her inner child when her life is once again filled with the wonders of magic.”

Who are the cast members of The Sound of Magic?

Only a limited number of cast members have been revealed for The Sound of Magic:

Role Cast Member Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
Lee Eul Ji Chang Wook Lovestruck in the City | Melting Me Softly | Suspicious Partner
Yun Ai Choi Sung Eun Beyond Evil | Start-Up |
Na Il Deung Hwang In Yeop True Beauty | Freshman | W.H.Y.
Lee Eul Nam Da Reum Beautiful World | Six Flying Dragons | While You Were Sleeping
Ji Soo Hong Seo Hee *Debuting in The Sound of Magic*

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What is the production status of The Sound of Magic?

Production Status: Post-Production (Last Updated: 20/01/2022)

Filming began in May 2021, but due to some of the cast and crew being tested positive for COVID-19, multiple delays happened to the production.

Filming had resumed by September 10th, and as of January 20th, 2022 filming is officially over.

What is the episode count?

It has been confirmed that The Sound of Magic will have a total of 6 episodes.

Are you looking forward to watching The Sound of Magic on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below! For more on the K-dramas coming to Netflix in May 2022, check out our constantly updating guide.

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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.