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

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K-Dramas have found an excellent home on Netflix and have fast become some of the most binge-worthy genres on the streaming service. There’s another Original K-Drama to look forward to soon, Love Alarm. We have everything you need to know about the K-Drama, including the plot, cast, trailer, and release date.

Love Alarm is an upcoming Netflix Original South Korean drama based on the Webtoon of the same name by author Chon Kye-Young. The Original was the very first Korean series to be ordered by Netflix but will be the fourth to debut after Kingdom, Persona, and My First First Love.


What is the plot of Love Alarm?

In an increasingly digitalized age, so too is our love lives. When an unknown developer releases a dating app, it goes viral in South Korea. The app will tell the user if someone within 10 feet of them has romantic feelings for them, this greatly disrupts day to day life for Jojo. Soon, Jojo finds herself caught in a love triangle between her childhood friend Jung Ga Ram and Hwang Sun-oh, the handsome model.


Who is in the cast of Love Alarm?

The following cast members have been confirmed for Love Alarm:

Role Cast Member Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
Jojo Kim So-hyun Who Are You: School 2015 | Iris | Man of Vendetta
Lee Hee-Young Jung Ga-ram Fourth Place | The Poet and the Boy | Believer
Hwang Sun-oh Song Kang When the Devil Calls Your Name | Man Who Sets the Table | The Liar and His Lover
Il-sik Shin Seung-ho At Eighteen
Park Gool-mi Go Min-si Secret Boutique | Hundred Million Stars From the Sky | Welcome to Waikiki
Cheong Duk Gu Lee Jae-eung 18 – Eighteen Noir | Take Off | The Host
Max Song Geon-hee Moment at Eighteen | Sky Castle | My ID is Gangnam Beauty

How does the cast compare to the Webtoon design?

The Webtoon of which the series is based on has a very unique art style. Here’s how some of the cast compare to their illustrated characters:

Kim So Hyun (left), Song Kang (center), Jung Ga Ram (right)


Has Netflix released any promotional material?

Only a small amount of promotional material has been released.


When did production take place?

Unknown to many, Love Alarm was the first South Korean Original ordered by Netflix. However, due to scheduling, the production of the series was pushed back.

Filming began earlier this year and concluded at the end of June.


How many episodes will Love Alarm air?

This information was surprisingly difficult to find, but we have confirmation that the series will have eight episodes.

What are the run times of each episode?

This hasn’t been confirmed yet, but we expect each episode to be around 45 minutes.

Is this a limited series?

It hasn’t been listed as a limited series, and we’d be surprised if the title only had one season.

At the time of writing, the Webtoon which the series is based on, has over 160 chapters. We’re not sure eight episodes are enough to cover that amount of source material.


Has Netflix released a trailer for Love Alarm?

Indeed they have! It’s been a long time coming, but Netflix has finally released a trailer for Love Alarm.

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When is the release date for Love Alarm?

Love Alarm will be available to stream on Netflix on Thursday, 22nd of August!

Will Love Alarm be available in my region?

Yes! Love Alarm is a global original so no region is excluded from streaming the series.

What time will Love Alarm be available to stream from?

The timetable below is what time you’ll be available to stream Love Alarm in your region:

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 the latest titles from midnight Pacific Standard Time. If you live on the other side of the world, sadly you’ll be waiting until the late evening before receiving the latest titles.


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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.