Netflix K-Drama ‘Racket Boys’ Season 1: Plot, Cast & Episode Release Schedule

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The K-Dramas are picking up steam on Netflix in 2021, and while we still have lots to look forward to throughout March and April, we can already look ahead to the release of Racket Boys in May. We’ll be keeping track of everything you need to know about Racket Boys, including the plot, cast, trailer drops, and the episode release schedule.

Racket Boys is an upcoming Netflix Original K-Drama series by screenwriter Jung Bo Hoon. The series is directed by Jo Young Kwang who is known for his work on Defendant and Heart Surgeons.

When is the Racket Boys season 1 Netflix release date?

The first episode of Racket Boys will be released on Netflix on Monday, May 31st, 2021.

Racket Boys will have a total of 16 episodes, with two new episodes arriving on a weekly basis every Monday and Tuesday. Each episode will have a runtime of approximately 60 minutes.

Racket Boys episode release schedule

Prior to arriving on Netflix, episodes of Racket Boys will be broadcast on the South Korean national broadcast service SBS.

Episode SBS Broadcast Date Netflix Release Date
1 31/05/2021 31/05/2021
2 01/06/2021 01/06/2021
3 07/06/2021 07/06/2021
4 08/06/2021 08/06/2021
5 14/06/2021 14/06/2021
6 15/06/2021 15/06/2021
7 21/06/2021 21/06/2021
8 22/06/2021 22/06/2021
9 28/06/2021 28/06/2021
10 29/06/2021 29/06/2021
11 05/07/2021 05/07/2021
12 06/07/2021 06/07/2021
13 12/07/2021 12/07/2021
14 13/07/2021 13/07/2021
15 19/07/2021 19/07/2021
16 20/07/2021 20/07/2021

Please Note: The release date of Racket Boys has changed from May 17th, 2021 to May 31st, 2021.

What is the plot of Racket Boys?

Ra Young Ja was once a legendary badminton player but has since retired from being a professional. Hired as a coach for a middle school badminton team, she’s never had to work harder than getting her ragtag team of teenagers to become winners.

Who are the cast members of Racket Boys?

There will be a few familiar, but obscure faces from other Netflix Originals who are starring in Racket Boys:

Role Cast Member Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
Yoon Hyun Jong Kim Sang Kyung The Crowned Clown | What Happens to My Family | The Great King, Sejong
Ra Young Ja Oh Na Ra SKY Castle | Woman of Dignity | Chicago Typewriter
Yoon Hae Kang Tang Jun Sang Crash Landing on You | Pluto Squad | A Poem a Day
Bang Yun Dam Son Sang Yeon Failing in Love | Triple Fling | Revolutionary Love
Na Woo Chan Choi Hyun Wook Real:Time:Love | Pop Out Boy! | Taxi Driver
Lee Yong Tae Kim Kang Hoon Mr. Queen | 18 Again | Kingdom
Lee Han Sol Lee Ji Won SKY Castle | Romance is a Bonus Book | The Uncanny Counter
Han Se Yoon Lee Jae In Hospital Playlist | Modern Farmer | Beautiful World
Jung In Sol Kim Min Ki True Beauty | Pop Out Boy! | The Temperature of Language: Our Nineteen
Hong Yi Jang Woo Hyun Sweet Home | Awaken | Backstreet Rookie
Coach Bae Shin Jung Keun Hotel del Luna | Mr. Sunshine | Untouchable
Mrs. Shin Baek Ji Won Sell Your Haunted House | Do You Like Brahms? | Once Again


How will Racket Boys perform in the ratings?

The public broadcast ratings are harder to beat than the cable ratings, as public broadcast records go back decades. It takes a special series to breach the Public Broadcast top 50, so Racket Boys has some serious competition.

SBS has a total of 10 dramas in the top 50 list, the highest-rated, Sandglass, stands at a huge 64.5%. To beat the lowest, and 50th ranked overall, Dear Heaven, then Racket Boys will need to exceed a rating of 44.9%.

Are you looking forward to the release of Racket Boys on 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.