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

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October is a busy month for K-Dramas on Netflix, and one series, in particular, we’re excited to see is the upcoming drama Start-Up. A new weekly K-Drama arriving in Mid-October, we have everything you need to know about Start-Up, including, the plot, cast, trailer, and Netflix release date.

Start-Up is an upcoming licensed Netflix Original K-Drama series written by Park Hye Ryun and directed by Oh Choong Hwan.

When is the Start-Up Netflix release date?

The first episode of Start-Up will premiere on Netflix on Saturday, October 17th, 2020.

There will be a total of 16 episodes of Start-Up. Netflix will receive two episodes every week on Saturdays and Sunday until the series finale on December 6th, 2020.

Each episode will have an approximate runtime of 70 minutes.

Start-Up Episode Release Schedule Guide

Episodes of Start-Up will first be broadcast on South Korean cable television network tvN before arriving on Netflix the same day:

Episode tvN Broadcast Date Netflix Release Date
1 17/10/2020 17/10/2020
2 18/10/2010 18/10/2010
3 24/10/2020 24/10/2020
4 25/10/2020 25/10/2020
5 31/10/2020 31/10/2020
6 01/11/2020 01/11/2020
7 08/11/2020 08/11/2020
8 09/11/2020 09/11/2020
9 15/11/2020 15/11/2020
10 16/11/2020 16/11/2020
11 22/11/2020 22/11/2020
12 23/11/2020 23/11/2020
13 28/11/2020 28/11/2020
14 29/11/2020 29/11/2020
15 05/11/2020 05/11/2020
16 06/11/2020 06/11/2020

What is the plot of Start-Up?

In the Korean silicon valley, known as Sandbox, many hopeful businessmen and women are in the world of start-up companies. Seo Dal Mi has dreams of becoming Korea’s own Steve Jobs, and with her genius first love, an investor, and a business insider by her side, her dream may be closer than she thinks.

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Official tvN poster for Start-Up – Copyright. tvN

Who are the cast members of Start-Up?

The following cast members have been confirmed as the stars of Start-Up:

Role Cast Member Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
Seo Dal Mi Bae Suzy Vagabond | Access 2014 | You Who Came from the Stars
Nam Do San Nam Joo Hyuk Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo | Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryo | The Great Battle
Han Ji Pyung Kim Seon Ho Catch the Ghost | 100 Days My Prince | Chief Kim
Won In Jae Kang Han Na Designated Survivor: 60 Days | Familiar Wife | Just Between Lovers
Jung Sa Ha Stephanie Lee The Last Empress | Partners for Justice | The Great Battle
Kim Yong San Kim Do Wan Moment at Eighteen | Miss & Mrs. Cops | The Great Seducer
Alex Kwon Jasper Cho Descendants of the Sun | Terius Behind Me | Video Star
Cha Ah Hyun Song Sun Mi The Guardians | Memory | Private Lives
Lee Cheol San Yoo Su Bin Crash Landing on You | Live | Goodbye to Goodbye

Can Start-Up reach the Korean Cable Television Top 10?

Thanks to its Saturday/Sunday time slot, Start-Up has a huge chance to break into the Korean cable television top 10.

To enter the top 10, only one episode of Start-Up needs to exceed 12.55% in the ratings. To become the highest-rated tvN drama the series will need to beat the Crash Landing on You rating of 21.683%.

For Start-Up to claim the top spot it will need to dethrone The World of the Married with a giant score exceeding 28.371%.

Are you excited for the release of Start-Up on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below!

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

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 and serves as one of the lead writers here on What's on Netflix. Jacob covers all things Netflix movies and TV shows but specializes in covering anime and K-dramas. Resides in the United Kingdom.