‘The Bequeathed’ K-Drama: Coming to Netflix in January 2024

Yeon Sang Ho's next zombie project is the Netflix Original series 'The Bequeathed.'

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The Bequeathed Netflix K Drama Coming To Netflix In January 2024

Picture: The Bequeathed – Netflix

The third Netflix Original from Train to Busan creator Yeon Sang-Ho, The Bequeathed, is coming to Netflix in January 2024. We’ll be keeping track of everything you need to know about the first season of The Bequeathed, including the plot, cast news, production updates, and the Netflix release date.

EDITORS NOTE: The project’s title has changed from Family Gravesite to The Bequeathed.

The Bequeathed is an upcoming South Korean Netflix Original thriller series written and directed by Yeon Sang-Ho, the creator of Hellbound and the Train to Busan franchise.


When is the Netflix release date?

With the release of the official teaser trailer, it has been confirmed that The Bequeathed will be released on Netflix on January 19th, 2024.

An official poster has also been revealed.

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Netflix poster for The Bequeathed


What is the plot of The Bequeathed?

The plot details for The Bequeathed are minimal, and we’ve only been able to find a small description from Han Cinema:

A work that depicts villagers turning into zombies with unknown symptoms.

What kind of zombies we will see in the K-drama has yet to be revealed. We fully expect to see the extremely fast flesh-eating ghouls, considering the series director is Yeon Sang Ho, the writer and director of the beloved Train to Busan.

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Yeon Sang Ho on the set of Train to Busan

Is The Bequeathed a part of the Train to Busan franchise?

By pairing zombies and Yeon Sang Ho together once more, we can all be forgiven for assuming The Bequeathed could be part of the Train to Busan franchise.

Nothing has been confirmed so far. However, from a marketing perspective, if the show were to be advertised by Netflix as a spin-off or prequel to Train to Busan, it would generate significant interest.

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The iconic zombies of Train to Busan

For now, we’re waiting for further details from Netflix.


Who are the cast members of The Bequeathed?

Kim Hyun Joo has been as Yoon Seo Ha. Subscribers will be familiar with her work on Netflix after previously starring in Hellbound. K-drama fans and Kim Hyun Joo fans specifically can look forward to seeing more of her on Netflix in 2023 with the release of Jung_E.

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Kim Hyun Joo

Park Hee Soon has been cast as Choi Seong Jun, and it will officially be his third Original series for Netflix after starring in A Model Family and My Name.

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Park Hae Soon

Park Byung Eun plays the role of Park Sang Min. The actor previously starred in Netflix shows such as Alchemy of Souls, Kingdom, and Arthdal Chronicles.

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Park Byung Eun The Bequeathed Netflix K Drama Coming To Netflix In January 2024

Picture: Park Byung Eun in Kingdom (left) and Arthdal Chronicles (right)

Ryu Kyung Soo plays the role of Kim Young Min. The actor has starred in multiple Netflix Originals, predominantly supporting roles in dramas such as Glitch, Hellbound, and Itaewon Class. However, Netflix subscribers will be more familiar with his work as Kang Gun in Lovestruck in the City or the Netflix film Jung_E.

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Pictured: Ryu Kyung Soo in Lovestruck in the City and Jung_E

Confirmed supporting cast members are Shin Bok Sook, and Hyun Bong Shik.

Park Sung Hoon is scheduled to appear in a guest role in the K-drama.

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What is the production status of The Bequeathed?

Production Status: Completed (Last Updated: 26/06/2023)

The Bequeathed was filmed between early November 2022 and late March 2023.

Post-production also looks to have been completed, as one of our sources has reported its production status as “Complete.”


Are you looking forward to the release of The Bequeathed 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.