Korean Crime-Drama ‘The Accidental Narco’ Season 1 Headed to Netflix

The highly exciting South Korean crime-thriller 'The Accidental Narco' is coming to Netflix in 2022.

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With a Narcos shaped hole left in the Netflix line-up, hoping to fill that void will be Yoon Jong Bin’s crime-thriller, The Accidental Narco. Coming to Netflix sometime in 2022, the highly exciting series will star Squid Game and Money Heist actor Park Hae Soon. Here’s everything we know so far about The Accidental Narco season 1 on Netflix.

The Accidental Narco is an upcoming South Korean crime-thriller series written and directed by Yoon Jong Bin.

With highly exciting k-dramas arriving in 2022 such as the adaptation of Money Heist and Love to Hate You, and lots of internationally licensed content still to come, it has never been a better time to be a k-drama fan with a Netflix subscription.


When is The Accidental Narco coming to Netflix?

Netflix has yet to announce an official release date for The Accidental Narco, however, we do know that the crime-thriller will be released at some point in 2022.

We predict we’ll see The Accidental Narco arrive on Netflix in Q3 of 2022. This means we hope to see the series arrive between July-September.


What is the plot of The Accidental Narco?

Based on true events, Suriname takes place in South America, where a drug lord operating in the country has grabbed the attention of the National Intelligence Service. The intelligence service enlists the help of an ordinary entrepreneur who set his sights on making his fortune in Suriname but only to fall knee-deep into the world of drug crime.


Who are the cast members of The Accidental Narco?

The most recognizable cast member of The Accidental Narco is arguably Squid Game’s Park Hae Soo. The actor played a big part in Squid Game as Cho Sang Woo or contestant”No. 218.” Fans will get to see more of Park Hae Soo on Netflix this year in the Korean adaptation of Money Heist as Berlin.

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Park Hae Soon in Squid Game (left) and Money Heist (right)

For the award winning actors Ha Jung Woo, and Hwang Jung Min, they will both making their Netflix debut in The Accidental Narco. This is only the fourth drama series for Hwang Jung Min, who previously starred in the dramas That Fool (2009), Korean Peninsula (2012), and Hush (2020).

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Hwang Jung Min in Hush (left) and Hostage: Missing Celebrity (right)

Between 2002 and 2016 Ha Jung Woo starred in five k-dramas. The Accidental Narco will be his first k-drama role in six years since starring as himself in a guest role in the 2016 drama Entourage.

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Ha Jung Woo in Along with the Gods (left) and The Tunnel (right)

Below are the confirmed cast members of The Accidental Narco:

Role Cast Member Where Have I Watched Them Before?
Kang In Gu Ha Jung Woo H.I.T | Age of Warriors | Honest Living
Jeon Yo Hwan Hwang Jung Min Korean Peninsula | That Fool | Hush
Choi Chang Ho Park Hae Soo Squid Game | Prison Playbook | Money Heist
Byeon Ki Tae Jo Woo Jin Mr. Sunshine | Chicago Typewriter | Goblin
David Park Yoo Yeon Seok Hospital Playlist | Mr. Sunshine | Dr. Romantic
TBA Choo Ja Hyun Arthdal Chronicles | Beautiful World | My Unfamiliar Family
TBA Chang Chen Love and Destiny | The Soul | Forever Young

What is the episode count?

The Accidental Narco has a total of six episodes. Each episode will have an approximate runtime of 50 minutes.


Are you looking forward to the release of The Accidental Narco on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below!

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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.