Will K-Drama Series ‘Bad Prosecutor’ be on Netflix?

The highly anticipated new K-drama won't be headed to Netflix.

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Bad Prosecutor – Picture: KBS

One of the most anticipated new K-dramas of 2022 is undoubtedly Bad Prosecutor. Once thought to be coming to Netflix in October 2022, we’ve learned that won’t be the case.

Bad Prosecutor is a new crime K-drama series directed by Kim Sung Ho and written by Im Young Bin. It comes from KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) who have licensed numerous titles to Netflix globally although it’s not under an overall deal like Netflix has with JTBC or tvN.

Here’s what you can expect if you decide to watch:

“A story about a prosecutor named Jin Jung who is armed with bad manners and delinquency. He breaks down the sanctuaries created by wealth and power, and he even takes down the greedy people living in those sanctuaries. He uses expedient methods over conventional ones, tricks over standard procedures, and delinquency over sincerity in order to stop the corrupt authorities from undermining society.”

Among the cast Bad Prosecutor included:

  • Doh Kyung Soo as Jin Jung
  • Lee Se Hee as Shin Ah Ra
  • Ha Joon as Oh Do Hwan
  • Joo Bo Young as Baek Eun Ji
  • Lee Si Eon as Go Joong Do
  • Kim Sang Ho as Park Jae Kyung
  • Yun Joon Suk as Clerk
  • Lee Hyo Na as Park Ye Young
  • Kim Tae Woo as Kim Tae Ho
  • Kim Hi Eo Ra as Chief of Organization
  • Yoon Jung Sub as Mr. Park
  • Kim Yoo Hwan as Seo Ji Han
  • Hong Sang Pyo
  • Kim Chang Wan
  • Kim Geum sOON
  • Shin Seung Hwan

Is Bad Prosecutor coming to Netflix?

Throughout the summer of 2022, it was expected that Netflix would be the streaming home for the new crime mystery series. MyDramaList notably featured Netflix as the distributor and we reported on that fact. Namuwiki also had references to the series coming to Netflix.

However, as October rolled around, we learned that Bad Prosecutor had not been licensed to Netflix in any region. Instead, the rights belong internationally to Rakuten’s Viki, which is streaming the first episode for free.

Viki will hold the rights to Bad Prosecutor for the foreseeable future in most regions and hosts the show with numerous subtitle options, including English, Spanish, and French.

The series was also licensed to the Korean-focused streamer Kocowa in select regions.

Would you have liked to have seen Bad Prosecutor 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.