Netflix has announced in a recent press release that the upcoming drama Record of Youth will premiere on their entertainment platform in the second half of the year.
Helmed by director Ahn Gil-ho of Memories of the Alhambra (2018–2019), Record of Youth will air exclusively on Netflix for locations outside of South Korea while its local first-window broadcast rights will be employed by Total Variety Network (tvN).
Record of Youth features lead stars Park Bo-gum, Park So-dam, and Byeon Woo-seok and follows the lives of their characters who are trying to make their way in the fashion industry. Despite the struggles they face for coming from humble beginnings, their passion for the craft fuels them to continue reaching for their dreams. It is a tale penned by screenwriter Ha Myung-hee, who previously authored the original novel and screenplay of the romance drama Temperature of Love (2017).
Park Bo-gum (Encounter) has taken on the role of Sa Hye-jun, a pragmatic young man and aspiring model slash actor who juggles idealism with the reality of everyday life. He has an optimistic and amiable personality that are complemented with an objective sense of judgment.
Meanwhile, Park So-dam (Cinderella and the Four Knights) has signed up to portray the female protagonist An Jeong-ha, a smart lady and budding make-up artist who has a strong personality. With her inherent wit and unbending determination, she follows her own path and finds security in her resilience under pressure.
Completing the trio is Byeon Woo-seok (Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency) who has suited up as Hye-jun’s gentle but competitive best friend Won Hae-hyo. Because he gives his utmost efforts to the things that matter to him, he does not appreciate it when all his hard work is attributed to the fact that he was born into privilege.
Record of Youth (also known as The Moment) is a co-production project between Studio Dragon, the scripted television studio behind Legend of the Blue Sea (2016–2017), Crash Landing on You (2019–2020), and The King: Eternal Monarch (ongoing), and Pan Entertainment, a company that produced numerous international-hit television series such as Winter Sonata (2002), Moon Embracing the Sun (2012), and Fight for My Way (2017).
Source: Press Release from Netflix