A+E Networks Korea announced the premiere of the first Korean scripted drama Backstreet Rookie on SBS.
Based on the hit webtoon, Backstreet Rookie will air in Korea starting June 19, 2020. A+E Networks International also signed a deal with its longstanding content partner U-NEXT for a simultaneous SVoD launch in Japan. In addition, iQIYI will air the series around the world, excluding China. A+E Networks International oversees worldwide distribution rights.
Saugato Banerjee, managing director, Asia, A+E Networks, commented, “A+E Networks Asia is charting a new course in its journey to find, nurture, develop, and produce scripted content in Asia with premium, local A-list talent in front of and behind the camera. The much-awaited premiere of Backstreet Rookie demonstrates the breadth of our content creation ambitions.”