‘Hyena’ Season 1: Netflix K-Drama, Kim Hye Soo Return to Acting, Plot & Episode Release Dates

Review Ethan / 2023-04-05 17:47:24

The ever-growing list of K-dramas that are coming to Netflix has made February a busy month. Netflix's latest K-drama series features Kingdom's star Joo JiHoon and Kim Hye Soo (who returns to acting almost four years after her departure). You can find everything about Hyena here, including the trailer and plot.

Hyena, a Netflix Original K-drama series, is based on the screenplay of Kim Roo Ri. Jang Tae Yoo, who has previously directed the series for the drama Four Men or You Who Came from the Stars, will direct the series. Netflix has licensed the series, and two episodes will be released each week.

What is the Netflix release date of Hyena season one?

Netflix will release the first episode of Hyena on Saturday February 22nd 2020.

Hyena episodes will be available twice a week on Sundays and Saturdays.

How many episodes are there?

For the first season, Hyena will have 16 episodes.

Every episode will run for 70 minutes.

Hyena Season 1 Episode Release Schedule

Before arriving on Netflix, episodes of Hyena are broadcast in South Korea. Mydramalist has confirmed that Hyena's first episode will be broadcast Friday 21 February 2020.

Here is the Hyena Season 1 Episode Release Schedule:

Episode SBS Air Date Netflix Release Date
1 21/02/2020 22/02/2020
2 22/02/2020 23/02/2020
3 28/02/2020 29/02/2020
4 29/02/2020 01/03/2020
5 06/03/2020 07/03/2020
6 07/03/2020 08/03/2020
7 13/03/2020 14/03/2020
8 14/03/2020 15/03/2020
9 20/03/2020 21/03/2020
10 21/03/2020 22/03/2020
11 27/03/2020 28/03/2020
12 28/03/2020 29/03/2020
13 03/04/2020 04/04/2020
14 04/04/2020 05/04/2020
15 10/04/2020 11/04/2020
16 11/04/2020 12/04/2020

How does Hyena's plot work?

Soompi has provided the following summary:

‘Hyena’ deals with very competitive, private lawyers who only work for the richest 1% of society. Lawyer Jung Geum Ja crosses the boundaries of law and lawlessness, justice and injustice, ethics and corruption, She is a true hyena that chases after success and money no matter what it takes. Armed with the strongest survival instincts, she endures through it all. Yoon Hee Jae is a successful, elite lawyer. Confident in his abilities, he possesses a brilliant mind that is wrapped around his ego. Using his skills to support the highest in the land, he’s an expert at maneuvering the law to cater to their needs.

Who’s in the cast of Hyena?

These cast members were confirmed as stars in Hyena's first season:

Role Cast Member Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
Yoon Hee Jae Joo Ji Hoon Kingdom | Lucifer | Mask
Jung Geum Ja Kim Hye Soo Signal | Han River Ballad | Rosy Life
Song Pil Joong Lee Kyung Young Vagabond | Misty | Stranger
Kim Min Joo Kim Ho Jung Chocolate | Arthdal Chronicles | Age of Youth 2
Ma Suk Goo Song Young Kyu Hot Stove League | Partners for Justice 2 | Come and Hug Me
Ga Ki Hyuk Jun Suk Ho Confession | Kingdom | Chocolate
Kim Chang Wook Hyun Bong Shik Strangers From Hell | Forbidden Dream | Ode To My Father
Park Se Jin Park Se Jin Mirror of the Witch | Another Child
Jung Ji Hwan Jung Ji Hwan When the Camellia Blooms | Sweet Stranger and Me
Jung Dong Geun Jung Dong Geun The Fiery Priest | Mr. Sunshine | Stranger
Kong Ki Joon Park Joo Ho Tunnel | Thirty But Seventeen | Hot Stove League

Kim Hye Soo, a veteran actress returns to television for the first time in nearly four years. The beginning of her incredible and extensive filmography started in the 80s when she was in high school. Her fans are excited for Hyena's return.

Netflix viewers will recognize Joo JiHoon's role as Lee Chang, the Crown Prince in popular series Kingdom.

Promotional poster for Hyena – Copyright. SBS

Hyena can Hyena claim the highest-rated Korean drama on public broadcast.

Hyena would have to be very proud to hold the top spot in Korean television for highest-rated Korean dramas. You and I still holds that spot after 22 years.

The top 20 shows have not been broken into in the last ten years. In 2019, the 29th place was occupied by My Only One on KSB2. It is becoming increasingly difficult for terrestrial television to gain higher ratings due to the increasing number of channels available and more entertainment options.

Sandglass is currently the fourth-highest-rated SBS series. Nationally, the 21st series episode earned 64.7% and averaged 50.8% across the entire season.

Hyena must work hard to break even into the Top 20.

Do you look forward to Hyena being on Netflix? Comment below to let us know!

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