On December 1, the global streaming sensation “Sweet Home,” directed by Lee Eung-bok and Park So-hyeon, will return for its second season on Netflix. Ahead of its much-awaited premiere, fans can dive deeper into the action and check out creators Kim Carnby and Hwang Young-chan’s digital comic – the source material behind the series– in full on WEBTOON.
Season one of the Netflix adaptation of “Sweet Home” was a runaway hit with fans and critics at its launch in Dec. 2020, reaching No. 1 on the platform in eight global regions and entering the Top 10 in more than 40 countries. The series was one of the first WEBTOON-adapted hits on Netflix, ahead of “All of Us Are Dead” and “Hellbound”, making waves as the first South Korean title to enter Netflix’s Top 10 in the United States, according to The Hollywood Reporter – prior to the premiere of other hits including “Squid Game.”
Before it became a megahit streaming series, the story started as a popular digital comic on WEBTOON created by Kim Carnby and Hwang Young-chan. The series follows a reclusive high school student who, after an unexpected family tragedy, is forced to leave his home only to face something much scarier: a reality where monsters are trying to wipe out humanity. The webcomic has over 1.3 billion views globally on WEBTOON, and fans can access all 140 episodes of the original webcomic exclusively on WEBTOON before watching the new season on Netflix.
The Sweet Home webcomic first became available to WEBTOON readers in the U.S. in 2018 after making its debut in Korea in 2017. Notably, the Netflix adaptation of “Sweet Home” is co-produced by WEBTOON’s Studio N, alongside Studio Dragon. WEBTOON subsidiary Studio N produces stories from the WEBTOON library for TV and film; the studio has produced Netflix hits like “Bloodhounds” and “See You in My 19th Life,” as well as Disney+’s latest K-drama, “Vigilante,” among many others. “Sweet Home” has been renewed for a third season at Netflix.
Source: Press Release