There are a host of K-dramas coming to Netflix in the near future, including the upcoming political drama. the whirlwind. We’re keeping track of everything you need to know about The Whirlwind, including the plot, cast news, production updates, and the Netflix release date.

the whirlwind is an upcoming South Korean Netflix Original political drama directed by Kim Yong Wan (if you want me), and written by screenwriter Park Kyung Soo (Punch).

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Image: Kim Yong Wan (left) and Park Kyung Soo (right)

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What is the plot of the whirlwind?

the synopsis of the whirlwind has been obtained from AsianWiki:

“Park Dong Ho is the prime minister of South Korea. He wants to punish the corrupt president, who colludes with powerful family corporations called chaebols, and change the world of politics. Jung Soo Jin is the vice premier for economic affairs. She confronts Park Dong Ho and a fierce political fight ensues.”

Who are the cast members of The Whirlwind?

Sol Kyung Gu will be playing the lead role of Park Dong Ho. Till the date, the whirlwind It will be the second drama in Sol Kyung Gu’s career and the first since 1999. For Netflix, Sol Kyung Gu was previously seen in the thriller kill bok soon. Outside of Netflix, he is best known for his work in films like Memoir of a Murderer, Gonggongui Jeog, and Oasis.

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Image: Sun Kyung Gu

Kim Hee Ae will be playing the lead role of Jung Soo Jin. Netflix subscribers will recognize the actress as Queenmaker’s Hwang Do Hee, which is her only appearance on Netflix to date. Kim Hee Ae had the leading role in the jTBC series The World of the Married, which is currently the highest-rated Korean cable drama series in history.

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Image: Kim Hee Ae

What is the production status of the whirlwind?

Reported status: Complete (Last update: 07/06/2023)

filming for the whirlwind it reportedly took place between the end of January 2023 and ended at the end of June 2023.

We would have expected the K-drama to be in full post-production, so reports of its completion so soon after filming wrapped may be incorrect.

At least with filming wrapped, there’s a distinct possibility that a 2023 release is possible.

When is the whirlwind are you coming to netflix

At the time of writing, there is no official Netflix release date.

With the filming reportedly wrapped up, there is a chance that the K-drama will arrive before the end of 2023.

A more realistic release date would be the first or second quarter of 2024.

Are you waiting for the release of the whirlwind on netflix? Let us know in the comments below!