Netflix’s original series “Bloodhounds” topped Netflix’s Worldwide TV Show ranking a week after its release.
According to the global streaming site Flix Patrol on June 15th (local time), Netflix’s “Bloodhounds” ranked No.1 on Netflix’s Top TV Shows chart with 681 points.
As of the 15th, “Bloodhounds” already topped the chart in 20 countries, including Korea, France, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Nigeria, Thailand and Vietnam.
Released on the 9th, “Bloodhounds” depicts the story of two young boxers who get caught up in the world of private loans, where money comes before human life, fighting against huge forces.
Before rising to 1st place, “Bloodhounds” already received keen attention and ranked No.2 in Netflix’s TV Show category by recording 27.97 million views within three days of its release.
In fact, the series went through ups and downs throughout its production stage before getting released. In May last year, actress Kim Sae Ron, who played the leading role of Hyun Joo in “Bloodhounds”, caused a drunk driving accident.
As the scandal intensified, Kim Sae Ron dropped out of the project in the middle of production. According to reports, the script was revised significantly. Since Kim Sae Ron’s character plays a crucial role in leading the overall story, it was very difficult to remove her entirely. Therefore, the director decided to keep her scenes at the beginning of the drama.
Written and directed by “Midnight Runners” director Kim Joo Hwan, “Bloodhounds” stars actors Woo Do Hwan, Lee Sang Yi, Park Sung Woong, Kim Sae Ron, and Heo Joon Ho.