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Netflix and YG Entertainment to launch a new sitcom-variety show

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On Thursday, 22 February, Netflix, together with a South Korean talent management agency, YG Entertainment, announced the launch of a Netflix original sitcom series, “YG Future Strategy Office (YG FSO).”

YG FSO will feature YG artists including Seungri of K-pop idol group Big Bang, Yoo Byung-jae of SNL Korea fame and Lee Jae-jin of idol group Sechs Kies. Other artists from YG Entertainment such as Sandara Park, Winner, iKON, and Blackpink are expected to appear on the show as guest stars.

“YG FSO features Seungri as the head of YG’s newly formed department, The Future Strategy Office, where many of YG’s troublemakers have been sent. The sitcom series will follow Seungri and his team of misfits as they work to regain their place in the company,” says Netflix in its statement.

YG Entertainment’s Park Joon-soo, director of YG FSO series, expressed his excitement for the show: “We are ambitiously introducing the new show YG FSO and are looking forward to it being introduced in 190 countries around the world. We plan on introducing more quality entertainment content that many people can enjoy.”

“We are excited to team up with YG Entertainment and Seungri of BIGBANG to introduce YG FSO,” said Erik Barmack, Vice President of International Original Series at Netflix. “We will continue to bring great Korean content for our viewers around the world to enjoy.”

The eight-episode series broadcast date is yet to be announced.


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