Netflix K-drama Extraordinary Prosecutor Woo quickly became a sleeper hit, with the South Korean series recently breaking a new ratings record.
Starring Park Eun-bin as lawyer Woo Young-woo, Extraordinary Prosecutor Woo growing in popularity week by week, according to a new report published in Deadline.
Although that doesn’t quite echo last year’s success squid gamethe legal show racked up an impressive 67 million watch hours in its sixth week on the subscription service, after racking up 24 million in its first week.
The series’ latest numbers make it one of the few Netflix shows that managed to grow viewership in each of its first six weeks.
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In the USA, Extraordinary Prosecutor Woo remains at the top spot of Netflix’s weekly Top 10 for non-English series, a position it has held for five of its six available weeks.
And that’s not all, facts fans – the show also sits as the service’s eighth most popular non-English series of all time.
For those who haven’t logged in yet, Extraordinary Prosecutor Woo follows autistic lawyer Woo Young-woo, who graduated at the top of her class from law school and boasts an IQ of 164, as well as an incredible memory and creative thought process.
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Speaking recently, Park Eun-bin admitted that she initially turned down the lead role because she doesn’t have autism.
“I had to think it was a drama, so there would be some media influence. I didn’t want to negatively impact the ASD (autism spectrum disorder) community,” Park explained.
“Because this drama and its themes involve and concern many people, I felt a very strong sense of responsibility. I didn’t mean to offend or hurt anyone.”
Extraordinary Prosecutor Woo is available to watch on Netflix.