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Entourage to be simulcast in nine countries

It has been announced that tvN’s upcoming drama Entourage will be simultaneously broadcast in nine different Asian countries, including Korea, China, and Japan. In China, Entourage will be streamed through popular online media outlet Tencent Video at the same time as the Korean live broadcast. In Japan, it will be aired a week later on Mnet Japan. This is the first time a Korean drama has had such a wide release as a simulcast, and buzz continues to mount for the series.

Based on the 2004-2011 American series on HBO, Entourage features an inside look at showbiz through the eyes of an up-and-coming hot celeb Young-bin, played by Seo Kang-joon (Cheese in the Trap). His hilarious posse consists of Park Jung-min (You’re All Surrounded), Lee Kwang-soo (Dear My Friends), and Lee Dong-hwi (Answer Me 1988). Then there’s his agent, played by Jo Jin-woong (Signal), who hovers over him like a mother duck, cramping his style. The long list of famous stars lined up to cameo includes Song Ji-hyo, director Lee Jun-ik, girl group MAMAMOO, Kang Haneul, Kim Sung-kyun, and Ha Jung-woo.

The latest teasers feature the fun-loving group of boys living the high life on a yacht, a club, and attending the Busan International Film Festival. Despite Jo Jin-woong looking like he’s just about had it, Seo Kang-joon and his crew embrace their new glittering social lives and continue to live it up.

The second teaser explains a little bit more about Seo Kang-joon’s character, Young-bin, and his attitude toward his acting career: “If I say I don’t want to do it, I mean it.” Someone else says behind his back that the stardom has gone to his head, and he’s doing whatever he wants. With his characteristic happy-go-lucky attitude, Young-bin says that actors are capricious by nature, and tells everyone, “Just enjoy life. It’s great.”

Pre-show excitement is buzzing around, especially in China, where tvN is a known brand through well-made dramas like Oh Hae-young Again and Signal. Tencent Video’s drama department head Huang Ge stated that he believed Entourage would be a hit from the beginning, and that its humor would appeal to the Chinese audience. There are currently plans to air the series in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Australia as well. The hotly anticipated show is expected to garner large audiences in each of the nations in which it will air. Hopefully it’ll live up to the hype, because now there’s a lot of it.

Entourage will be broadcast on tvN Friday-Saturday, starting November 4.

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Via XSports News, Newspim

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The attention is also partly due to the popularity of the Asia Prince. We love you Lee Kwang Soo!!!

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No doubt. He is well loved in Asia.

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They need to put here the poster for Kwang Soo's webdrama "The Sound of the Heart", it's out since yesterday and it will be airing first in naver in november and then in kbs in december.

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Im ok with kwang soo but i cnt say hes super popular throughout asia. Hes unknown in the Philippines unlike Lee Min Ho, Dara Park, Gong Yoo, Park Shin Hye

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Yay Indonesia!

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Fellow Indonesian! Anyeong^^

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Hello Indonesian beanies!

I hope TvN on firstmedia air this the same time as Korea, I'll be watching for Jo Jin Woong <3 <3

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AMEEN to that!

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What? And I thought 'merica always gets first dibs.

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This is like Moon Lovers so much hype so much promotion and then meh...

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Dont jinx it !!!!

Lee kwangsoo need a breakthrough in acting field following his variety success for him to graduate from main character best friend to more bigger role in the future project

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Well, he already has one drama coming out at the year-end where he is the lead.. I am so happy that he is finally getting cast as the lead because considering his talent, it's looong overdue.. Go Girin!!! <3 <3 <3

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Excatly, my worries too..

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I still don't know how entourage as it was in US will translate in Korean tv with the whole sensitivity to image. Its good to publicize but hype doesn't mean end results will be good in any way. Here's keeping my fingers and toes crossed.

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What's keeping my hopes up is that it's on TVN and honestly, from the previews, it looks like it would be quite good. I'm enjoying Moon Lovers even with all its flaws but I did lower my standards because the previews did not look that great to me in comparison to the massive hype.

I didn't care for Entourage because of all the sex and cursing so I'm hoping thus will be quite entertaining with those factors toned down.

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this cast is just everything! I think I will definitely gonna like better than the original.

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Hmm. If this means multiple cuts/missing scenes for different countries, then I don't think I can really get behind the idea of a simulcast. We all know how well that worked out for Moon Lovers...

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Did that say Australia??? does anyone know where can I watch it in Australia?

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I'm curious about this too. If anyone knows please lets us in on where we could watch it.

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I'm wondering the same thing. I think the most logical conclusion though would be that it would be broadcasted on SBS because they tend to do subtitled content. I've never seen them sub for a Kdrama though, but they did do subs for Running Man (the Australian special) a while ago.
I would say that we should wait for it to air in Korea first & then check the SBS programming (I have a feeling it may be on SBS2 since that's the channel that airs the most Asian programs) or if there's any other alternate information about the Australian air time. It's still a bit early, I just checked and found nothing on it.

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Why is everyone assuming this will go the Moon Lovers way ?. The biggest difference here being the show is on a cable channel and I don't see tvN bowing down to pressure or anything by having to have a "directors" cut of the show . If we're going to talk about too much hype and not delivering well it wouldn't be the first time nor will it be the last for a drama to do so.

I hope it's a success for everyone involved, because each of the cast members are coming off from good projects (Signal, CITT - might've been a mess BTS but I enjoyed SKJ performance & DMY - it's amazing seeing what Kwangsoo is capable of when his not stuck playing the comedic side character.) I'm also really interested in seeing how they've managed to adapt it for the Korean audience and if it'll have the same vibe or not.

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I really wish this show will be awesome, I will still watch it for the cast anyway but this time please allow me to release my inner fangirl-self, MAMAMOO is going to cameo omg my girlsssssssssssssssssssss!!!! ♥♥♥ *swallows back my scream because I'm still in office*

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i'm looking forward to this, partly because i'm not sure what to expect. have never seen the original entourage (is it worth checking out btw?).

i think this, and jeon ji-hyun's drama (which can't come fast enough!) are the last two buzz dramas to look forward to for the rest of 2016, which was the strongest year of dramas in years. too bad saimdang is pushed for 2017.

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Yeah, it is worth checking out. The Tv series ran for 8 seasons, but if you don't have the patience for that, you can watch the movie to get a summary of what it is all about. The movie is about an hour and a half thereabout....

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I watched quite a lil (bits of Season 1 and 2) and it certainly is very entertaining though quite debauched - nudity, sex, parties and stuff. The best though is the core relationship between the 4 and Ari.

I think the TVN version will be a much tamer one, cos I think those kind of scenes do not translate well to the culture as it's so vastly different - I will be very much surprised if they did.

It would be fine with me though, cos that means more focus on the character relationships and growth and I'd take that any day. Plus it'd be great to see how they *supposedly portray Korean stars behind the scenes cos they seem sooo polite irl.

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lol I can totally imagine one of the cameo guests like Ha Jung Woo playing a total jerk who is a gentleman in front of the camera. After waving and blowing kisses to his fans, he'll curse and call them annoying behind closed doors.

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True..lol

Or Kang Haneul being a flirty Cassanova who hits on every lady(ies) he has a project with XD

I wonder how far they'll go, and how risky it'll be though I really doubt they'll risk it.

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Ha Jung-woo in any kind of character is a bonus. I hope director Park Chan-wook would just cameo as himself.

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Actually they will cameo as themselves, so Ha Jung Woo will be Ha Jung Woo, Park Chang Wook will be the director as he is etc. The thing with Entourage is that the drama characters are made to be "real" in that they interact with other actual stars as if they do exist. The thing they did in the TVN Awards I think they'll use that in the drama as something that "really" happened.

What's interesting is its the portrayal of the real life stars' characters that are fictionalized, which is fun :)

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Australia please yes OMG

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I hope this drama does good things for Park Jung Min's career. He's been nothing but great in everything I've watched him in.

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yas! my country is on the list. thank goodness for tvn asia.?

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This looks promising and has a # of actors that I like, but not sure if going to watch - depends on how much of a connection that Mark Wahlberg has to the Korean production and whether he gets any financial remuneration.

Not going to support anything that repeated hate-crime committer has anything to do with.

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Oh that's a good one. He was one of the creators of the show.

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What did he do?

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Errrr...I thought China has banned all k-drama, k-pop, fan meetings etc due to the dispute over the military shield?

Are they still going ahead to telecast it via the online media outline in China?

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The ban came into play after the drama was brought so it doesn't count.

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Okay now Viki, Dramafever, someone get the license pleeeaaaassssseeee! I haven't anticipated a drama in a long while the way I'm anticipating this!

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That would be DramaFever as usual. -_-

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I wish it were true but I have a gut feeling this would go the same way The Good Wife did, no license for either Viki or DF.

I've been checking my account like crazy, DF does not even list this in their upcoming dramas so my hope is dashing fast.

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Okay!! I take it back. They just listed it in their upcoming dramas. I'm so excited!

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Longer teaser ( Characters introduction)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPWVFFnCJWY

Looking promising so far!

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anticipating this drama.

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Malyasia? You mean Malaysia, dear admin? *now i need to dig which channel offer this drama

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Thanks for catching that! :)

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