• Song Hye-Kyo stars in "The Glory" as a woman seeking revenge against bullies 
  • The upcoming drama is Song's first thriller series
  • Netflix is promoting Korean entertainment after the global success of “Squid Game”

South Korean superstar Song Hye-Kyo is set to star in a new Netflix drama about a woman who is seeking revenge against a group of bullies from her childhood.

The upcoming drama, “The Glory” will reunite Song with the “queen of Korean Romance,” Kim Eun-Sook, who was also the writer of the 2016 smash hit “Descendants of the Sun.”

The thriller series is largely different from Song's past works as she has mostly been involved in romantic dramas such as “Full House,” “That Winter, The Wind Blows,” “Now We Are Breaking Up,” and “Encounter.”

In "Descendants of the Sun," Song portrayed a surgeon who falls in love with a Special Forces officer while in an overseas mission.

Aside from punishing the bullies, Song’s character, Moon Dong-Eun, will also seek revenge against bystanders who did nothing to help her while she was being bullied. Lee Do-Hyun, star of “18 Again,” will join Song in the new drama as a man with a secret past.

The other cast members include Lim Ji-Yeon, Yeom Hye-Ran, Park Sung-Hoon and Jung Sung-Il.

“The Glory” is produced by Hwa & Dam Pictures and will be directed by Ahn Gil-Ho who is known for thriller dramas such as “Memories of the Alhambra,” and “Record of Youth.” The production team is yet to announce the release date of the series.

Following the global success of “Squid Game” and the zombie drama “All of Us are Dead,” Netflix is reportedly keen on promoting Korean entertainment on the platform.

Other streaming services are also capitalizing on the increasing popularity of Korean content.

Just last week, Disney announced it struck a deal with BTS’ music label HYBE corporation to co-produce five shows featuring the world’s biggest boy band beginning with the reality show, "In The Soop: Friendcation" starring V and his celebrity friends known as the Wooga Squad.

The shows include a taped “Permission to Dance” concert of BTS in L.A. and a behind-the-scenes documentary of the concert. The documentary also includes footage of their activities “as they prepare for their second chapter,” according to a joint statement by Disney and HYBE published by CNN.

K-drama fans were in shock when top stars Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo filed for divorce earlier this year. jingdianmeinv/Flickr