The official trailer for South Korean drama Little Women has arrived, giving us a look at the upcoming series loosely based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic American novel. And when we say loose, we mean loose.
Set in modern-day South Korea, Little Women follows the three Oh sisters: diligent eldest sibling In-ju (Kim Go-eun), headstrong journalist In-kyung (Nam Ji-hyun), and sensitive young artist In-hye (Park Ji-hu). Having struggled with poverty while growing up, the three sisters unexpectedly find themselves embroiled in a conspiracy involving the disappearance of 70 billion won ($52 million).
Of course, like the characters in Squid Game before them, Little Women‘s protagonists soon discover that such a huge amount of money inevitably brings trouble. It won’t be surprising if this new K-drama has some pointed things to say about wealth inequality as well.
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The plot has few immediately apparent similarities to the original novel it’s based on, and there are only three sisters instead of four (appearing roughly analogous to Meg, Jo, and a blend of Beth and Amy March).
But it does look intriguing, and with The Handmaiden‘s Chung Seo-kyung writing and Vincenzo‘s Kim Hee-won directing, it should definitely be engaging.
Little Women arrives on Netflix Sept. 3.