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The 8 Show: Plot, Cast, Release Date and More

The 8 Show

Netflix’s upcoming series, The 8 Show, might resemble the popular series, Squid Game, at first glance. However, when it comes to The 8 Show, there’s plenty more to look forward to along with a star-studded cast, and we’re here to tell you all about it. The upcoming series on Netflix is an adaptation of Bae Jin Soo’s webtoon Money Game, and if you’re familiar with the source material, then you know exactly what to look forward to in The 8 Show.

However, for those of you who aren’t familiar with Money Game, keep your worries aside because you can watch The 8 Show as a standalone series, without knowing much about Money Game. In this article, we will tell you more about the plot, cast, and release date of The 8 Show, so make sure you stick around until the end!

What is the Plot of The 8 Show?

The series follows 8 people who are in desperate need of money and must now participate in a reality show which is also their best opportunity to earn money and turn their lives around. These contestants will be surrounded by concrete walls and must last there for 100 days, however, this challenge is a lot harder than it presents itself.

What is the Plot of The 8 Show?
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Admittedly, there are a few similarities between The 8 Show and Squid Game, but it will be interesting to see how the latest series will set itself apart, and whether or not it will be as popular as Squid Game!

The Cast of The 8 Show

If you have been a fan of K-Dramas for a while now, you may recognize most of the cast members making an appearance in this series. There will 8 actors and actresses who will be leading the cast of the upcoming series, which also aligns with the title. The beloved actress Chun Woo-Hee, who has previously appeared in movies and shows like Delightfully Deceitful, Be Melodramatic, and The Wailing will be a part of The 8 Show.

Joining Woo-Hee in the Netflix series are Ryu Jun-yeol (Believer, Alienoid), Park Jeong-min (Deliver Us from Evil, Miracle: Letters to the President), Park Hae-joon (The World of the Married, Emergency Declaration), Bae Seong-woo (Inside Men, Confession of Murder), and others that you can catch glimpse of in the official teaser trailer of The 8 Show.

When and Where Can You Watch The 8 Show?

The release date of The 8 Show is less than a month away, which means all those curious won’t have to wait too long. The upcoming Korean series will be released on May 17, 2024, and will be exclusively available to stream on Netflix. The streaming platform has also announced the release date of this Show in a video which you can watch below!


Chances are, that you are just as intrigued as we are about The 8 Show, and will tune into Netflix next month to stream this series. However, if you’re still undecided, make sure you keep a look out for our detailed review on the same!