Seoul, South Korea—Moonlight has arrived.
The first episode of the popular Netflix series premiered last night and is being watched by a new generation of Americans, with a new star on the horizon.
The film, written by Steven Zaillian, tells the story of a former police officer who takes on the name of “Moonlight” to fight crime in the fictional city of Seoul.
The movie premiered last month on the streaming service, and its success is being seen as a sign of things to come for the series, which will be re-broadcast on the network next month.
Zaillian has written episodes of the show for more than 30 years, and the first installment of the series is set to debut on October 20.
It will have two more episodes scheduled for next year, which are being made available through Netflix’s U.S. streaming service.
Zoillian also created the first episode for the current television season, starring Matthew McConaughey as the title character.
The film will have a similar story to the original, but the new film will focus on a young man named Michael (played by Lee Kwang Soo).
The film is being produced by Hollywood veteran Lee Kang Hee, who also wrote the screenplay for the film.
Lee Kang Hea said that he hoped to “make an epic” film that is “a perfect representation of the Korean American experience,” and that it would be made “in a way that respects our culture.”
The film is scheduled to be released in 2018.
The South Korean government is investing in the film’s release, with the country’s film academy pledging to make more than $300 million in the first year of the film, according to the Korea Times.