A scene from South Korean drama "Extraordinary Attorney Woo," whose popularity has hit the global Netflix charts. Photo courtesy of AStory
SEOUL, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- South Korean series Extraordinary Attorney Woo has hit the top five most popular shows in Netflix's global ranking.
The legal drama was at No. 5 on Sunday worldwide, according to FlixPatrol, while topping the list in nine countries -- Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
The show rose to No. 3 Thursday, the highest spot since its premiere in late June.
It even broke the United States' top 10 list last week, appearing in the ninth spot Thursday then rising to seventh the next day.
The series, directed by Yoo In-sik, depicts a brilliant 27-year-old lawyer who is identified as having autism. She enters a top law firm in Seoul and solves cases with her blend of unique, out-of-the-box thinking.
The 16-episode show's cast is made up mostly South Korean performers with actress Park Eun-bin in the title role.
The series is not a Netflix original. South Korea's entertainment company AStory and KT Studio Genie, an affiliate of the country's top telecom company KT, were in charge of the production.
The show's producers have even turned the show into a webtoon, which is available now in four languages -- Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese.
The producers are reportedly reviewing a proposal for the series to be adapted as a U.S. remake.
The success of the series has seen the share price of AStory jump more than 50% last month on the Seoul exchange. Its share price was, however, down 3.02% on Monday.