2018 K-Drama “My Secret Terrius” is Going Viral for Having Predicted the COVID-19 Pandemic


My Secret Terrius, which is currently available on Netflix as part of its Korean drama series collection, tells the story of a secret agent who is disconnected from the world after a botched operation attempts to uncover the mystery behind the death of a friend. The K-drama starring So Ji-sub came out in 2018, but in the midst of the novel coronavirus once again trended on social media (COVID-19).

This scene from the 2018 Korean drama series My Secret Terrius shows a doctor explaining to Yoo Ji-yeon (played by Im Se-mi) about a manmade coronavirus.

Here’s a clip of the scene with English subtitles.

A Tagalized version of My Secret Terrius was aired on ABS-CBN from September to November 2019 with the title Codename: Terrius.


Netizen’s Reactions to My Secret Terrius

The scene was of course quickly noticed by the internet, with some netizens assuming that the new coronavirus may have been predicted by the Korean drama series.

So did My Secret Terrius predict the pandemic?

The viral scene was addressed by Metro.co.uk, a British News publication, and the article explains why My Secret Terrius did not predict coronavirus.

The term coronavirus has already been used by the medical community for a long time, and it refers to a variety of viruses, including the common cold, according to the article.

COVID-19 is a coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China.

In the story of My Secret Terrius, the coronavirus is depicted to be manmade.


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