Netflix has recently announced a new slate of best-in-class Korean shows - from reality to crime and sci-fi to romance, dramas and more.
“From K-pop and K-food, to K-zombie and K-content, we’ve seen how much people in different parts of the world love Korean cultures and stories. So we’re excited to announce these new best in class Korean stories for our members,” said Minyoung Kim, Vice President of Korean Content at Netflix.
“It’s amazing to see how these Korea films and TV resonate with audiences around the world - from Korea to South-East Asia and the Americas. By making it easy for people to watch films and shows from other countries, we can help them build empathy and develop a shared understanding of the world,” the executive added.
In 2019, Crash Landing on You, a romance story about a couple from the two Koreas showed the popularity of K-content making the top 10 list in the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand.
This year, Netflix will have more of the best-in-class K-stories with Kingdom, which returned with its second season on March 13. The K-zombie series has again become one of the Top 10 titles in almost every Asian country, and millions of people globally have already chosen to watch its second season - including many people who’ve never tried a show like this before. And that is just the beginning.
Currently streaming are: Itaewon Class starring Park Seo-jun and Kim Da-mi; Hyena led by Kim Hye-soo and Ju Ji-hoon; Hi Bye, Mama! with Kim Tae-hee and Lee Kyu-hyung playing the lead roles; Hospital Playlist featuring an ensemble cast including Cho Jung-seok, Yoo Yeon-seok, Jung Kyung-ho, Kim Dae-Myeung, and Jeon Mi-do; Kingdom Season 2 with Ju Ji-hoon, Ryu Seung-ryong, and Bae Doona in the main cast; and My Holo Love starring Yoon Hyun-min and Ko Sung-hee.
Upcoming titles are: Rugal starring Choi Jin-hyuk and Park Sung-woong (streaming March 28 in Korea, Latin America, and all English Speaking countries, May 24 in Japan and the rest of the world; Time to Hunt with main cast Lee Je-hoon, Ahn Jae-hong, Choi Woo-shik, Park Jeong-min, and Park Hae-soo (premiering on April 10); Extracurricular topbilled by Kim Dong-hee, Jung Da-bin, and Park Joo-hyun (streaming on April 29); The King: Eternal Monarch starring Lee Min-ho, Kim Go-eun, Woo Do-hwan, Kim Kyung-nam, and Jung Eun-chae (premiering in April); and It’s Okay to Not Be Okay with Kim Soo-hyun and Seo Ye-ji as lead stars (streaming in June).
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