Netflix Plans Biggest-Ever Lineup of Korean Shows

  • By Lee Tae-hoon

    January 20, 2023 13:14

    Netflix will stream a record 28 new Korean shows this year after a string of global successes in recent times.
    More than 60 percent of global subscribers watched at least one Korean movie or series last year, and the global fanbase continues to rise, according to the streaming platform.
    The growth has been particularly rapid in the Asia Pacific region. What' said Korea generated 6.63 percent of the top 10 streaming content last year, ranking second ahead of the U.K. and Spain.
    The second seasons of hit Korean series are in store this year, including the apocalyptic horror series "Sweet Home" and military drama "D.P."
    The much-awaited second part of "The Glory" will also be shown from March 19, consisting of another eight episodes. 
    The revenge series, written by star screenwriter Kim Eun-sook and starring Song Hye-kyo, became an instant hit when the first eight episodes dropped late last month.
    Six Korean movies are set for release as well. The action adventure "Carter" already ranked ninth in the non-English movie category just 28 days after release. Sci-fi drama "Jung_E" starring late actress Kang Soo-yeon and directed by Yeon Sang-ho, who helmed "Train to Busan," becomes available on Friday, while "Kill Boksoon" starring Jeon Do-yeon as a single mother and assassin is in the pipeline.
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