NETFLIX created quite a splash on social media over the last week by holding a regional presentation and announcing what was coming to their platform in terms of Korean entertainment over the next year and probably some in 2022 as well. The streaming site announced that they are spending $500 million dollars on Korean entertainment at this conference as well.
So what was some of the new dramas/content that were announced during this conference?
KDRAMA: Move to Heaven - This drama is about a uncle (played by Lee Je Hoon) and his nephew (who is autistic) (played by Tang Jun Sang) and them running a company that comes in and handles items left by the deceased once they are gone.
KDRAMA: Squid Games - This drama is about a group of people (played by actors such as Lee Jung Jae, Park Hae Soo and Heo Sung Tae) who decide to become players in a deadly survival game in order to try and win a prize of $40 million dollars.
KDRAMA: Hellbound - This drama is about people who hear predictions when they are going to die. When that time comes, a death angel comes and kills them. Are these angels real or not? This cast is packed with Korean actors and actresses such as Yoo Ah In, Kim Hyun Joo, Park Jung Min, Won Jin Ah and Ryu Kyung Soo.
KDRAMA: The Silent Sea - This kdrama has some heavy hitters when it comes to Korean entertainment such as Gong Yoo and Bae Doona. It is the story of a special team who is sent to the moon to retrieve a mysterious sample from an abandoned space station on the moon.
KDRAMA: All of Us Are Dead - You want zombies? WELL THIS DRAMA WILL HAVE IT! It is the story of a group of high school students who are trapped in their school as a zombie invasion is rampant outside. It stars up and coming stars like Yoon Chan Young, Park Ji Hoo, Jo Yi Hyun, Shin Jae Hwi, Ahn Ji Ho AND SO MANY MORE!!
KDRAMA: My Name - A drama about a woman who joins an organized crime ring and becomes a mole within the police force. All to find out the truth about her father's death. It stars Han So Hee and Ahn Bo Hyun.
KDRAMA: So Not Worth It - A multi-national sitcom about students who live in a dorm at a university in Seoul. Some of the cast includes Park Se Wan, Choi Young Jae (formerly from GOT7) and Minnie (From (G)IDLE).
STAND ALONE EPISODE OF KINGDOM: Kingdom: Ashin of the North - An origin story and side story/companion to Kingdom S2. It tells the story of Ashin, (played by Jun Ji Hyun) the woman that popped up at the end of Season 2 of Kingdom.
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I am sure this is just the TIP OF THE ICEBERG that we will be seeing from NETFLIX in the coming years.
What are you excited for? What caught your eye?