Netflix unveils new Korean slate of originals
James R | On 07, Sep 2019
Netflix is stepping up its investment in Korean content with a new slate of more than 10 originals.
The announced slate includes a wide spectrum of genres, from supernatural action drama (The School Nurse Files) to romance with a sci-fi twist (My Holo Love), stand-up comedy (Park Narae: Glamor Warning) and more.
In the opening remarks at the 14th Asian TV Drama Conference, Rob Roy, Vice President – Content at Netflix APAC said: “Asian content has found fans around the world transcending languages and borders, and we are humbled to work with some of the finest creators and talent here in Korea and all over the region.”
He added: “Whether it is a story about a Joseon crown prince saving his kingdom from zombies or a school nurse protecting students with her supernatural gift, each show is about how the TV form is helping to realize the artistic visions of Korean creators, and Netflix is honored to bring these stories to the world, bringing their creative visions to life on the screen.”
Here’s the full pipeline of Netflix Korean series:
Busted: Season 2
The returning season of Netflix’s first Korean Original variety show featuring Yoo Jae-suk, Lee Kwang-soo, Kim Jong-min. Ahn Jae-wook, Park Min-young, Sehun of Exo, and Kim Se-jeong of Gugudan.
A story of high school students who become tangled in a series of conflicts and events that challenge human values and morality.
Kingdom: Season 2
A returning season of the story about the crown prince fallen victim to a conspiracy, setting out on a journey to unveil the evil scheme and save his people from a strange plague that renders the infected immune to death and hungry for flesh.
Park Narae: Glamor Warning
Stand-up comedy special featuring one of Korea’s most beloved comedians, Park Narae.
A story of people who fail at life for various reasons, but suddenly receive a mysterious invitation to participate in a survival game to win ten million US dollars.
The School Nurse Files
A newly appointed high school nurse who discovers secrets and mysteries with her supernatural abilities of chasing ghosts.