In a recent announcement on its website, online streaming giant Netflix said that it would be building a “home for best-in-class Korean content” to stream on the OTT platform. From reality shows to crime dramas, from sci-fi to romance, and much 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 Korean films and TV resonate with audiences around the world. 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”.
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 there will be even more Korean content online starting with Kingdom, which premiered its second season from 13 March.
Kingdom, a zombie series, has rated amongst the top 10 series steamed in almost every Asian country.
Here are the titles coming up:
Rugal – A cop looking to avenge his wife’s death gets a second chance at life and an opportunity to do so. Premiered 28 March. Starring: Choi Jin-hyuk, Park Sung-woong
Time To Hunt – An ex-con would like to move on with life, but, life has other plans for him! Premiering on: 4 April. Starring: Lee Je-hoon, Ahn Jae-hong, Choi Woo-shik, Park Jeong-min, Park Hae-soo
Extracurricular – High schoolers, bad choices and consequences is the best way to describe this. Premiering on 29 April. Starring: Kim Dong-hee, Jung Da-bin, Park Joo-hyun
The King – Eternal Monarch – The fantasy series occurs across two parallel universes. Premiering: April. Starring: Lee Min-ho, Kim Go-eun, Woo Do-hwan, Kim Kyung-nam, Jung Eun-chae