After its massive success in 2021 with Hwang Dong-hyuk’s dystopian Korean survival thriller series, Squid Game, Netflix has decided to capitalise on the current attraction towards Korean content and wheel in a variety of original dramas. It shows that they no longer stick to the pre-requisites of mushy K-Dramas.
In its preview promotional trailer, Netflix has introduced more than 20 of its upcoming Korean dramas and films for 2020. On January 28th, 2022, the highly-anticipated Korean zombie series All of Us Are Dead is set to premiere on Netflix.
The other anticipated releases include the romance drama Twenty Five Twenty One, the Korean version of Money Heist, titled Money Heist: Korea- Joint Economic Area– that stars Squid Game’s Park Hae-soo- as well as a sci-fi mystery series titled Glitch.
Park Hee-Soon from My Name will be seen in a crime series named A Model Family that has generated quite the buzz besides Thirty-Nine and A Business Proposal. Like many other Korean dramas, A Business Proposal is based on an eponymous webtoon.
Other titles include Forecasting Love and Weather, Tomorrow, the Sound of Magic, Remarriage and Desires, Love to Hate You, The Fabulous, Somebody, Black Knight, Juvenile Justice, and The Accidental Narco.
Among films, Yoo Ah-In from Hellbound will be seen in the action film Seoul Vibe. Yoo was also seen in the South Korean zombie film #Alive. Other films will also include the action flick Carter, sci-fi thriller Jung_E, 20th Century Girl and Yaksha: Ruthless Operations.
Much to the surprise of many fans, the Korean film industry is getting its very own version of Fifty Shades of Grey with the upcoming BDSM film Love and Leashes that will see the dynamics of a boss and a secretary get reversed in the bedroom.
Among reality series, after the success of the dating reality show Single’s Inferno, a female comedian group named Celeb Five is set to get their own reality series, named Celeb Five: Behind the Curtain.
According to Don Kang, the vice-president of Netflix Korea content creation, the streamer will be investing immensely in the production of Korean content. “Talking about how their “rivals are aggressively investing in the Korean market”, Kang revealed that the streamer would increase its investment in Korean content given the high demand for the same.
Watch the preview teaser below: