Netflix is setting new standards for its global content and noting that more than 60 percent of its subscribers selected a Korean production to enjoy its catalogue, this 2023 will be a year of growth in this content for those who are passionate about series, movies and reality shows .
Formally, Netflix presents the 34 titles that will be progressively integrated to the platform, including impressive original productions and the return of very popular titles: “This is the largest offer of Korean movies and series in our history“, sign Netflix.
“The global popularity of Korean content has continued to rise throughout 2022, and Netflix has brought even more variety of stories and genres to fans. This past year, Korean series and movies have frequently featured in our Global Top 10 in more than 90 countries, and three of Netflix’s most-watched titles are South Korean. This year, we’re taking the stories we tell and how we tell them even further. With this offering of Korean content, Netflix will continue to be the destination of choice for diverse, exciting and must-watch Korean titles,” shared Don Kang, Vice President of Korea Content.
New series and returning popular titles
Survival has become a recurring theme in some of the most popular series: fighting monsters in 1945 in The Monster of Old Seoul, suffocation in the dystopian future of the sci-fi series The Black Knight, or the protection of Joseon during Japanese colonial rule in the action drama The Song of the Bandits.
Fans will be delighted with the highly anticipated return of the Sweet Home, DP: Deserter Hunter and The Glory series. The second part of the revenge drama. Glory will premiere in March, and the first was the most watched non-English-speaking series in the week of January 2 (82 million 480 thousand viewing hours).. Sweet Home returns, a series that became a new benchmark in the South Korean monster genre, with a more ambitious world and plot, while DP : The Deserter Hunter brings back the cast from the first season to continue chasing defectors .
This year’s new series cover many topics: romances (Your Time Calls, Behind Your Touch (working title), Crash Course in Love, Destined With You, Doona!, King the Land, Love Gives Much War, See You In My 19th Life); social criticism and intrigue (Hounddogs, Celebrity, The Masked Girl), dramas (A Daily Dose of Sunshine, Queenmaker, The Good Bad Mother), and even the apocalyptic (Goodbye, Earth). *
More movies, more reality shows, more to choose from
In the past year, Korean movies and reality shows have increased in popularity around the world. The action thriller Carter was one of the top ten most watched foreign-language films of 2022, while the dating reality show ‘Hell for Singles’ is in the current global Top 10 foreign-language films. In 2023, Netflix will expand its movie catalog with six Korean feature films, starting with the sci-fi thriller JUNG\_E on January 20, followed by Boksoon Must Die, the story of a professional assassin with maternal conflicts; and Believer 2, sequel to the action police thriller set in the world of drug trafficking.
The other three films deal with revenge (Ballerina), the rivalry between master and disciple (The Game of Go), and data hacking (Identity Unlocked). Those looking to live exciting experiences from the comfort of their home will have plenty of reality shows to choose from: on demonstrations of resistance (Physical Ability: 100), Siren: Survive the Island), survival and zombies (Zombieverse), the transition to adult life ( Nineteen to Twenty), or psychological games (The Devil’s Plan).
Two documentaries will also be released. Yellow Door: Looking for Director Bong’s Unreleased Short Film (working title) chronicles the search for Oscar-winning director Bong Joon-Ho’s first feature film, while In God’s Name: Holy Betrayal looks at the self-proclaimed messiahs who have graced modern history. from Korea.
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