Disney+ to expand into K-DRAMA market; NEW Dramas to feature BLACKPINK’s Jisoo and Kang Daniel

Disney+ to expand into K-DRAMA market; NEW Dramas to feature BLACKPINK’s Jisoo and Kang Daniel

Ahead of the scheduled premiere of Disney’s premium subscription platform, Disney+, in South Korea, the company has announced its plans to release over 50 Korean Disney+ original titles by 2023.

Featured Image: @disneypluskr (IG)

Planning to launch Disney+ on the 12th of November, Disney has announced seven new Korean Dramas that will premier on the platform. These include “Snowdrop” with BLACKPINK Jisoo and Jung Hae-in and “Rookies” starring K-Pop soloist and pop-culture icon Kang Daniel.

Disney+
Image: @disneypluskr (IG)
Kang Daniel and Chae Soobin to star in upcoming Disney+ drama

Other upcoming dramas include webtoon-inspired “Moving” and “Sixth Sense Kiss,” which star huge Hallyu actors like Jo In-su, Han Hyo-Joo, Yoo Kye-sang, and Seo Ji-Hye.
The platform also announced its plans to create a spin-off of the iconic Korean variety show “Running Man” titled “Outrun By Running Man” and starring Kim Jong-Koon, Haha, and Ji Seok-jin, all members of the original “Running Man” cast.

Jung Hae-in talking with Disney+ about new drama “Snowdrop”

The platform has also mentioned the addition of four Japanese animation shows, an Indonesian drama, a Japanese medical drama, a Taiwanese comedy, and a Chinese-language period drama.

This increased amount of Asian-Pacific content on the platform signals a shift as Disney+ continues to challenge sites like NETFLIX, who have created some of the most successful Asian TV shows and dramas such as “Squid Game” and “Vincenzo.”

Image: @netflixkr (IG) NETFLIX created the hit K-Drama “Squid Game”

Which upcoming K-Drama are you most excited for? If you could create a drama which actors would it star?

Keep reading here:

Eden McLeod

Hi, Eden here! I am the main writer and publisher at ME Asia. I am a professional writer and blogger. I love creating content that can introduce future fans to incredible artists, actors, and musicians from around the globe!

HallyuPopFest Sydney 2022: Lineup and Other Details (2022) KCON 2022 LA: Lineup and Other Details (2022) Seo Ye Ji Makes A Glorious Return With “Eve” (2022) Jinxed At First: SNSD Seohyun Drama Is KBS’s Top New Show (2022) Did you know BTS’ “Born Singer” was based on THIS Song?
HallyuPopFest Sydney 2022: Lineup and Other Details (2022) KCON 2022 LA: Lineup and Other Details (2022) Seo Ye Ji Makes A Glorious Return With “Eve” (2022) Jinxed At First: SNSD Seohyun Drama Is KBS’s Top New Show (2022) Did you know BTS’ “Born Singer” was based on THIS Song? Did you know SM’s BIGGEST Hits were produced by THIS team? SM Announces Global NCT Auditions (2022) &AUDITION The Howling: Everything We Know About the New Program/Trainees (2022) Big Hit And FNC Global 2022 K-Pop Auditions Details/Requirements WJSN Announced as Queendom Season 2 Winner (2022)