Netflix Korea Announces 25 New Projects: Which Are On Your List?
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Internationally beloved online TV and Movie streaming platform Netflix has announced its upcoming 2022 lineup. According to the vice president of content at Netflix Korea, Kang Dong-Han, the site will introduce 25 Korean-language series and films after the global success of K-Dramas in 2021.
Hoping to replicate and take advantage of the incredible success of global hit Korean Thriller “Squid Game,” Kang introduced Netflix’s plans for a wave of new Korean-language projects at a press conference attended by over 140 local reporters.
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According to Kang, “The global viewing time of Korean works increasing by six times last year,” which explained the reasons for Netflix increasing the yearly output significantly.
“I cannot answer the question about how much we are investing in Korean content this year at the moment. But we have funded 1 trillion won ($838.7 billion) since we entered the Korean market and last year alone we spent 500 billion won. Since we released 15 original works last year and we are going to provide 25 this year, I think (the number) can be estimated approximately”Kang Dong-Han (Vice President of content at Netflix Korea)
“In a bid to continue the successful Korean storytelling, Netflix will release more than 25 Korean contents this year,” Netflix said in a statement. “We will provide Netflix-exclusive creative stories and high quality that meets viewers’ demand.”
2021 Korean-Language Successes
Since Korean “Squid Game” became the most successful Netflix show on the platform, several K-Dramas have topped the official weekly viewership chart for non-English series, including, “Hellbound” and “The Silent Sea.” These successes are due to the ever-increasing popularity and interest of these programs internationally.
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The first program to be released in 2022 will be the webtoon-inspired dystopian zombie series “All Of Us Are Dead” on the 28th of January.
“Many people might say they’ve seen enough zombie films, but as a person who watched the show, it is fun. The show is set in a school and shows situations that are unique to Koreans and it was fresh.”Kang Dong-Han (Vice President of content at Netflix Korea)
To be shortly followed by anticipated star-studded crime thriller “Juvenile Justice” and fantasy series “The Sound of Magic.“
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Furthermore, Netflix announced its plans to produce its first Korean-language movies across multiple genres including, romantic comedy, action-blockbuster, sci-fi full-feature, and romance film.
“I don’t think that this is a zero-sum game
I think the streaming industry will grow further. Just five years ago, there were only a few outlets where we can consume content. I think having more streaming platforms will lead to having more entertaining content and this will also lead to more investment in content, which I think will form a virtuous cycle,”Kang Dong-Han (Vice President of content at Netflix Korea)
So, which projects are you most excited to see? What type of show, movie, or drama would you love to see Netflix produce? Which 2021 show do you want to see continued? For more Netflix News, keep reading here: