Building on the success of its original Korean series and films, Netflix is establishing two production facilities in Paju-si and Yeoncheon-gun, just outside of Seoul, in Gyeonggi Province, Korea.
At YCDSMC – Studio 139, Netflix is leasing six stages and supporting spaces of approximately 9,000 square meters. At Samsung Studio, it is also three stages of approximately 7,000 square meters. From 2015 to 2020, the streamer’s investment in Korean content reached $700 million, with more than 80 shows made in Korea and watched by audiences around the world.
New Korean-made stories currently in production or development include Move To Heaven, Kingdom: Ashin of the North, Silent Sea, Squid Game, Hellbound, All of Us are Dead, D.P. and more.
“Netflix is thrilled to deepen its investment in Korea, as well as Korean films and series,” said Netflix’s VP of studio operations, Amy Reinhard. “With these new studios, Netflix is better positioned than ever to increase our production of great stories from Korea while also providing a wealth of production-related jobs for talented professionals in Korea’s creative community.”