Netflix continues to bet big on Korean IP, unveiling its largest-ever slate of content from the country, encompassing 30-plus titles.
The streamer has unveiled 34 upcoming titles for 2023, noting that 60 percent of its global member base watched Korean content last year.
“The global popularity of K-content has continued apace over 2022, with Netflix bringing a wider variety of stories and genres to fans around the world,” said Don Kang, VP of content for Korea. “Over the last year, Korean series and films have regularly featured in our Global Top 10 list in more than 90 countries, and three of Netflix’s most-watched shows ever are from Korea. This year, we’re pushing the envelope even further with the stories we tell and how we tell them. With this lineup of Korean titles, Netflix will continue to be the ultimate destination for compelling, diverse and must-watch Korean storytelling.”
The slate includes returning seasons of the survival dramas Sweet Home, D.P. and The Glory. romance such as A Time Called You, Behind Your Touch (w.t.), Crash Course in Romance, Destined With You, Doona!, King the Land, Love to Hate You and See You In My 19th Life; social commentary and intrigue in Bloodhounds, Celebrity and Mask Girl; plus other upcoming scripted series such as Daily Dose of Sunshine, Queenmaker, The Good Bad Mother and Goodbye Earth.
Netflix has also expanded its Korean film slate with six new titles for this year, beginning with JUNG-E on January 20, followed by Kill Boksoon and Believer 2. The lineup also includes Ballerina, The Match and Unlocked.
On the reality front, there’s Physical:100, Siren: Survive the Island, Zombieverse, Nineteen to Twenty and The Devil’s Plan. The lineup also includes documentaries with Yellow Door: Looking for Director Bong’s Unreleased Short Film (w.t.) and the true-crime title In the Name of God: A Holy Betrayal.
“We are very excited over the variety of the titles that we’re sharing with our members,” said Kang. “There’s truly a series, a film or an unscripted show for everyone, and we look forward to our Korean shows connecting to fans both overseas and at home.”