MBC Lines Up Original Korean Sci-Fi Anthology Series


MBC is presenting SF8, an original sci-fi anthology series produced in collaboration with Wavve, Korea’s largest OTT platform, and DGK (Directors’ Guild of Korea).

Each of the eight episodes features its own style and creative vision, from a different renowned film director from Korea. SF8 centers on people who dream of a perfect society. It explores themes such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, robots, games, fantasy, horror, superpowers and disasters.

The director’s cut will be released online on Wavve in July, and the original episodes will be aired on MBC TV at 9:30 p.m. in prime-time every week starting from August 17.

Creator of SF8, MIN Kyu dong, said: “Science-fiction films were the driving force behind many Korean film directors’ dreams. Unfortunately, due to the relatively high budget and narrow market limitations, most production ideas have not been realized. Being the president of DGK (Directors’ Guild Korea) for the past two years, I searched for short-form projects in which film directors can expand their creative opportunities. Through collaboration with MBC and Wavve, I am happy that we were able to compile the energy of recent science fiction novels into moving images.”

He added his thanks to all the directors and the production team of SF8 for the successful completion of production despite the challenging situations due to the COVID-19 crisis. “SF8 is a theatrical film and TV drama crossover production which we have co-produced with DGK from the initial stage of selecting the original stories. Moreover, it is all the more meaningful that is a high-quality multiplatform development between Wavve and MBC.”