Disney+ presents new original Korean series as the company moves deeper into Korean content
K content has emerged as a critical growth engine for fortification Disneyits competitiveness in the content market.
On November 30, during the Disney Content Showcase at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, The Walt Disney Company unveiled original content for the Asia-Pacific region to be released through Disney+ and Disney+ Hot Star.
The event revealed around 50 new original content for the Asia-Pacific region to be released through Disney’s streaming service, including films from major Disney studios. Amidst the new release announcement, Korean content attracted the most attention. Especially the actors and production team of the original Korean series ‘Connect,”Great effort,’ and ‘Say it’s love‘ attended the event and had time to introduce the upcoming works.
‘Connect’, which will be released on the 7th of next month, depicts the story of a new human race called ‘Connect’ with immortal bodies. Dong Suwho is a Connect, is chasing a serial killer who received his eyes through a transplant. Jung Hae In, Go to Kyung Pyo, Kim Hye Joonand director Takashi Miike took to the stage and raised the expectations of more than 400 Asia Pacific media and partners attending the event. Jung Hae In, Go Kyung Pyo, and Kim Hye Joon expressed their satisfaction at working with the famous Japanese director, saying:The language barrier was no problem at all.” Director Takashi Miike explained, “This is not just a simple action series, but it also has drama elements. It’s a series that the whole family can enjoy together.”
‘Great effort,’ which will be released on the 21st of next month, is the story of a casino king who lost everything and returns to the game to survive. Director Kang Yoon Seongwho attended the event along with Lee Dong Hwi and Heo Seong Tae, shared the news that season 2 production was confirmed.
Kim Young Kwang and Lee Sung Kyung, the main characters of “Say It’s Love,” which is scheduled to be released next year, also took the stage. ‘Say It’s Love’ is the story of a woman who goes downhill in her life after learning about her father’s affair and falls in love with her mistress’s son. Both Kim Young Kwang and Lee Sung Kyung attracted attention when they shared that they had known each other for a long time. The actors shared, “It was comfortable to play because we’ve known each other for a long time.”
Also’Move‘ based on webtoonartist Kang Fullhis popular web series, ‘Worst evil‘ depicts the undercover investigation process to take down an international criminal organization, and ‘Race’ tells the story of the growth of an ordinary employee who got a job in a top PR company through special recruitment. All of these Korean series are scheduled to be released on Disney+. In addition, there will be a total of 12 documentaries featuring K-pop stars, such as ‘BTS Monuments: Beyond the Star,”J-Hope solo documentary,”NCT127 Lost Boysand’Super Junior: The Last Man Standing,’ and more were also revealed this day.
Kim So Yeon, CEO of Disney Korea, said:Korean culture and content are attracting the attention of people all over the world and wielding greater power than ever before. “She continued,”Disney plans to continue expanding its Korean content lineup, partnering with domestic creators, to bring excellent storytelling and present it to the world.”