Netflix Doubles Down On South Korean Content

The Glory Song Hye-kyo as Moon Dong-eun in The Glory Cr. Graphyoda/Netflix © 2022

Following the success of ‘Squid Games, ‘All Of Us Are Dead,’ ‘The Silent Sea,’ and more, Netflix is expanding its library of content from South Korea. The streaming service plans of bringing in a whole host of films, television shows, and specials from the nation’s entertainment industry.

Korea VP of Content Don Kang explained in a press release, “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. 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.”

“We are very excited over the variety of the titles that we’re sharing with our members,” added 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.”

The list includes the films:

  • UNG-E
  • Kill Boksoon
  • Believer 2
  • Ballerina
  • The Match
  • Unlocked

Deadline included these titles in a report:

  • Behind Your Touch (WT)
  • Crash Course in Romance
  • The Good Bad Mother
  • King The Land
  • Destined With You
  • See You In My 19th Life
  • Siren: Survive The Island
  • 19/20 (Nineteen to Twenty)
  • Zombieverse
  • The Devil’s Plan
  • In The Name of God: A Holy Betrayal

Netflix said, “The past year has seen Korean movies and unscripted shows becoming increasingly popular with global audiences. Action thriller Carter was one of the top 10 most-watched non-English films last year, while dating reality show Singles Inferno is currently sitting in the Global Non-English Top 10.”

The streaming service has been working on diversifying its content with international programming after the loss of several studios who have since created their own apps.

Jacob Airey

Jacob Airey is a writer, nerd, YouTube host, movie reviewer, and pop culture critic. He started the website StudioJakeMedia.com in 2012 where he covers a vast variety of topics including film, TV, anime, music, and faith. He is also the author of The Seven Royals fantasy novel series.

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