Netflix to invest nearly $500 million on Korean films, series for 2021

Netflix presented its slate of Korean contents at its virtual media launch “See What’s Next: Korea” earlier today, February 25. In recognition of 3.8 million paid membership in Korea, the streaming giant has invested nearly 500 million USD on the production of new Korean films and series.

Check out the following project announcements and first-look images from upcoming Korean series on Netflix:

  • Love Alarm Season 2 is finally coming! Will Jojo be able to choose between Sun-oh and Hye-yeong without the help of Love Alarm? Find out on March 12.
  • Move to Heaven revolves around the routine of a pair of trauma cleaners. The series is directed by Kim Sung-ho (How to Steal a Dog.
  • D.P. is based on the webtoon by Kim Bo-tong and follows the story of army private Joon-ho who suddenly ends up becoming a member of the “Deserter Pursuit” unit that tracks down military deserters and encounters the realities of confused young soldiers. The series is directed by Han Jun-hee and stars Jung Hae-in, Koo Kyo-hwan, Kim Sung-kyun, and Son Seok-koo.
  • Night in Paradise stars Um Tae-goo, and Jeon Yeo-been. It’s a story of a man targeted by a criminal organization and a woman who doesn’t have much time to live.
  • Squid Game depicts a story of people who decide to become the players of a mysterious survival game that has a whopping 40-million-dollar prize at stake.
  • Hellbound is a series about a smart, self-assured lawyer who goes up against the New Truth Church and its extremist Arrowhead devotees. Directed by Yeon Sang-ho (Train to Busan, Peninsula) and written by Yeon and Choi Gyu-seok, author of the popular webtoon Songgot. 

  • The Silent Sea follows members of a special team sent to an abandoned research facility on the moon. Set in a future earth that has undergone desertification, the series stars Bae Doona, Gong Yoo, and Lee Joon.
  • All of Us Are Dead follows a group of students trapped in a high school who find themselves in dire situations as they seek to be rescued from a zombie invasion of their school. The original series stars Yoon Chan-yeong, Park Ji-hu, Cho Yi-hyun, Lomon, and Yoo In-soo.  
  • My Name follows a mobster’s daughter named Ji-u when she joins a cartel and becomes a mole in the police force to seek the truth behind her father’s death. The series is directed by Kim Jin-min of the acclaimed series Extracurricular
  • So Not Worth It follows the youthful adventures of students with multicultural backgrounds in a college dorm. Created by Kwon Ik-joon and stars Park Se-wan, Shin Hyeon-seung, Choi Young-jae of K-pop group GOT7, Minnie of the K-pop girl group (G)I-DLE, and Han Hyun-min. 

  • Kingdom: Ashin of the North: This special standalone episode from the Kingdom universe shares the backstory of the mysterious character Lee Chang’s group encountered on their journey north to discover the origins of the infected. 

New Project Announcements: 

  • Moral Sense  follows a seemingly clean cut office worker who keeps his BDSM taste to himself, until his female co-worker accidentally opens his mail and finds a leash. Once his secret is out, the two develop into a male-sub and female-dominant relationship. The film will be directed by Park Hyun-jin (Like for Likes.)
  • Carter follows a man after he wakes up in a motel room with no recollection of who he is, except for a voice in his ear that calls him ‘Carter.’ Following the voice’s orders, Carter goes on an exhilarating mission to save a kidnapped girl. A one-scene, one-cut action film directed by Jung Byung-gil. 
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