[01/16/23 - 04:01 PM] Netflix Takes K-Content to New Heights with 2023 Slate Fans are set to rejoice with the return of highly anticipated series "Sweet Home," "D.P.," and "The Glory" this year.
[via press release from Netflix]
Netflix Takes K-Content to New Heights with 2023 Slate
The global fandom for K-content is continuing to grow, with over 60 percent of all Netflix members watching Korean titles last year. Looking ahead at 2023, Netflix is debuting a diverse array of Korean TV series, films and unscripted shows. Today, we're showcasing 34 upcoming titles, including eye-popping original productions alongside returning fan favorites, in our biggest-ever lineup of Korean films and series.
New series and returning favorites
Survival has become a recurring theme across some of the top series, whether it's battling monsters during the dark days of 1945 in Gyeongseong Creature, struggling to breathe in the dystopian future of sci-fi series Black Knight, or fighting to protect Joseon during Japanese colonial rule in action drama Song of the Bandits.
Fans are set to rejoice with the return of highly anticipated series Sweet Home, D.P., and The Glory this year. Part 2 of revenge drama The Glory will be released in March, with Part 1 being the most-watched non-English TV show during the week of January 2 with 82.48 million viewing hours. Sweet Home, which set new benchmarks for the creature genre in Korea, will return with an expanded world and story while D.P. brings back the cast from the first season to continue chasing after deserters.
"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," said Don Kang, VP of Content (Korea).
Other new series this year run the gamut of romance (A Time Called You, Behind Your Touch (WT), Crash Course in Romance, Destined With You, Doona!, King the Land, Love to Hate You, See You In My 19th Life), social commentary and intrigue (Bloodhounds, Celebrity, Mask Girl), drama (Daily Dose of Sunshine, Queenmaker, The Good Bad Mother),and apocalyptic (Goodbye Earth).
More films, more unscripted shows, more choice
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.
This year, Netflix is expanding its film offering with six Korean movies, kicking off with sci-fi thriller JUNG-E on January 20, followed by Kill Boksoon which depicts a professional killer with conflicting maternal instincts, and Believer 2, a sequel to a crime action thriller revolving around drug gangs. Other films explore the topics of revenge (Ballerina), teacher-student rivalry (The Match), and hacking (Unlocked).
Meanwhile those who love living vicariously will be spoilt for choice with a dazzling lineup of reality shows, spanning endurance (Physical:100, Siren: Survive the Island), zombie survival (Zombieverse) coming of age (Nineteen to Twenty), and mind games (The Devil's Plan).
There are also two new documentaries coming out. Yellow Door: Looking for Director Bong's Unreleased Short Film (working title) traces the quest for Oscar-winning director Bong Joon-Ho's debut film while true-crime documentary In the Name of God: A Holy Betrayal explores the self-proclaimed 'messiahs' in modern Korean history.
"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."
2023 Netflix Korean Slate
Love to Hate You
Directed by: Kim Jeong-kwon
Written by: Choi Soo-young
Produced by: Binge Works
Starring: Kim Ok-vin, Yoo Teo, Kim Ji-hun, Go Won-hee
Release Date: February 10, 2023
Logline: Love to Hate You is a romantic comedy about a woman who really hates losing to men and
a man who harbors a deep mistrust of women, experiencing a warlike love and finding themselves
healed through the experience. Kim Ok-vin plays Yeo Mi-ran, a rookie lawyer at the entertainment
law firm Gilmu who detests losing to men while Yoo Teo plays the character Nam Kang-ho, a Korean
A-list actor who deeply mistrusts women. From the hostile first encounter of the two main
characters, shaped by a misunderstanding and suspicion due to biases, to the journey of these two
characters who do not believe in love coming to understand each other, audiences will find
themselves immersed in their story. Anticipation runs high for the electrifying chemistry and fun,
exciting romance thatLove to Hate You promises to bring.
The Glory Part 2
Directed by: An Gil-ho
Written by: Kim Eun-sook
Produced by: Hwa&Dam Pictures, Studio Dragon
Starring: Song Hye-kyo, Lee Do-hyun, Lim Ji-yeon, Yeom Hye-ran, Park Sung-hoon, Jung Sung-il
Release Date: March 2023
Logline: The Glory is a Netflix series that tells the story of a woman broken by school violence, and
who has dedicated her life to a meticulous web of vengeance and those who are entangled in her
plot. The series was announced to much fanfare as the project brought together writer Kim
Eun-sook of countless hits, director An Gil-ho, a master of genre series, and a star-studded cast led
by Song Hye-kyo. Part 1 was highly praised for its dramatic developments and passionate
performances by the cast, even ranking first in the Global Top 10 (Non-English) TV charts in the
week of January 2, ramping up anticipation for Part 2. The Glory Part 2 is a beautiful, unrelenting
portrayal of the destruction of the perpetrators of school violence led by Yeon-jin as they fall, one by
one, into the trap designed by Dong-eun. The powerful message that elicits righteous fury,
empathy, and solidarity, will leave audiences around the world with lasting emotional resonance.
Directed by: Kim Joo-hwan
Written by: Kim Joo-hwan
Produced by: STUDIO N
Co-produced by: Seed Film, Seven O Six
Based on: WEBTOON original series 'Bloodhounds' Created by Jeong Chan
Starring: Woo Do-hwan, Lee Sang-yi, Park Sung-woong, Heo Jun-ho
Logline: Bloodhounds is a story about two young people who step into the world of loan sharks in
pursuit of money and get caught up in a web of much darker forces. After his perfect performance
in a dual role inThe King: Eternal Monarch, Woo Do-hwan returns as Geon-woo, who jumps into the
world of loan sharks to pay off his debt. Having intrigued viewers with his multi-faceted charm in
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha, Lee Sang-yi plays Woo-jin, who first meets Geon-woo as his opponent
in boxing but ends up working with him. Meanwhile, actor Park Sung-woong plays vicious loan
shark Myung-gil, who is driven solely by money in everything that he does while Heo Jun-ho plays
Mr. Choi, who was once considered a legend among loan sharks, but now helps out the sick by
lending money with no interest, bringing gravitas with their on-screen presence. Based on a Naver
webtoon of the same title, the series is directed and written by director Kim Joo-hwan ofMidnight
Runners, promising to showcase refreshing chemistry among the cast and uninhibited action.
Directed by: Kim Cheol-kyu
Written by: Kim Yi-young
Produced by: Studio Dragon
Co-produced by: KIMJONGHAK PRODUCTION Co., Ltd., HOW PICTURES
Starring: Park Gyu-young, Kang Min-hyuk, Lee Dong-gun, Jun Hyo-seong
Logline: Celebrity is a Netflix series that depicts the true reality of the glamorous and competitive
life of celebrities encountered by Seo A-ri, who jumps into their world where fame will bring riches.
The series is directed by Kim Cheol-kyu, who was nominated at the official competition of the first
Cannes International Series Festival for Mother. Rising star Park Gyu-young from the Netflix series
Sweet Home as well as The Devil Judge and Dali and the Cocky Prince plays Seo A-ri, who
becomes a celebrity overnight with her bold moves that set her apart from all the other influencers.
Kang Min-hyuk plays Han Jun-kyoung, the CEO of Korea's leading cosmetic brand while Lee
Chung-ah plays Yoon Si-hyeon, who has everything from elegance, class, and a reputable
background. Through the story of A-ri, who threw herself into the life of a celebrity where the
number of followers equals her competitive edge and the whirlwind of events that she brings those
around her into,Celebrity will have viewers sending their "likes" for the series non-stop.
Directed by: Oh Jin-seok
Written by: Moon Ji-young
Produced by: INSIGHT FILM Co., Ltd.
Co-Produced by: Studio Focus x Co., Ltd., ASTORY Co., Ltd.
Starring: Kim Hee-ae, Moon So-ri, Ryu Soo-young, Seo Yi-sook
Logline: Queenmaker is a Netflix series that follows the story of Hwang Do-hee, a PR genius who
used to oversee the Corporate Strategy Team in Eunsung Group, diving into an election campaign
for human rights lawyer Oh Kyung-sook, nicknamed Ms. Rhino for having survived countless ups
and downs, to get her elected as the mayor of Seoul. Kim Hee-ae, celebrated undoubtedly as one of
the greatest actors in Korea for her powerful performances, plays PR genius Hwang Do-hee, while
Moon So-ri, famed for her unparalleled presence through the diverse characters she has played,
transforms herself into human rights lawyer Oh Kyung-sook in their historic first performance
together in this Netflix series.
Directed by: Cho Ui-seok
Written by: Cho Ui-seok
Based on: Toomics webtoon 'Delivery Knight' (written by Lee Yoon-gyun)
Produced by: PROJECT318
Starring: Kim Woo-bin, Song Seung-heon, Kang You-seok, Esom
Logline: Set in 2071, where people depend on respirator masks to breathe due to extreme air
pollution, Black Knight is a Netflix series that follows the legendary deliveryman "5-8" with
extraordinary battle skills, as he encounters refugee Sa-wol, who dreams of following in his
footsteps, as becoming a deliveryman is the only hope for refugees in this world. Based on a
popular webtoon, the series depicts a world where only one percent of the human race has survived
and strict social stratification has been established in the deserted lands of the Korean Peninsula,
where deliverymen play critical roles in society that has stopped functioning properly. Actor Kim
Woo-bin plays 5-8, a legendary deliveryman who is unmatched by anyone, while Song Seung-heon
plays Ryu Seok, the sole heir to Chun-myung Group, which controls the world by capitalizing on
oxygen. Sa-wol, a refugee boy who aspires to become a deliveryman himself and looks up to 5-8, is
played by Kang You-seok, who has been broadening his spectrum as an actor through
performances in Start-up and Once Again, bringing fresh energy to the series. The series is
directed by Cho Ui-seok, famed for his tightly-knit stories, sophisticated cinematography, and
cathartic action through his works including Master,Cold Eyes, andThe World of Silence.
A Time Called You
Directed by: Kim Jin-won
Written by: Choi Hyo-bi
Produced by: npio entertainment Co., Ltd., LIAN CONTENTS Co., Ltd., Studio Flow, Inc.
Starring: Ahn Hyo-seop, Jeon Yeo-been, Kang Hoon
Logline: A Time Called You is a time-slip romance where Jun-hee, missing her boyfriend who
passed away a year ago, goes back in time to 1998 to meet Si-heon, who looks identical to her
boyfriend. The series made headlines instantly after its announcement as the remake of Someday
or One Day, a classic Taiwanese romance. Having starred in Business Proposal, Still 17, and Dr.
Romantic 2, Ahn Hyo-seop plays the double role of Jun-hee's boyfriend Gu Yeon-jun and his
look-alike Nam Si-heon from 1998. Jeon Yeo-been of the Netflix series Glitch and the Netflix film
Night in Paradise as well as series such asVincenzo returns as Han Jun-hee and Kwon Min-ju. Jeon
Yeo-been plays two characters that look the same but have completely opposite personalities,
delivering delicate performances. Kang Hoon, a rising star from The Red Sleeve andLittle Women,
plays Jung In-gyu, who struggles between friendship and love after finding out that his long-time
crush Min-ju likes his best friend Si-heon, depicting the young, pure love of an 18-year-old boy.
Song of the Bandits
Directed by: Hwang Jun-hyuk
Written by: Han Jung-hoon
Developed by: Studio Dragon
Produced by: Urban Works, Baram Pictures
Starring: Kim Nam-gil, Seo hyun, Yoo Jae-myung, Lee Hyun-wook, Lee Ho-jung
Logline: An action adventure set in the tumultuous period of Japanese colonial rule over Korea
about a group of people who, for various reasons, end up in the lawless land of Gando and become
united in protecting Joseon for the Korean people. Anticipation runs high for the intense drama that
will unfold as different groups with their respective motives - including Japanese troops, the
Korean Independence Army, hitmen, bandits, and Joseon migrants - face one another in the
anarchic land of Gando during the 1920s. Writer Han Jung-hoon and director Hwang Jun-hyuk
team up again for Song of the Bandits after having delivered spectacular, exhilarating action and
drama with their previous projects, includingBad Guys: Vile City andSquad 38.
D.P. Season 2
Directed by: Han Jun-hee
Written by: Kim Bo-tong, Han Jun-hee
Based on:D.P. Dog Day (webtoon by Kim Bo-tong)
Produced by: Climax Studio
Starring: Jung Hae-in, Koo Kyo-hwan, Kim Sung-kyun, Son Suk-ku, Ji Jin-hee , Kim Ji-hyun
Logline: D.P. is a Netflix series that follows Jun-ho and Ho-yeol of the Deserter Pursuit unit in the
Korean military as they encounter the realities unknown to them until they chase after the deserters
with various backstories. The first season of D.P. was highly acclaimed for its social commentary
and resonated with many audiences. The highly anticipated season 2 of D.P. brings together yet
again director Han Jun-hee and the same main cast members from the first season, including Jung
Hae-in and Koo Kyo-hwan, who respectively played An Jun-ho and Han Ho-yeol, the fantastic duo
from the D.P. unit, Kim Sung-kyun, who played D.P. Unit Chief Park Beom-gu, and Son Suk-ku, who
played Lieutenant Lim Ji-seop, bringing their teamwork and rock-solid chemistry back to the new
Directed by: Kim Yong-hoon
Written by: Kim Yong-hoon
Produced by: House of Impression, Bon Factory
Starring: Go Hyun-jung, Ahn Jae-hong, Yeom Hye-ran, Nana
Logline: Mask Girl is a story about Kim Mo-mi, an ordinary office worker by day who is insecure
about her appearance and a live-streamer by night who covers up her face with a mask, as she
becomes embroiled in an unforeseen incident and undergoes a dramatic turn of events. The original
webtoon of the same title that the series is based on was beloved by many readers for its
unpredictable twists, biting messages about lookism, and the effortless cross between thriller and
black comedy. Actors Go Hyun-jung and Nana play the character Kim Mo-mi on different timelines
while Ahn Jae-hong plays Kim Mo-mi's colleague Ju Oh-nam, who has a crush on her, and Yeom
Hye-ran plays Ju Oh-nam's mother. Director Kim Yong-hoon, who drew the attention of the world
with his feature debut Beasts Clawing at Straws, which won the Special Jury Award at the 49th
International Film Festival Rotterdam, directs the series to deliver refreshing plot developments and
a shocking story.
Directed by: Chung Dong-yoon
Written by: Kang Eun K
Produced by: STORY & PICTURES MEDIA
Co-produced by: kakao ENTERTAINMENT, Studio Dragon
Starring: Park Seo-jun, Han So-hee, Claudia Kim, Kim Hae-sook, Cho Han-cheul, Wi Ha-jun
Logline: A creature thriller set in the spring of 1945 - one of the darkest times in Korean history -
about two young people struggling to survive as they face a monster born out of human greed.
Korea's top talents Park Seo-jun and Han So-hee team up for the first time through this series. Park
Seo-jun of Itaewon Class and What is Wrong with Secretary Kim returns as Jang Tae-sang, the
wealthiest man in Seoul and owner of the Golden Treasure Pawnshop. Han So-hee who has
established a strong presence through Netflix series Nevertheless and My Name, transforms
herself into Yoon Chae-ok, a sleuth infamous for her ability to track down anyone, even the dead.
Writer Kang Eun K of Dr. Romantic & Director Chung Dong-yoon of Hot Stove League will
spearhead this mega production.
Sweet Home Season 2
Directed by: Lee Eung-bok, Park So-hyun
Based on: Webtoon by Kim Kang-bi, Hwang Young-chan (Published on Naver Webtoon)
Produced by: Studio Dragon, STUDIO N
Starring: Song Kang, Lee Jin-uk, Lee Si-young, Ko Min-si, Park Gyu-young, Yoo Oh-seong, Oh
Jung-se, Kim Mu-yeol, Jin-young etc.
Logline: Song Kang, Lee Jin-uk, Lee Si-young, Ko Min-si, and Park Gyu-young - the residents of
Green Home who, in the previous season, delivered overwhelming tension as they risked their lives
through bloody battles against their neighbors-turned-monsters - return again in season 2 to offer
thrills and tension of a whole new different kind. Joining the cast in the new season are actors Yoo
Oh-seon, Oh Jung-se, Kim Mu-yeol, and Jin-young, portraying the various dimensions of human
nature and desires as they find themselves at a crossroads for survival. Having opened new
horizons for K-content with its diverse creatures designed and built with a global dream team,
Sweet Home Season 2 is ready to mesmerize audiences around the world once again with its
expanded world and story.
Directed by: Lee Jung-hyo
Written by: Jang Yu-ha
Based on: WEBTOON original series 'The Girl Downstairs' Created by MIN SONGA
Produced by: Studio Dragon, Showrunners, STUDIO N
Starring: Suzy, Yang Se-jong
Logline: Doona! portrays the romance between Won-joon, an ordinary university student, and
Doona, a former K-pop idol, as they cross paths in a shared house for students. The series is based
on a webtoon beloved for the heart-pounding romance with a housemate who is a former K-pop
idol and the nuanced depiction of emotions that bring the story to life. Having been consistently
cited as the perfect cast for the role thanks to her background as a K-pop idol and beauty, Suzy
creates amazing chemistry for a budding romance with Yang Se-jong, who has breathed life into
each character he played.The series is directed by Lee Jung-hyo, who directed Crash Landing on
You and Romance is a Bonus Book. After the sensation of Crash Landing on You, Director Lee
Jung-hyo is now ready to present a beautiful, budding romance between those in their early 20s.
Daily Dose of Sunshine
Directed by: Lee JQ, Kim Nam-su
Written by: Lee Nam-kyu, Oh Bo-hyun, Kim Da-hee
Based on: Morning Comes to Psychiatric Wards Too by Lee Ra-ha
Produced by: FILMMONSTER by SLL, KIMJONGHAK PRODUCTION Co., Ltd.
Starring: Park Bo-young, Yeon Woo-jin, Jang Dong-yoon, Lee Jung-eun
Logline: Daily Dose of Sunshine is a Netflix series that explores the world inside a psychiatric ward
and the stories of people in it, as encountered by Da-eun, who has just become a nurse in the
mental health department of a hospital. Director Lee JQ, creator of the K-zombie sensationAll of Us
Are Dead, which is the 4th most popular Netflix TV series (non-English) of all time, partnered with
Netflix once again in this moving human drama. Actor Park Bo-young from TV series such asDoom
at Your Service, Strong Girl Bong-soon, and Oh My Ghost returns as Jung Da-eun, who
experiences personal and professional growth, unfazed by her struggles at work after being
transferred from the internal medicine to the mental health department and caring deeply about her
patients. Yeon Woo-jin from Thirty-Nine, Marriage, Not Dating, and the Matchmaker plays the
quirky proctologist Dong Go-yun while Jang Dong-yoon, who has been broadening his spectrum as
an actor through his performances in Search, The Tale of Nokdu, Mr. Sunshine, and School 2017
will play Song Yu-chan, Da-eun's close friend who always bickers with her.
Directed by: Kim Jin-min
Written by: Jeong Seong-joo
Based on: Shūmatsu no Fūru, a novel by Kotaro Isaka
Produced by: IMTV Co., Ltd.
Starring: Ahn Eun-jin, Yoo Ah-in, Jeon Seong-woo, Kim Yoon-hye
Logline: Goodbye Earth is a Netflix series that depicts the planet in chaos, with 200 days left before
an asteroid destroys it, and the stories of those living their remaining days on Earth. Ahn Eun-jin,
one of the most in-demand actors in Korea who was in Hospital Playlist, plays Jin Se-kyung.
Se-kyung was once a home economics teacher in middle school, but volunteers at the juvenile
department of the Woongcheon municipal office after the news about the asteroid breaks,
struggling in silence to protect the children. Yoo Ah-in, who mesmerized audiences around the
world with his performance in Netflix series Hellbound returns as Ha Yoon-sang. A long-time lover
of Se-kyung and a researcher at a bio-engineering research institute, Yoon-sang leaves the safety
of the U.S. behind without hesitation and returns to Korea, a crisis zone, in order to stay by
Se-kyoung's side. Director Kim Jin-min of Netflix series Extracurricular and My Name teams up
with writer Jeong Seong-joo of Secret Affair. How the individual characters will spend the last 200
days on the planet based on their respective beliefs, and what kind of choices they will make are
already intriguing audiences anticipating its release.
Behind your Touch (WT)
Directed by: Kim Sok-yun
Written by: Lee Nam-kyu
Produced by: SLL, Studio Phoenix
Starring: Han Ji-min, Lee Min-ki, Ju Min-kyung, Suho
Logline: Ye-boon, who has always dreamed of becoming a vet in the small town of Mujin in
Chungjeong-do, is instead stuck doing the nitty-gritty work to make ends meet, like delivering
calves and vaccinating halibuts. Then one day, she was given psychometric powers during one of
her visits to a cow farm. She encounters the passionate detective Jang-yeol, who mistakes her for a
pervert and attempts to tackle her. Subsequently, Jang-yeol relies on Ye-boon and her powers to
solve his cases, from petty crimes to serial murder. The two grow closer as they solve each case,
one by one.
Crash Course in Romance
Directed by: Yu Je Won
Written by: Yang Hee Seung
Produced by: Studio Dragon
Starring: Jeon Do Yeon, Jung Kyung Ho
Logline: A romantic comedy between a hotshot instructor Chi-yeol, who works at the Daechi
District known as the education hotspot in Korea, and an ex-handball national team athlete
Haeng-sun, who now runs a side dish store near him. Haeng-sun belatedly enters the private
education field for a rigorous college entrance exam for her nephew and unexpectedly gets
involved with Chi-yeol. Soon they find their bittersweet romance to become scandalous due to the
fame of Chi-yeol.
The Good Bad Mother
Directed by: Sim Nayeon
Written by: Bae Seyoung
Produced by: DramaHouse, SLL, FilmMonster
Starring: Ra Miran, Lee Dohyun, Ahn Eunjin
Logline: A single mom who has been widowed at a young age, Young-soon runs a pig farm, and
raises her son Kang-ho by herself. She becomes a "bad mother" - hard on her son because she
doesn't want him to grow up penniless nor powerless. Thanks to her discipline, Kang-ho grows up
to be a prominent prosecutor, but loses his memory due to an unfortunate accident and becomes a
7-year-old again. Young-soon decides to become a "bad mother" again for Kang-ho in this
comforting and touching comedy series that tracks the journey of recovery between mother and
King the Land
Directed by: Lim Hyun-ook
Written by: Choi Rome
Creator: Chun Sung-il
Produced by: npio Entertainment, SLL
Starring: Lee Jun Ho, Lim Yoon A
Logline: Graceful, charismatic, intelligent, and chic, the heir of King Group Gu-won has everything
but memories of his mother. In an attempt to recover his memory, he returns to King Hotel. Known
as King Hotel's queen of smiles and hospitality, Cheon Sa-rang worked her way up from the front
desk to now work at the glamorous "King the Land" space, where she meets Gu-won. Actor Lee
Jun Ho plays Gu-won, and actress Lim Yoon A plays Cheon Sa-rang.
Destined with You
Directed by: Nam Kihoon
Written by: Roh Jisul
Produced by: SLL, C-JeS Entertainment
Starring: Ro woon, Cho Boah, Ha jun, Yura
Logline: Big-time lawyer Shin-yu has to secure the temple located at the skirts of Onju Mountain
because of a curse that's been in his family for 350 years. Then one day, a YouTuber who trespasses
the temple dies of an accident, and Hong-jo, a passionate civil servant of Onju City appears before
Shin-yu to demolish the temple. "The long-standing curse will end. The owner of the wooden box
appeared... " Eun-wol, the shaman who has guarded the temple for over 60 years, gives permission
for the demolition to Hong-jo, and the wooden box that was hidden deep inside the temple lands in
Hong-jo's hands. There is a forbidden document inside the wooden box, which gives Shin-yu hope
that the spells can free him from the curse by Hong-jo. He takes on the job as lawyer for Onju City to
stay close to Hong-jo. This series portrays the force majeure romance between Hong-jo, who
happens upon the document that was bound for over three centuries, and Shin-yu, who is the
scapegoat of the document.
See You In My 19th Life
Directed by: Lee Na-jeong
Written by: Choi Younglim
Starring: Shin Hye-sun, Ahn Bo-hyun, Ha Yoon-Kyung, Ahn dong-goo
Produced by: Studio Dragon, Stuido N, Finecut
Logline: Based on the webtoon of the same name, See You In My 19th Life is a spirited love story
that comes back to life between Ban Ji-eum, who has the extraordinary ability to remember her
past lives, and Moon Seo-ha, whom she is destined to meet. Ban Ji-eum has no attachments to her
previous lives, but when she loses Moon Seo-ha to an accident after meeting him in her 18th life,
she begins her 19th life to reconnect with him.
Directed by: Yeon Sang-ho
Written by: Yeon Sang-ho
Starring: Kang Soo-youn, Kim Hyun-joo, Ryu Kyung-soo
Release Date: January 20, 2023
Logline:JUNG_E portrays a desolated earth in the 22nd century that is no longer inhabitable due to
climate change. Amid the chaos, an internal war breaks out in the shelter built for human survival.
Victory - meaning the end of the war - now hinges on finding a way to clone the legendary
mercenary JUNG_E into a scalable robot. Orchestrated by Director Yeon Sang-ho ofTrain to Busan,
Peninsula, and Hellbound, and with a colorful cast - Kang Soo-youn, Kim Hyun-joo, Ryu Kyung-soo
- JUNG_E portrays a unique theme combined with dystopia, cloning, and technology.
Directed by: Kim Tae Joon
Written by: Kim Tae Joon
Produced by: MIZIFILM
Co-produced by: STUDIO N
Cast: Yim Si Wan, Chun Woo Hee, Kim Hie Won
Original Novel: 'Stolen Identity' by Akira Shiga
Release Date: February 17, 2023
Logline: A real-crime thriller following an ordinary woman whose entire life is upended after she
loses her phone containing her personal information. With the worst possible things happening
after the main character loses her phone containing everything, including her social security
number, banking information and the details of her personal life, this movie will present a ringing
sense of spooky reality and horror to viewers today who cannot live without their phones. Yim Si
Wan, who has already established himself as a talented actor with his role of the menacing
antagonist in Emergency Declaration, will once again prove himself an on-screen chameleon as he
plays Jun-yeong, who commits heinous crimes after stumbling upon the smartphone. Startup
marketer Na-mi, who loses her phone, finds it, and becomes entangled in unimaginable schemes, is
portrayed by Chun Woo Hee, who has a stellar track record of portraying colorful characters with
her unparalleled acting.
Directed by: Byun Sung-hyun
Written by: Byun Sung-hyun
Produced by: SEE AT FILM CO.,LTD.
Casting: Jeon Do-yeon, Sul Kyung-gu, Kim Si-a, Esom, Koo Kyo-hwan, etc.
Logline: Boksoon leads a double life - she is both a mother of a teenage daughter and a legendary
professional killer at top-tier killing agency MK. Caught between the mission of killing someone and
the mission of raising someone, Boksoon refuses to complete an assigned mission and is thrown
into an inevitable fight.
Directed by: Kim Hyung-joo
Written by: Kim Hyung-joo, Yoon Jong-Bin
Produced by: Moonlight Film
Co-produced by: BH Entertainment
Cast: Lee Byung-hun, Yoo Ah-in
Logline: Teacher and student, but legendary rivals Cho Hoon Hyun (Lee Byung-hun) and Lee
Changho (Yoo Ah-in) play the match of their lifetime in the game of Go. At a time when the game of
Go was more popular than the World Cup, global legends Cho Hoon Hyun and Lee Changho
engage in a heated game of Go in The Match where black and white stones are placed silently but
dynamically. Lee Byung-hun portrays Cho Hoon Hyun, who is both strict and warm with Lee
Changho, whom he takes in as a student when Changho was just 10 years old as he showed much
promise, right after Cho Hoon Hyun won the grand slam. Yoo Ah-in takes on the role of Lee
Changho, a student who works tirelessly to exceed his monumental teacher Cho Hoon Hyun. Lee
Byung-hun and Yoo Ah-in, who are known to bring their own interpretations to characters across
any genre or plot, collaborate for the first time inThe Match, adding to the hype of what to expect in
this game between teacher and student.
Directed by: Baik
Original Story by: Jeon Cheol-hong
Screenplay by: Kim Hee-jin
Adapted by: Kim Joon-hyun
Produced by: Yong Film Inc.
Co-produced by: Superfiction, CJ ENM Studios
Cast: Cho Jin-woong, Cha Seung-won, Han Hyo-joo, Oh Seung-hoon, Kim Dong-young, Lee
Logline: A crime action film on the nerve-wracking war between Won-ho, who is still pursuing Mr.
Lee's organization and the disappeared "Rak" after the bloody fight at Yongsan Station, and Brian,
who has reappeared, and a new character "Big Knife." Believer 2 follows Won-ho's investigation of
looking for "Rak," who disappeared after Brian's incarceration, while getting to the core of the
elusive drug cartel. Director Baik, who has already received praise for sophisticated
cinematography and sensational directing in The Beauty Inside, showcases a different side of his
directing in this film. Actor Cho Jin-woong portrays Won-ho, the persistent detective who has been
tracking down the drug cartel for a long time; Cha Seung-won portrays Brian, who considered
himself Mr. Lee as a hidden character within the organization; and Kim Dong-young and Lee
Joo-young play Manko and Lona, the deaf siblings who are genius at making top-quality drugs.
New character "Big Knife" is played by Han Hyo-joo, who is beloved for her wide spectrum of
filmography spanning from mellow, action to comedy, and will immerse in a completely different
kind of character for this film.
Directed by: Lee Chung-hyun
Written by: Lee Chung-hyun
Produced by: Climax Studio
Cast: Jun Jong-seo, Kim Ji-hun, Park Yurim, etc.
Logline: This film depicts the beautiful and ruthless revenge by Okju, a former bodyguard, for
Minhee, her best friend. Ballerina is directed by Lee Chung-hyun, who shocked the Korean film
scene with his short film Bargain and demonstrated sensational directing in mystery thriller Call,
with its interesting genre and colorful characters. Ballerina will present viewers with trendy and
stylish action scenes and visuals, and garner attention for its refreshing cast lineup composed of
Jun Jong-seo, Kim Ji-hun and Park Yurim. Jun Jong-seo portrays Okju, a former bodyguard who
has no physical limits when it comes to her self-defense skills, swordsmanship, agility with guns and
motorbikes. The so-called "Choi," who is the subject of revenge, is portrayed by Kim Ji-hun, who
has a wide spectrum of acting skills and the ability to immerse in any character. Handsome, fit, and
intelligent, he is set to play the antagonist of Okju. Rising star Park Yurim, who won the 94th
Academy Award for her role in Drive My Car directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, will play the ballerina
Minhee. Moreover, the versatile musician Gray who can produce, compose, rap and vocalize, takes
on the role of music director, making his collaboration with Director Lee Chung-hyun even more
REALITY & VARIETY SHOWS (UNSCRIPTED)
Directed by: Jang Ho Gi
Written by: Kang Sukkyeong, Jo Keun Ae
Produced by: MBC
Release Date: January 24, 2023
Logline: An extreme survival entertainment program designed to find the best physique with the
strongest physical capabilities. The vast filming site designed solely forPhysical:100 sets the stage
for an intense competition among 100 men and women who pride themselves on their physiques,
regardless of age or sex, to determine the one person with the "perfect physique." The process of
coming down to the last one standing on an unprecedentedly enormous set where only the 100
exist shows fierce competition in its rawest form, making Physical:100 an entirely new type of
survival entertainment show.
Siren: Survive the Island
Directed by: Lee Eun-kyung
Written by: Chae Jin-ah
Chief Producer: Ko Min-goo
Produced by: Studio Modak
Logline: Siren: Survive the Island is a combat survival entertainment show where 24 women of top
combat power and strategic thinking form 6 teams divided by career groups and fight one another.
Entitled "Siren," which means both "warning sound" and "beautiful temptress," this show involves
women with extraordinary physical capabilities and skills for strategies including police officers,
firefighters, bodyguards, stuntwomen, military women, and athletes who form teams according to
their jobs. One team will emerge as the winner after a mission that puts their limitations to the test.
For 6 nights and 7 days, their fight for survival on an unknown island requires aggressive mind
games and tight teamwork. The extreme situations and unexpected twists and turns will add to the
immersive nature of the show. Moreover, the vast scale of the location on a huge uninhabited island,
the seamless plot development, and the background stories and relationships between the
participants will have viewers hooked on this combat survival entertainment show.
19/20(Nineteen to Twenty)
Directed by: Kim Jae-won, Kim Jung-hyun, Park Suji
Written by: Chi Hyun-sook
Produced by: Sizak Company
Logline: 19/20(Nineteen to Twenty) is a reality entertainment show that tracks the fresh and
youthful lives of Generation Z in their last week of being 19 just before they turn 20. During that final
week, they attend "19 School" to learn practical things about adult life and prepare for adulthood.
Then on January 1, they all stay at "20 House," a space where they are independent from their
parents and teachers. 19/20 garners much attention as these 19-year-olds, who are on the cusp of
adulthood, create unexpectedly vivacious and nostalgic moments throughout the show. KYUHYUN,
actress Kim Ji-eun, and LEE SUHYUN from AKMU participate as emcees. Producer Kim Jae-won
who is writing history in reality entertainment shows with hisSingle's Inferno orchestrates the show.
Directed by: Park Jin-kyung, Moon Sang-donn
Written by: Yu Jin-young
Produced by: Kakao Entertainment
Logline: Netflix, the go-to platform for quality Korean zombie content, unveils a new type of zombie
universe entertainment show for the first time. In Zombieverse, participants must complete quests
to survive in Seoul, which has been turned into a zombie world. The art team from All of Us Are
Dead and the zombie action choreographer from Kingdom work behind the scenes, adding to the
anticipation of how realistically and thrillingly the zombie universe will be portrayed. Their
endeavors to survive until the end by completing quests such as looking for food, transportation, or
a safe haven; or deciding whether to save a colleague who has been infected by a zombie, will keep
viewers at the edge of their seats.
The Devil's Plan
Directed by: Jeong Jong-yeon
Written by: Heo Jung-hee, Jung Da-hee
Produced by: TEO
Logline: Devil's Plan is a mind game survival entertainment show that awards up to 500 million
Korean won to the winner. Participants including celebrities and influencers and recruits of this
game begin with the devil's suggestion to take off their social masks and reveal one's true identity.
The show is directed by maestro of mystery and genre entertainment producer Jeong Jong-yeon
with past works such as Great Escape with its vast filming set and seamless storyline throughout
every season; The Genius which has unexpectable development and plot twists in every episode;
and High School Mystery Club with its immersive storytelling and unparalleled chemistry among
participants. As many fans have awaited his collaboration with Netflix, all eyes are on what Devil's
Plan has in store for them.
DOCUMENTARIES (UNSCRIPTED SHOWS)
In the Name of God: A Holy Betrayal
Directed by: Jo Seong-Hyeon
Produced by: Kim Jin-man
Writer: Ko Hye-rim
Release Date: March 3, 2023
Logline: In the Name of God: A Holy Betrayal is an eight-episode true-crime documentary that
explores the self-proclaimed 'messiahs' in modern Korean history and the shocking events behind
Yellow Door: Looking for Director Bong's Unreleased Short Film (WT)
Directed by: Lee Hyuk-rae
Produced by: Broccoli Pictures Co.,Ltd
Starring: Members of Yellow Door Film Club and others
Logline: Yellow Door: Looking for Director Bong's Unreleased Short Film (WT) is a documentary
tracing the quest for the Oscar-winning director Bong Joon-ho's unreleased short film,Looking for
Paradise. This 22-minute film was screened for some 10 members of cinephile club Yellow Door on
Christmas, 1992, and has never been seen since. In the process of getting to the bottom of Bong's
mysterious film-making debut, Yellow Door (WT) pieces together the memories of the only
witnesses to the film, and recreates an era of avid movie lovers.
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