What kind of work will the second “Squid Game” be?
Netflix has just introduced the lineup of 25 new content for 2022 on January 19th. Netflix has invested more than 1 trillion won in Korean content so far, and more than 130 Korean works have been first introduced overseas on Netflix so far. This companionship has become nourishment for Korean works to take root at the center of global trends.
As of the end of 2021, Netflix members’ time spent watching Korean content has more than tripled over the past two years. In addition, in the case of Squid Game, which was watched by the largest number of Netflix members so far, about 95% of its viewing time occurred overseas and was named the most viewed work in 94 countries, including Korea and the United States, Brazil, France, and Turkey.
In terms of Korean content, “Hellbound” and “Sea of Silence” released late last year topped the Top 10 in the global (non-English) drama category, further consolidating its position. In order to continue the “success flow” of Korean storytelling, Netflix will release more than 25 Korean content this year. This number has increased by 10 compared to last year.
First of all, “All of Us Are Dead”, which deals with the extreme situation in a high school where the zombie virus spreads, will be unveiled on January 28th. Next, you will be able to enjoy “Juvenile Justice” featuring the performances of Kim Hye-soo, Kim Moo-yeol, and Lee Sung-min. This drama tells the stories about juvenile crimes against the backdrop of the juvenile criminal settlement department.
“Money Heist: Joint Economic Area”, a remake version of “Money Heist” that once caused a hot sensation around the world with its large-scale criminal scenes, was also included in this year’s lineup. In addition, the lineup also is the new work “Glitch” to be produced by Jin Han-sae, who received enthusiastic reviews for writing the scripts of “Extracurricular” and “The Sound of Magic”, which originated from Ha Il-kwon’s webtoons. Other dramas, including “Black Knight”, which recently drew attention by heralding the reunion of director Cho Eui-seok and actor Kim Woo-bin, will be unveiled within 2022.
General manager VP of Korean content on Netflix Kang Dong-han said, “As a result of increased investment in long-term collaboration with the domestic creative ecosystem to show stories that reach the expectations of Korean fans, numerous works have been recognized not only in Korea but also around the world. Netflix, along with the creators, will continue to accelerate the journey of exporting Korean stories to 190 countries worldwide.”