Netflix bolsters entertainment with 7 new Korean films and series
It’s an exciting time for those who love to watch Korean content!
Netflix, the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, is currently servicing Start-Up, Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol, and Private Lives, which had their respective premieres in October and are continuously dropping two episodes weekly.
Now, Netflix is adding yet another entertainment joy for its fans around the world; Introducing seven new must-watch films and series, namely The Call, Space Sweepers, What Happened to Mr. Cha?,The Uncanny Counter, Run On, and Lovestruck in the City.
Since the release of director Bong Joon-ho’s Netflix film Okja in 2017, the relationship between Korea’s creative ecosystem and Netflix has been growing, and it is expected to grow further. In April, Time to Huntpremiered worldwide only on Netflix and received positive reviews. #Alive, which came to Netflix in September after its theatrical run in Korea, also earned rave reviews and praises, especially for its fresh take on the now-more-recognized K-zombie genre. Starting from today’s announcement, Netflix plans to heighten the joy of entertainment with Korean films by acquiring more original shows as well as the creation of its own production of Netflix Film with Korean creators.
Minyoung Kim, Vice President of Content (Korea, Southeast Asia, Australia & New Zealand) at Netflix said, “This year marked an incredible milestone for Korean filmmakers with the triumphant of director Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite winning the Oscars, positive reviews around Netflix film Time to Hunt, and the global popularity of #Alive via Netflix across the world. Netflix is at the forefront of changing the way entertainment is enjoyed throughout the world. We believe that great stories can come from anywhere and travel everywhere. We’re bringing Korean storytelling with the goal to entertain our members around the world.”
Check out the upcoming Netflix films and original series below.
The CallPremiere Date: November 27, 2020
Cast & Creators: Director Lee Chung-hyun, Park Shin hye, Jun Jong-seo
Genre: Mystery Thriller, Crime
When 28-year-old Seo-yeon loses her cell phone on her way to visit her sick, estranged mother in a rural area, she digs up a decade-old cordless phone from the junk closet of her childhood home. She suddenly gets a call from a woman named Young-sook asking for her friend. Seo-yeon hangs up thinking the woman has the wrong number but later learns that the call was coming from the same house 20 years ago.
Cast & Creators: Dir. Jo Sung-hee | Song Joong-ki, Kim Tae-ri, Jin Sun-kyu, Yoo Hai-jin
Genre: Sci-fi action, Space blockbuster
Set in 2092, Earth has become a bleak planet that will soon be uninhabitable. The privileged class now live as UTS citizens on pristine habitats built between Earth and the moon, while 95% of the human race, the non-citizens, struggle to survive on the ruined Earth. Spaceship Victory is one of the many that live off salvaging space debris, which is a life-risking job since space debris flies at immense speed. But crewed with a genius space pilot Tae-ho, a mysterious ex-space pirate Captain Jang, an ex-con spaceship engineer Tiger Park, and a reprogrammed military robot Bubs, Spaceship Victory surpasses all other space sweepers. After successfully snatching a crashed space shuttle in the latest debris chase, Victory’s crew finds a 7-year-old girl inside. They realize that she’s the humanlike robot wanted by UTS Space Guards, and decide to demand ransom in exchange.