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Netflix launches biggest-ever Korean content lineup in 2023, returns trio of dramas

Military drama D.P. focuses on a Deserter Pursuit unit

Netflix has launched its 2023 slate of Korean dramas, films and unscripted shows, which it says is its biggest-ever lineup of content from Korea.

According to the streamer, over 60% of all subscribers watched Korean content last year.

This year, dramas Sweet Home, D.P. and The Glory will all return for second seasons. Part two of revenge drama The Glory will be released in March, with part one being the most-watched non-English language TV show during the week of January 2, according to Netflix.

Apocalyptic horror series Sweet Home and military drama D.P. premiered their first seasons in 2020 and 2021 respectively.

New series debuting this year include romance dramas A Time Called You, Behind Your Touch (w/t), Crash Course in Romance, Destined With You, Doona!, King the Land, Love to Hate You and See You in My 19th Life.

Other new dramas include social commentary and intrigue series Bloodhounds, Celebrity and Mask Girl, dramas Daily Dose of Sunshine, Queenmaker and The Good Bad Mother, and apocalyptic series Goodbye Earth.

In unscripted, Netflix is launching a variety of reality shows including endurance series Physical:100 and Siren: Survive the Island, zombie survival show Zombieverse, coming-of-age series Nineteen to Twenty, and mind game The Devil’s Plan.

The streamer is also debuting new factual series including: documentary Door: Looking for Director Bong’s Unreleased Short Film (w/t), which traces the quest for Oscar-winning director Bong Joon-Ho’s debut film; and true-crime series In the Name of God: A Holy Betrayal, which explores the self-proclaimed ‘messiahs’ in modern Korean history.

Films include JUNG-E, Kill Boksoon, Believer 2, Ballerina, The Match and Unlocked.

“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,” said Don Kang, VP of content, Korea.

“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.”


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