With South Korean dramas increasingly gaining global appeal — Squid Game, anyone? — it’s hard for anyone to deny that they’ve staked their claim in modern pop culture.
It’s not an easy task, considering that the landscape is littered with blockbuster franchises and streaming shows from popular intellectual properties.
And, it seems that entertainment giants are very aware of their presence and have now tapped on them to expand their line of programmes.
iQiyi recently unveiled their upcoming K-drama originals starring popular names such as Lee Dong-wook, Wi Ha-jun, Lee Sung-kyung and Kim Jae-uck.
Similarly, Disney+ announced that they’ll be bringing South Korean shows to their streaming platforms.
For Disney+, the move is part of their initiative to expand their Asia Pacific offerings which will see them bringing 20 new titles (of which, 18 are originals) from several markets, including Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Greater China and Australia.
If you’re looking for your next big fix of South Korean shows, perhaps these might whet your appetite.