Amid the continued slump of comedy shows, SNL Korea is gearing up for their grand comeback. Production company A Story has signed a contract to produce SNL Korea with NBCUniversal Formats, which owns the rights to SNL.
SNL Korea is the Korean version of NBC’s long-running comedy program Saturday Night Live that ended its show in 2018 with season 9. The new season will be helmed by producer Ahn Sang Hwi, who directed the entire season of SNL Korea, while producers Yoo Sung Mo and Kwon Sung Wook will join A Story as key staff.
Shin Dong Yup, who hosted all 9 seasons of SNL Korea, will return as the main MC again and welcome both new and familiar faces to the show.
Ana Langenberg, the Senior Vice President of NBCUniversal Formats, shared, “I’m glad to see SNL Korea again. This iconic show has received enthusiastic support from viewers for many years. We hope that our new partner A Story and the original production crew will bring a fresh breeze to SNL Korea. I can’t wait to see how viewers will react to the new SNL Korea.”
Lee Sang Baek, CEO of A Story, expressed his excitement, saying, “As much as NBCUniversal, we A Story is also delighted to launch SNL Korea. Korea’s most talented crew will present the audience new and fresh characters and fresh laughter.”
SNL Korea is scheduled to air in the second half of this year.