Marking its 5th anniversary since starting its service in Korea, Netflix held ‘See What’s Next Korea 2021’ to unveil the lineup for Korean originals and future investment plans. Netflix currently has more than 3.8 million paid subscribers, as of the end of 2020, and plans to invest about 550 million won in 2021.
This morning’s event was hosted by Park Kyung Rim, greeted by a video from Ted Sarandos (Co-Chief Executive Officer/Chief Content Officer), joined by the executive contents VP of Korea and Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan and India) Kim Min Young, director of the contents division Kang Dong Han, director of the movie division Kim Tae Won, Kingdom’s screenwriter Kim Eun Hee, director Kim Sung Hoon, and the cast and production crews of Hellbound, The Sea of Tranquility and Squid Game (literal title).
First, Netflix announced the production of the movie Carter and Moral Sense (working title). Carter is an action film about an agent’s pursuit of a mysterious operation while losing his memory on the Korean Peninsula which the ‘virus’ had originated. It is to be directed by Jeong Byeong Gil of The Villainess. Moral Sense is about the unconventional romance between a man who has extraordinary sexual preferences and a woman who happens to know his secret. It is based on a webtoon of the same name and will be directed by Like for Likes’ Park Hyun Jin.
Move to Heaven unravels a story about Gue Ru, a young man with Asperger’s syndrome, and his guardian Sang Gu, as they run a company to clean after the deceased’s belongings. It is to be released this spring.
Squid Game (literal title) depicts a story of the contestants who participate in the mysterious survival game with a huge amount of cash prize. The work is in its later processes of production and will be revealed in the second half of the year.
Kingdom: Ashin of the North deals with the secrets of Ashin, the successor of the settlement in northern Yeojin, and the Resurrection plant. As a special episode that extends from season 2 of Kingdom, it will be starring Jeon Ji Hyun and Park Byeong Eun. To be released in the second half of this year.
Hellbound touches on the supernatural phenomena that people experience as they encounter hell’s messengers and are sentenced to hell. Currently, it is in its post-production stage.
The Sea of Tranquility is about the crew members of a research base abandoned on the moon after water and food have been made scarce due to the Earth’s desertification. Shooting for the movie currently underway.
A drama based on a webtoon, D.P. is about the chaotic youth of a private soldier who joins the ‘Deserters Arresting Division’ as they chase after runaway soldiers.
Undercover is a breathtaking work about revenge as Ji Woo goes undercover as police to reveal the secret behind her father’s death. This is the second Netflix work of director Kim Jin Min, who also worked with Extracurricular.
A zombie series based on a webtoon, All of Us Are Dead tells the story of those who are isolated in a high school where the zombie virus has spread and the extreme situations which those who want to save them go through.
So Not Worth It is a youth sitcom about the love and friendship between multinational students living in an international dormitory at a university in Seoul. Park Se Wan, Shin Hyun Seung, Choi Young Jae (GOT7), Minnie ((G)-IDLE), and Han Hyun Min are to make appearances on the show.