The Walt Disney Company has announced to drop a batch of high-quality South Korean shows on Disney+ across the Asia-Pacific region this year.
The first new series in line is Big Mouth. It depicts a story of a third-rate lawyer who takes on a murder case only to get tangled in a complex conspiracy that threatens more than just his career. Starring Lee Jong Suk and YoonA, Big Mouth is directed by Oh Choong Hwan of Hotel Del Luna and Start-Up. Screenwriter Haram joined hands with creators Jang Young Chul and Jung Kyung Soon to pen the script of the upcoming show. The series will be streamed simultaneously on local cable channel tvN and will also be available on Disney+ in Asia Pacific regions.
Yoo Jae Suk, Lee Kwang Soo and Yuri of Girls’ Generation will be hosting the platform’s original variety show The Zone: Endure To Survive (working title). According to the show’s description, the cast members will enter an unknown, virtual reality space through a secret door to play games that have only one rule: “Survive, no matter what.” The Zone: Endure To Survive is produced by a longtime colleague of Yoo Jae Suk named Jo Hyo Jin who produced Running Man, Family Outing and X-Man.
This year, Disney+ will feature more than 20 Korean titles, including at least 12 originals.