Disney+ is soon bringing more Korean content to its streaming platform. The video-on-demand over-the-top streaming service has been in the market for almost two years. However, it is now prepping to expand its Korean content library. As per Disney+’s new statement on Thursday, it will add 12 new original Kdramas this year. Moreover, it will bring approximately 20 films and TV shows of the Korean language in 2022. The Kdrama global fandom is thrilled with the news since they have another source to stream upcoming and exciting Kdramas.
Korean dramas have acquired a massive audience across the globe with their distinct storylines, comfort, OSTs, and quality. The Hallyu Wave (Korean wave) now spans different borders, and many international streamers are curating Korean content libraries for the users. Disnet+ is joining the part and has released a few original Korean dramas on its platform.
On Thursday, The Walt Disney Company announced additional shows that will land on their streamer this year. Spanning various genres, these original releases will be available to users across APAC markets.
Disney+ Announces To Add 12 New Original Kdramas This Year
According to Disney+, the streamer will be adding new original Korean content this year for its APC market and users. The streamer is already home to the most-talked Kdrama of this year, Snowdrop, which starred Blackpink’s vocalist Jisoo and versatile actor Jung Hae In. Meanwhile, another drama, Rookie Cops, is currently being broadcast on Disney+. It’s time for Disney+ to expand its Korean library, and it looks like its team is getting the job done this 2022.
The 12 new pieces coming to Disney+ are already the most-talked-about shows. Below is the list of all the highly anticipated Kdramas releasing soon on Disney+.
The Zone: Endure To Survive
The Zone: Endure to Survive is a variety show by Disney+ for its audience. Variety shows are top-rated in the nation and have a massive fan following. The Zone: Endure To Survive will join the many popular Variety shows to entertain the audience.
The latest variety program comes with a horror tagline: Survive, no matter what.” The cast members will enter a virtual reality environment through a secret door for each task. Additionally, no matter what reality space they visit, they have to survive and endure the challenges.
The plot of The Zone: Endure To Survive sounds exciting and fresh. Moreover, the cast will surely attract thousands of fans. Korea’s No. 1 host Lee Jae Suk, Lee Kwang Soo, and SNSD’s Kwon Yu Ri, will join as regular members. The release date for the variety show is not shared. However, it will release on Disney+ in 2022.
Big Mouth has been the hot topic among Kdrama lovers since it first came to the limelight. The Lee Jong Suk led crime-thriller drama will also be a Disney+ original. It will tell the story of a third-rate lawyer who gets stuck in a bizarre situation after taking on a murder case. Big Mouth will track his journey to justice. Moreover, we will see Lee Jong Suk’s character evil-y plotting against the villain to defeat him.
Lee Jong Suk will play Park Chang Ho, a lawyer with almost no success rate in the community. Additionally, he speaks highly of himself and his activities but always fails to yield results. Thus, he is often dubbed as “Big Mouth.” Joining as the female lead is Girls’ Generation’s Im Yoon Ah, who will play Go Mi-ho, Park Chang Ho’s wife. She is his biggest supporter and a bold lady.
Big Mouth does not have any specific release date. However, it will be released on Disney+ in May 2022.
The next big Korean drama coming to Disney+ very soon is Soundtrack #1. The fans are highly anticipated for the Park Hyung Sik and Han So Hee starrer romantic drama due to its plot and cast members. Moreover, it will be a short drama with only four episodes under its name.
Seo Eun Soo (Han So Hee) and Han Sun Woo (Park Hyung Sik) have been best friends for over two decades. However, after living together for two weeks, the fine line between love and friendship begins to disappear. Han Sun Woo is a handsome rookie photographer with a warm persona. Meanwhile, Seo Eun Soo is a lyricist who lives cheerfully and expresses her emotions fearlessly.
Soundtrack #1 is releasing on Disney+ on March 23, 2022.
A super-hero-oriented drama is all ready with its cape to fly and reach Disney+. The drama will follow the lives of three high-school students and their extraordinary capabilities. Kim Bong Seok (Lee Jung Ha), Jang Hee Soo (Go Yoon Jung), and Lee Kang Hoon (Kim Do Hoon) are three students studying together and possess superpowers. Bong Seok has the ability to fly; meanwhile, Jang Hee Soo has incredible athletic skills with a natural boost to recover quickly. Lastly, Lee Kang Hoon is blessed with uncanny power and speed.
The three young superheroes have equally unique parents who make plans and carry out missions to save their kids from the bad.
Ryu Seong Ryong, Han Hyo Joo, and Jo In Sung will also star in Moving in leading roles. Just like all of the kdramas on this list, Moving will release on Disney+ in the second half of 2022. However, its release date is not known yet.
Kdrama fans do not have to wait any longer for Crazy Love since the drama will premiere in a couple of days. Fans living outside South Korea can access the new episodes on Disney+.
Crazy Love is a dark comedy and romance drama that will share the story of Noh Go Jin (Kim Jae Wook) and his assistant Lee Shin Ah (Krystal Jung). Noh Go Jin is the nation’s best mathematics tutor and CEO of GOSTOP Education. He has a strong aura and an egoistic personality, which sometimes makes him intolerable. However, one day, life takes a toll, and he learns that he will soon die.
Lee Shin Ah, on the other hand, has no presence at the office due to her introverted nature. But, the employees have started noticing her since she is the only one who can handle Noh Go Jin’s nuisance. Her life takes a drastic change when she gets to know about her short-lived life.
The two will help each other solve their complex life problems. And, maybe, we will see them fall in love. Crazy Love is dropping its first episode on March 7.
Casino also known as King Of Savvy, is another Disney+ upcoming drama. Among all the dramas mentioned in this list, Casino has got the most fans going crazy.
The crime-thriller drama is filled with an exceptional cast, including Choi Min Shik in the lead role. The brilliant actor is returning to the small screen after 25 years, and due to his history of doing top-rated dramas, Casino will undoubtedly be a smash hit on the streamer.
The other cast members include Reply 1998’s Lee Dong Hwi, Squid Game’s Kim Joo Ryung, Heo Sung Tae, D.P’s Son Seok Koo, and The Lovers’ Ryu Hyun Kyung. Moreover, Kang Yoon Sung, who wrote and directed the 2017 movie The Outlaws, will take over Casion’s Writing and Screenwriting department.
The story will follow the life of a casino king who is ready to encounter all kinds of risks to get back into action. The drama will have 16 episodes. However, the release date is not announced by Disney+.
This is the entire list of Korean content you will get to witness this year. Sounds Interesting, right. Some other Kdramas are already present on Disney+ such as Rookie Cops and Snowdrop. Furthermore, the streamer will add 20 movies Kdramas alongside the original content this year.
Hence, get your Disney+ accounts now as the streamer is ready to cater all your Kdrama needs.