Netflix is doubling down on Korean content in 2022 following the smash success of “Squid Game”, “Hellhound”, and half a dozen other series.
The giant streamer announced Wednesday that it will release 25 Korean films and series this year. The total is the steamer’s highest to date.
The new slate includes “All of Us Are Dead” in which zombies invade a high school, and is debuting on Jan. 28, 2022; “Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area” an adaptation of the hit Spanish series “Casa de Papel”; and “Seoul Vibe,” an action movie depicting the adventures of a special-ops team take place against the backdrop of the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games.
The 2022 slate follows Netflix’s commitment early last year to invest about $500 million in Korean content in calendar 2021, and its parallel leasing of studios near Seoul. The streamer has not unveiled a production spend commitment for 2022.
Other shows include: the romance movie “Love and Leashes” (Feb. 11); female-led friendship drama “Thirty Nine” (serialized twice a week from Feb. 16); and unscripted comedy show “Celeb Five: Behind the Curtain”.