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Disney+ to air more original Kdrama series, sequels in 2023

by Joyce Remo

Recently updated on December 30, 2022 01:28 pm

MORE original Korean drama series and documentaries are landing on new digital platform Disney+, according to the vice president of Walt Disney Co. Asia Pacific’s content and development Jessica Kam-Engle in a Korean Herald report.

This will kick-off with the release of two of the most anticipated series from South Korea, Connect starring Jung Hae-in and Big Bet with Rich Ting, Eugene Ko, Choi Min-sik, Jo Jae-yoon, in December.

Meanwhile, sequels of hit Disney+ dramas crime thriller Shadow Detective and romance series Soundtrack #1 will be returning on virtual screens for their second season.

Disney+ subscribers should also watch  for the release of the second season of the unscripted show The Zone: Survival Mission, action series Moving, romantic dramas Call It Love and Race, and crime thriller The Worst of Evil.

The streaming platform will also offer premium viewing for a variety of documentaries featuring KPop boy bands like Super Junior, NCT 127, BTS and BTS’ J-Hope.


Connect is a psychological thriller aired on December 7 with six episodes that follows the story of an unwilling organ donor, whose right eye was transplanted into a serial killer. As he witnessed terrifying scenes of the horrors haunting Seoul, he sets foot to pursue the manslayer.

Big Bet

This crime-action drama features a legendary figure from the Philippines. As he gets tangled with a series of misfortunes, the casino king eventually gets caught in the middle of a murder case. As he traverses in the middle of the biggest bet of his life, he risks everything in trying to get back to the game.

Shadow Detective

Led by veteran actor Lee Seung-min, Shadow Detective is a gripping crime-thriller drama about a detective who is about to retire from service. However, he faces a murder allegation while the real murderer blackmails him.

Soundtrack 1

Soundtrack #1 is a romantic series starring Park Hyung-sik and Han So-hee. The plot revolves on two long-term friends who move in together and collaborate to create new music. As the story evolves, the two struggle to juggle between their friendship and romantic relationship.

The Zone: Survival Mission

The Disney+ game show The Zone: Survival Mission hosted by Yoo Jae-suk, Lee Kwang-soo, and Kwon Yuri of the girl group Girls’ Generation. The television program challenges contenders to get through eight simulations of future disasters. This includes a zombie apocalypse survival and other gory fates that humanity may face in the future.


The upcoming web series Moving starring Lee Jung-ha, Ryu Seung-ryong, Han Hyo-joo, Jo In-sung, Kim Sung-kyun, Go Yoon-jung, and Kim Do-hoon is a supernatural fiction that deals with three teenagers who recently discovered their superpowers. Together, they fight against dark forces to save multiple generations across different time periods.

Call It Love

This melodramatic romantic series will feature stars Kim Young-kwang and Lee Sung-kyung and will follow the story of a pair, exhausted from the harsh realities of their life, who start to understand each other with blossoming emotions and find themselves changing gradually.


Starring  Lee Yeon-hee and Hong Jong-hyun, the upcoming melodramatic series Race will narrate the story of two friends-co-workers who are polar opposites of each other. As Park Yoon-jo, portrayed by Lee, finds out she was a “diversity hire,” she leans to her friend Ryu Jae-min, played by Hong, and asks for advice to prove her superiors wrong.

The Worst of Evil

This crime-action TV series featuring Ji Chang-wook, Wi Ha-joon, and Im Se-mi is set in the 1990s and will recount the adventures of undercover police investigators who infiltrate a large drug den responsible for the illegal drug trade between China, Korea, and Japan.

Documentaries by Disney+

Disney+ will also deliver many documentaries featuring fan-favorite boy bands and artists. These productions will present never-before-seen shots and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the lives and stories of these artists.



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