Netflix released its lineup of Korean content that will debut in 2024 as part of its promise to be the “go-to destination for K-content fans worldwide.” The slate includes dozens of new and returning series, such as Squid Game, films, and unscripted series debuting on the platform this year.
A few fan-favorite series will see a second season this year, including Squid Game, which will see Gi-hun return to the game in an attempt to dismantle it all, Gyeongseong Creature transports Park Seo-jun and Han So-hee to present-day Seoul, and Hellbound lands audiences in the aftermath of the chaos from the first season.
Sweet Home will return for its third season this summer as “monsterization ends and a new humanity begins.”
Netflix will also launch unscripted Korean shows, new and old. Physical: 100, the first unscripted series named number one on Netflix’s Global Top 10 TV list, returns for a second season with a new group of 100 contestants competing in challenges in a new underground concept. Zombieverse also returns for another round with upgraded zombies for the cast to survive in season two.
The platform is expanding its collection of Korean titles this year to cast a broader range of content across genres.
“This year, our K-Content lineup delivers a diverse array of titles that capture the true essence of Korean storytellers, said Don Kang, vice president of Korean content at Netflix. “Whether it’s series, films, or innovative unscripted shows, we’ll share unforgettable experiences with entertainment fans worldwide and unmissable titles that you can enjoy only on Netflix.”
Several new series will debut on Netflix this year, including Captivating the King, Queen of Tears, a medical rom-com Doctor Slump, and Resident Playbook, a spin-off of Hospital Playlist. Mr. Plankton, Hierarchy, and The Trunk offer audiences unique twists to romance.
The Bequeathed, A Killer Paradox, The Frog, and The Whirlwind treat fans to suspense, dark secrets, and murder, while comedy series Chicken Nugget, The 8 Show, and Parastye: The Grey, which is based on the manga by Hitoshi Iwaaki.
Netflix will also host several films with top Korean talents, such as My Name is Loh Kiwan, Officer Black Belt, The Great Flood, Badland Hunters, and Uprising.
The platform will release several unscripted series this year. Single’s Inferno, a reality show for flirty singles looking for love, is back for another season, marking the first Korean unscripted show to be renewed for a fourth season on the platform. Risqué Business expands its talk show into the adult entertainment industry in Europe, while Agents of Mystery features special agents solving bizarre cases. Super Rich in Korea spotlights multibillionaires showing off their luxurious lifestyles.
The Influencer, a competition series featuring influencers competing for attention, joins the streamer’s competition collection, as does Unknown Chefs, in which 100 cooks face off in a fiery culinary showdown.