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Disney+ to start releasing original Asia-Pacific content, including K-dramas

This is part of a plan to add over 50 Asia-Pacific originals to the platform by 2023

Alicia Ang

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Published: 14 October 2021, 6:02 PM

Disney+ will start adding shows from Asia-Pacific to its collection, the streaming service announced on Thursday (Oct 14).

A diverse range of content, such as variety shows, science fiction, anime and yes, Korean dramas, will be added. For a start, Disney+ will add 20 shows, including 18 originals.

This is the first step in a larger plan to greenlight over 50 Asia Pacific originals by 2023, to further expand Disney+’s range of content.

One of the upcoming K-dramas is Snowdrop, a period drama starring Jung Hae-in from While You Were Sleeping, Blackpink member Kim Ji-soo and made by the creators of 2019’s Skycastle. The story is set in the 1980s, following the two main characters as they fall in love during a time of political instability.

Another title, Rookies, is a drama following a group of new recruits who are pursuing their dreams in an elite police academy. Through hardship, challenges and even romance, they will learn to serve and protect their community. This drama will also serve as K-pop idol Kang Daniel’s acting debut.

One last notable title, though not a Disney+ original, is BLACKPINK: The Movie, a celebration of the record-breaking girl group’s fifth anniversary. The film was released in theatres back in August, with a limited run of less than a week.

If you were unable to watch it then, don’t miss your second chance when it drops on Disney+.

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