At least year’s Disney Content Showcase, the company announced 28 new content tiles in addition to Disney+’s long-awaited launch in Hong Kong and South Korea. Now, the streaming platform has unveiled new compelling projects in Asia as part of its 2022 content slate and are all expected to be released over the year. The new titles are just some of the 50 APAC Originals greenlight by Disney for release by 2023.
These new projects are King of Savvy from South Korea that sees the return of renowned actor Choi Min-sik to the small screen; a director’s cut of Anita which features the Cantopop legend’s rise to superstardom; an original Mandarin psychological series called Taiwan Crime Stories, and a Chinese language drama series titled A Lifelong Journey.
“There is tremendous appetite globally for high-quality Asian content and original stories with great cultural resonance. We will continue investing in the best content and collaborating with the most sought-after creative talent and storytellers in the region so they can shine on the world stage,” says Jessica Kam-Engle, Disney’s head of content and development for the Asia Pacific region.
1. King of Savvy
This riveting Korean drama is about a casino king and his life filled with crime and action. It will see the return of award-winning actor from Oldboy, Choi Min-sik to the small screen after 25 years.
The series will be helmed by The Outlaws director Kang Yoon-sung and will tell the story of survival, taking risks and getting back into the game.