A whole slew of Asian anime and dramas are lined up for 2019
We all know Netflix is a treasure trove of bingeworthy content. The brightest gems lately have been the originals, of which Asian shows, like Korean and Mandarin dramas, make up a good portion. Banking on their success, the streaming giant now casts its net wider across the region.
On 8 and 9 November, Netflix held its first-ever content showcase in Asia, in our very own Lion City. CEO Reed Hastings, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, and a big international group of creators and actors came together at Marina Bay Sands for "See What's Next: Asia." They unveiled a total of 17 new Asian original productions from Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, India and South Korea.
The originals shine a global light on Asian storytelling talents in diverse local languages and genres - from anime to historical drama to horror. We also got a sneak peek into a few of Netflix's upcoming Hollywood productions. Here are some highlights of the announcements and event:
New Korean historical thriller Kingdom premieres January 2019
If you love period dramas and zombie movies, this one’s for you. The main cast, writers, and showrunners of Kingdom came to debut the teaser trailer of this upcoming Korean international series about a king’s mysterious resurrection that sees a zombie invasion over the kingdom during Korea’s Joseon period. The first season won’t air until January 2019, but things are looking super promising already, because Netflix has already picked the show up for a second season!