Jun Ji-hyun in a still from Kingdom: Ashin of the North. Photo: Netflix Jun Ji-hyun in a still from Kingdom: Ashin of the North. Photo: Netflix
Jun Ji-hyun in a still from Kingdom: Ashin of the North. Photo: Netflix

Netflix’s huge US$500 million bet on Korean content in 2021, and what it means for viewers and the country’s other content producers

  • In the five years since Netflix started backing Korean films and Korean dramas, it has spent US$700 million. This year alone it will spend US$500 million
  • That investment covers star-studded series in a variety of genres, and its first original Korean films. Local producers will struggle to compete with that

Topic |   Asian cinema: Korean films
Jun Ji-hyun in a still from Kingdom: Ashin of the North. Photo: Netflix Jun Ji-hyun in a still from Kingdom: Ashin of the North. Photo: Netflix
Jun Ji-hyun in a still from Kingdom: Ashin of the North. Photo: Netflix
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