Netflix Korea's survival game drama series Squid Game has become a global streaming hit. Get the latest news, views and updates about the show and its stars.
Netflix’s Strong Girl Nam-soon starring Squid Game’s Lee Yoo-mi is a cartoonish spin-off that looks set to fall short of Strong Girl Bong-soon, the classic K-drama it is based on.
South Korean actors in Netflix dramas want the same as striking Hollywood actors – better pay, and residuals. So far Netflix, which outsources the production of its Korean shows, is not responding.
Season 2 of Netflix Korean drama Squid Game will include new cast members Im Si-wan, Jo Yu-ri, Park Gyu-young and Park Sung-hoon, while Lim Soo-hyang and Ji Hyun-woo could be leads in Beauty and the Devoted.
Netflix’s Squid Game was such a huge hit that it propelled several relatively unknown Korean actors to global mega-stardom – will these 4 already-impressive new cast members find the same success?
Korean shows are hugely popular on Netflix, but calls are growing for the government to support locally funded projects and secure the rights for content amid concerns about its effects on the local market.
Squid Game and All of Us Are Dead star Lee Yoo-mi plays a waitress who begins an affair with Park Soo-yeon’s high-school athlete in director Han Jay’s touching tale of young love set in 1990s Korea.
Korean is one of fastest-growing languages in world, sometimes ahead of Mandarin; ‘enjoying Korean drama, movies, K-pop might be a way people cope with stressful lives’.
The new reality television show pits 100 contestants of different genders against each other to see who is South Korea’s strongest. Insiders say it could become as big as ‘Singles Inferno’, ‘Squid Game’ or ‘Parasite’.
As a top model turned K-drama actress, Korea’s HoYeon Jung has accumulated several beauty and fitness tips to live by, from face massages to ballet – here’s how she always looks so flawless
Start-up Sandbox VR has partnered with Netflix to bring its hit South Korean drama to life in immersive, hi-tech facilities.
Jang Keun-suk, last seen in 2018’s Switch: Change the World, and Heo Sung-tae (Squid Game) star in Decoy – a brooding tale of police and con artists.
Actor O Yeong-su has been indicted without detention for allegedly improperly touching a woman’s body in 2017.
She may be gaining spotlight for walking hand in hand with her famous hubby on the red carpet, but Lim Se-ryung has been making waves herself, away from showbiz …
Lee said South Korean cinema spent years to figure out how to connect better with global audiences through stories about the violence of modern life.
Show about a deadly game of survival picks up best dramatic actor and best drama series directing prizes to go with four Emmys awarded earlier – the first show in a foreign language to win a major Emmy award.
South Korea has emerged as a cultural powerhouse in recent years with the global success of Oscar-winning film “Parasite”, Netflix series “Squid Game”, and K-pop superstars BTS sweeping the Billboard music charts.
At first nobody wanted to make Squid Game, and its creator, Hwang Dong-hyuk, struggled to find a lead actor for the proposed series. Then Lee Jung-jae signed on. Now it’s making history with 14 Emmy nominations.
Analysts say the ambitious initiative is a ‘top-level design’ to boost China’s cultural trade, and it comes at a time when geopolitical tensions are on the rise.
The two hit shows will compete for the ‘best drama’ crown in television’s equivalent of the Oscars.
There’s never been greater interest in Korean culture thanks to TV dramas such as Squid Game and K-pop bands such as BTS, yet universities’ Korean studies programmes lack funding to respond, academics say.
Jung became bona fide Netflix royalty thanks to Squid Game, but there’s plenty more to come, from an Apple TV+ show to Chanel and Louis Vuitton galore
From a just-announced IRL Squid Game reality TV show to a confirmed second season, Netflix’s most-streamed show ever is set to rake in millions more for Lee Byung-hun and Lee Jung-jae
Unlike in the fictional series, the worst fate for losers is not death, but missing out on what Netflix claims is the largest lump sum prize in reality TV history.
Netflix described the second season as “a whole new round,” but did not provide any other details, including a premiere date. The Korean-language series premiered in September, becoming Netflix’s most-watched series in just 12 days, according to the streaming platform.
The latest casting announcements for Korean drama series, from a quartet of shows renewed for a second season to a popular on-screen couple reuniting for a series called Family.
A majority of the Singapore-based entrepreneurs selected from a record number of entries are not from the Lion City, underscoring the city state’s allure as a business base.
Lee, who starred in Squid Game, and started out as a model, talks about his first directing role after 30 years as an actor, and the global success of Korean films and TV shows.
Directed by Squid Game star Lee Jung-jae, this spy thriller, set during South Korea’s turbulent 1980s and ’90s, draws on real events, but ends up a confused mess.