Disney’s commitment to creating brand new original series in Korea is paying off, as in September, Disney+ was able to bring in an additional 1.25 million subscribers.
The rise in subscribers has been credited to the success of the original series, “Moving”, which was the most popular Korean original on the platform and even more popular that the latest shows from Marvel and Star Wars. “Moving” has also been a huge hit globally, becoming the most-watched series on Disney+ across the Asia Pacific region and the biggest premiere on Disney+ in Korea to date.
“Moving” is a supernatural action series about children who live in hiding with superpowers, along with their parents who live with painful secrets of the past, and face enormous dangers together.
While the success of “Moving” has played a huge factor in the boost of subscribers, there have been many other new Korean shows have also been recently released on Disney+, including “The Worst Of Evil” and the second season of “Arthdal Chronicles”. “The Worst Of Evil” is also becoming very popular globally, attracting viewers in many other countries, including Japan, Turkey and Hong Kong.
Over the last few years, Disney has released many new Korean original shows, including “Snowdrop”, “Soundtrack #1”, and “Big Bet”, plus many documentaries about popular K-Pop artists like BTS.
Recently, Disney CEO Bob Iger has spoken about how they are going to reduce the number of international originals they create, instead focusing on a more curated lineup. However, he also stated that they would continue to make originals in countries where it made financial sense to do so. With Korean dramas becoming so popular globally, it’s looks like Disney has been able to find the right mix of local and global content in Korea.
“Moving” is available to stream now on Disney+ around the world and on Hulu in the United States.
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Source – Korean Joon Gang Daily