As part of Disney’s plan to create 50 Original productions across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, Disney has announced that a new South Korean series, “King Of Savvy” has gone into production.

This new series will be released as a Star Original on Disney+ and is being created by Arc Media.

“King of Savvy,” is a crime action drama about a casino king who is taking risks and trying to get back into the game.

The cast is headed by “Old Boy” star Choi Min-sik and is being directed by Kang Yoon-sung (“The Outlaws”).

Jessica Kam-Engle, Disney’s APAC head of content & development said in a statement:

“The response towards our APAC Content Showcase and new titles has been overwhelmingly positive. 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.”

Disney is planning on releasing its originals globally, though this release may be “subject to local availability” and is due to be released on Disney+ in 2022 under the Star banner.  Should Disney release the series in the United States, it’s likely to be on Hulu due to the mature themes that Disney+ in the US doesn’t showcase.

Are you looking forward to the release of “King Of Savvy”?



Source – Variety

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  1. Austin January 6, 2022

    I am beyond excited for all this new International content the real question for me though honestly is when? and what? the U.S. will be getting from all this new content. Which lets be be honest 90% will most likely be regionally locked especially when it comes to the European and Latin American content and they’ll most likely randomly select titles from the Asian content, and any International content the U.S. does get most likely won’t be put on Hulu until Probably mid-late 2022 if not early 2023 if we get it at all which is disappointing…