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Netflix: Must-Watch K-Content to See in 2024

by Neil Bui

After a momentous year of series, films, and reality shows for K-Content fans around the world, Netflix has an impressive slate up ahead for 2024.

“This year, our K-Content lineup delivers a diverse array of titles that capture the true essence of Korean storytellers. Whether it’s series, films, or innovative unscripted shows, we’ll share unforgettable experiences with entertainment fans worldwide and unmissable titles that you can enjoy only on Netflix,” says Don Kang, Vice President of Content (Korea), Netflix.

Fan favorite series on Netflix such as Squid Game, Gyeongseong Creature, and Hellbound return for their second seasons, and Sweet Home returns for its Season 3.

On the reality series side of things, Physical: 100 Season 2 – Underground brings in a new group of 100 contestants to test their limits in challenges with a new underground concept. The new cast of Zombieverse must face upgraded zombies in the second season that make it even harder to survive. The talk show Risqué Business switches up locations from Asia to Europe to explore the local adult entertainment industry.And Single’s Inferno becomes the first Korean unscripted show to be renewed for a fourth season on Netflix.

New series include:

  • Queen of Tears
    • Marriage or war of the century? Hong Hae-in, the third-generation heiress to Queens Group and the queen of department stores, has been married for three years to Baek Hyeon-u, Yongdu-ri village chief’s son and the prince of supermarkets. As the couple weathers a marital crisis, they discover a miraculous new beginning that rewrites their love story.
    • Release Date: Q1 2024
  • Chicken Nugget
    • A woman enters a mysterious machine and turns into a chicken nugget, with her father and her secret admirer desperately trying to restore her in this comical mystery drama.
    • Release Date: Q1 2024
  • The 8 Show
    • Eight individuals trapped in a mysterious 8-story building participate in a tempting but dangerous game show where they earn money as time passes. The series is based on the hit Naver Webtoons Money Game and Pie Game written by Bae Jin-soo.
    • Directed and written by Han Jae-rim (Emergency Declaration)
    • Release Date: Q2 2024
  • Parasyte: The Grey
    • As unidentified parasitic life-forms that live off human hosts strive to grow their power and start to disrupt society, a group of humans wage war against the rising evil. The story is based on Hitoshi Iwaaki’s manga “Parasyte” in which parasites take over human brains to control their bodies.
    • Release Date: Q2 2024
  • Resident Playbook (Working Title)
    • This spin-off of Hospital Playlist showcases the intense but heartfelt lives of OB-GYN residents learning the ropes at Jongno Yulje Medical Center.
    • Release Date: Q2 2024
  • Hierarchy
    • The top 0.01% of students control law and order at Jusin High School, but a secretive transfer student chips a crack in their indomitable world.
    • Release Date: Q2 2024
  • The Whirlwind
    • A clash ensues when the deputy prime minister of economy stands up to the prime minister who aims to uproot the corrupt powers that be.
    • Release Date: Q3 2024
  • The Frog
    • One man’s life begins to crumble when a mysterious woman shows up at his motel one summer, leaving him to cling dearly to his former ways of life in this mystery thriller series.
    • Release Date: Q3 2024
  • Mr. Plankton
    • A man who should not have been born and the unhappiest woman in the world are forced to accompany one another on the final journey of his life.
    • Release Date: Q4 2024
  • The Trunk
    • A clandestine marriage service is uncovered when a trunk washes upon the shore of a lake, bringing to light the strange marriage between a couple in the thick of it all.
    • Release Date: Q4 2024

Upcoming films include:

  • My Name is Loh Kiwan
    • My Name is Loh Kiwan follows the journey of North Korean defector Kiwan as he seeks refugee status in Belgium and meets Marie, who has no desire to live.
    • Release Date: March 1, 2024
  • Officer Black Belt
    • This action-drama film follows the antics of Lee Jung-do, who boasts a 9th degree expertise in taekwondo, kumdo and judo combined, when he lands a job as a martial arts officer electronically monitoring criminals, along with Kim Sun-min, a probation officer who recognizes Jung-do’s crime-detecting abilities and martial arts skills.
    • Release Date: Q3 2024
  • The Great Flood
    • Set on the last day of Earth, the sci-fi disaster film follows the desperate fight to save a child from a flooding apartment after a great flood has swept the planet.
    • Release Date: Q4 2024
  • Uprising
    • Set in the Joseon era, during a tumultuous time in the aftermath of war, Uprising takes viewers on a gripping journey through the lives of two childhood friends turned adversaries: Cheon-yeong, a slave with remarkable martial prowess who struggles to break free from an unjust servitude, and Jong-ryeo, Cheon-yeong’s master and scion of Joseon’s most influential military family.
    • Release Date: Q4 2024

Unscripted shows making their debut include:

  • Agents of Mystery
    • Six agents — Lee Yong-jin, John Park, Lee Eun-ji, Hye-ri, Kim Do-hoon, and Karina — probe into bizarre incidents that cannot be explained by science in this unscripted adventure mystery series.
    • Release Date: Q2 2024
  • Super Rich in Korea
    • Follow the remarkable real-life stories of multibillionaires living in ultimate luxury in this unscripted series. A Singaporean chaebol billionaire, an heir to an Italian luxury brand, a Pakistani noble family member, the Kim Kardashian of the Arab world with 50 million followers and a Paris Hilton-esque shopaholic — they all have the means to live anywhere in the world, but they love Korea and chose to call it home.
    • Release Date: Q2 2024
  • The Influencer
    • The Influencer is an unscripted social survival series where South Korean influencers compete with one another to determine who has the most influence over social media, a realm where one’s reach equals power and status.
    • Release Date: Q3 2024
  • Unknown Chefs
    • This unscripted competition series pits people from all walks of life against one another in a fierce culinary showdown.
    • Release Date: Q3 2024

“This year, we want to celebrate the diversity of Korean storytelling, offering something for everyone and an enriching experience for audiences everywhere,” says Kang.

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