By Olivia Wolf
Three Korean shows top Netflix’s most-ever-streamed list, including the 2021 hit “Squid Game,” raking in at 1.65 billion hours of streaming, according to Games Radar.
For the last three years, Netflix has been adding more Korean titles to its platform in response to consumer demand, reports CNN. In 2023, viewers will have access to 34 new and continuing K-dramas and films, the most to date, according to Netflix’s announcement on Tuesday.
“Over the last year, Korean series and films have regularly featured in our Global Top 10 list in more than 90 countries,” says Dong Kang, Netflix’s vice president of Korean content.
The streaming giant spent $700 million producing Korean material from 2016 until 2021, when it announced that it would invest another $500 million.
Netflix’s increase in original international content follows Asia’s rise as the platform’s fastest growing market.
Following the success of “Extraordinary Attorney Woo,” one of this year’s new series, “Destined With You,” will explore the romance between a lawyer and a civil servant. Other titles to watch out for in 2023 include the new sci-fi thriller “JUNG-E” and a new season of the apocalyptic show “Sweet Home.”
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