Disney+ has been gradually rolling out its operations across Asia and is currently available in Japan, Singapore, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Back in October, Disney+ announced new Original Asia-Pacific films and TV shows for the region including the Korean series Snowdrop and Blackpink: The Movie. The streaming service continues to expand its East Asian content and has announced that a South Korean drama series titled “King of Savvy” is going into production.
“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 directed by Kang Yoon-sung (“The Outlaws”).
This new series will be released as a Star Original on Disney+ and is being created by Arc Media.
“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,” said Jessica Kam-Engle, Disney’s APAC head of content & development.
Disney+ plans to produce local language content and greenlight over 50 Asia-Pacific originals by 2023.