After two years, Disney+ is finally expanding its content library to include more movies and shows set and centered around the Asian-Pacific community.
Altogether there will be more than 20 new local, regional, and global projects added to the streamer. The timing of this move is interesting considering that the hit South Korean series Squid Game has set the world ablaze, leaving many viewers craving more content from the community to fill the void.
In a statement made today by the President of Disney Asia Pacific, Luke Kang, it was confirmed that all of the productions will arrive over the next year rather than all at once. They will, however, consist of a variety of scripted and unscripted projects across all genres including comedy, sci-fi, documentary, and anime.
“With over-the-top services going mainstream, emergence of world-class content from Asia Pacific and rising consumer sophistication, we believe that this is the right time for us to deepen our collaboration with the region’s best content creators to deliver unparalleled storytelling to global audiences,” Kang said.
There are plans to deliver an estimated 50 new APAC projects to Disney+ by 2023.
One of the first projects to hit the platform will be an exclusive documentary about the female K-Pop group Blackpink. You can view overviews for the film and the rest of the projects expected to premiere down below.
Blackpink: The Movie
Previously announced documentary on the chart-topping Korean pop group, in commemoration of its five-year anniversary, will be exclusively on Disney+ and in theaters.
Action-hero thriller series from Korea based on the webtoon by Kang Full about three teenagers discovering their unusual powers.
A romantic melodrama series starring top Korean actor Jung Hae-in and Blackpink’s Jisoo. Told by the creators behind the 2019 K-drama hit Skycastle.
Coming-of-age romantic series set in Korea’s elite police academy is K-pop idol Kang Daniel’s debut drama.
Tokyo MER (Mobile Emergency Room)
TBS collaboration is a medical drama starring Ryohei Suzuki and Kento Kaku.
Black Rock Shooter Dawn Fall
A Japanese reboot animation of Black★Rock Shooter, a popular character with global fans that has spawned music, action figures, games and animation.
Summer Time Rendering
A Japanese animation based on one of the top manga titles with a cumulative total of more than 130 million page views on the Japanese web manga app Shonen Jump +.
Yojohan Time Machine Blues (working title)
New Japanese animated series is the sequel to The Tatami Galaxy. It’s the latest work by writer Tomihiko Morimi and production studio Science SARU.
An anime series adaptation of Disney’s popular mobile game by Aniplex.
Susah Sinyal (Bad Signal)
A comedic drama series adapted from the 2017 movie follows a group of hotel employees managing a classy resort hotel in West Java.
Produced by Screenplay Bumilangit under the creative vision of director Joko Anwar, the property’s first series will be launching soon.
Small & Mighty
The comedic drama about self-discovery features Chen Bo-Lin in his first Taiwanese drama since In Time With You.
The Chinese period drama is veteran producer’s Yu Zheng’s newest endeavor into food rom-com, following Story of Yanxi Palace.
The first Australian documentary for Disney+ centers on iconic shipwreck mysteries in Western Australia’s vast coastline.