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Netflix Has Spent $700 Million to Bring More Content From South Korea

It's looking to be a busy year for Korean content on Netflix.
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Good news for South Korean TV shows and movie fans: more content on Netflix is coming your way. Netflix is pretty committed to the whole thing. According to reports, the company has spent $700 million since 2015 to bring Kingdom, The King: Eternal Monarch, and more.

The streaming service also has signed leases on two production facilities right outside of Seoul. According to Hollywood Reporter, the new facilities include nine stages with a combined area of 16,000 square meters.

“Netflix is thrilled to deepen its investment in Korea, as well as Korean Films and Series,” says Netflix vice president of studio operations Amy Reinhard. “With these new studios, Netflix is better positioned than ever to increase our production of great stories from Korea while also providing a wealth of production-related jobs for talented professionals in Korea’s creative community.”

It's looking to be a busy year for Korean content on Netflix. So far, the line-up Netflix has revealed includes titles such as Move To Heaven, Kingdom: Ashin of the North, Silent Sea, Squid Game, Hellbound, All of Us are Dead, and D.P., to name a few.

One of the most-awaited, Space Sweepers, is coming to Netflix in February. The sci-fi movie, which has been dubbed the Korean Star Wars, follows cosmic waste management spacecraft's crew on a mission to find a humanoid robot named Dorothy. Watch the teaser trailer below.

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