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Netflix brings unscripted shows to the world!

By InCinemas  /  10 Feb 2023 (Friday)

Reality and variety shows are among the most beloved entertainment in Korea, and with Netflix’s growing unscripted lineup, we’re seeing global audiences and K-Content fans discover these unique and wildly innovative titles!
This year, Netflix will release at least eight Korean unscripted titles. The commitment to production and creativity puts Netflix at the forefront of sharing unscripted Korean shows with audiences around the world.
Here's a sneak peek into the streaming platform's growing unscripted slate:

Single's Inferno 3

To start off, Netflix is bringing back hot dating reality show Single’s Inferno for a third season, with changes in rules and location to further spice up the romantic roulettes!
When they first received the proposal for Single’s Inferno at the end of 2020, there weren’t many dating programs in Korea. They set out to close the gap locally and ended up winning fans globally. The first season became the first Korean unscripted show to debut on the Global Top 10 Non-English TV list. Following suit this year, Season 2 featured in the Global Top 10 for four weeks, and pulled in even higher viewing hours.
One of the unique characteristics of their unscripted shows is that, unlike TV broadcasters that air an episode each week, the production of their entire season is complete before the drop. This enables the streamer to deliver higher quality and provide localized subtitles, as well as dubbing in some countries, so that viewers in over 190 countries can enjoy the show at the same time.


Nineteen to Twenty

Dating and survival reality TV shows are well-loved formats around the world, and Netflix has put their own inimitable stamp on them. For a new take on young love, Nineteen to Twenty is a never-before-seen style of reality show that will evoke romantic memories of your youth.

Physical: 100 and Siren: Survive the Island


The extremely grueling Physical: 100 is currently #2 in Netflix's Global Top 10 Non-English TV series, and is featured in the Top 10 in 62 countries worldwide. The audience are just two weeks from finding out the winner! Following that is Siren: Survive the Island, where teams of Korea’s fittest women with different backgrounds (occupation) fight to survive on an uninhabited island.


The Devil's Plan

Because of their commitment to preserve the creator’s vision, Netflix has had the opportunity to work with some of Korea’s top unscripted showrunners and creatives. Jeong Jong-yeon, who pioneered Korea’s survival shows based on mind games, is the mastermind behind our upcoming series The Devil’s Plan.


Since Korea is famous for zombies, Netflix has decided to take the genre to the next level with Zombieverse, where contestants are fighting for survival as Seoul comes under a zombie attack. To make the set more realistic, they've involved the art team from All of Us Are Dead while the zombies were trained by the choreographers of Kingdom.

The streamer will also be launching their first unscripted mid-form show. With a short running time of half an hour, as well as an incredibly short production time of three months, they will be able to present timely and relevant topics to their audience. What are you most looking forward to see?
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