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Disney+ APAC, announced its aim to produce 50+ Originals by 2023 similar to what Disney+ EMEA announced a while back... This 50 originals won't include anything Disney+ Hotstar India produces as Disney India operates independently from Disney APAC Post Uday Shankar's departure.

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This content will be available on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar sometime soon. However, availability on Indian Platform is not yet confirmed.

Content Lists:

K-Drama:

Rookies (Drama)
Director: Kim Byung-soo
Writer: Lee Ha-na
Starring: Kang Daniel and Chae Soo-bin
Summary: A coming-of-age, romantic series set in Korea’s elite police academy, Rookies is full of stories with love and challenges that we all root for. This is K-pop idol Kang Daniel’s drama debut. Watch how a team of first-year police recruits come together to pursue their dreams as they learn what it takes to serve and protect the community.

Snowdrop (Drama)
Director: Jo Hyun-Tak
Writer: Yoo Hyun-mi
Starring: Jung Hae In and Jisoo
Top Korean actor Jung Have-in and BLACKPINK’s Jisoo team up on this Korean hit series, told by the creators behind the 2019 K-drama mega-hit Skycastle. Snowdrop is a romantic melodrama series and a heartwarming story of a young couple set in Seoul in the late 1980s. The two fall in love, and find themselves caught in a tangled web of intrigue and upheaval.

Grid (Drama)
Director: Lee Khan
Writer: Lee Su-yeon
Starring: Seo Kang-jun, Kim A-joong and Si-young
Summary: Following the highly acclaimed series Stranger, award-winning writer Lee Su-yeon has a new tentpole series, Grid. A mysterious being, who saved mankind from a crisis suddenly reappears and helps a murderer. This mystery thriller follows a government official and a detective who tenaciously delve into many secrets and find the truth.

Kiss Sixth Sense (Romance/Fantasy)
Director: Nam Ki-hoon
Writer: Jun You-lee
Starring: Kim Yoon-Kye-sang; Seo Ji-hye and Kim Ji-seok
A woman with the ability to see the future with a kiss, accidentally sees he future and that of her boss, whose she despised. This lighthearted and witty romantic drama has been adapted from a popular original web novel of the same title.

Outrun by Running Man (Variety Show)
Starring: Kim Jon-kook, HAHA and Jee Seok-jin
Branded-new missions, more fun and relentless challenges! The original members who have been together for 11 years — Kim Kim Jon-kook, HAHA and Jee Seok-jin — take on the first official spin-off of SBS’s Running Man, one of the region’s most popular and long-loved variety shows.

BLACKPINK: The Movie (Documentary)
Director: Oh Yoon-dong, Jung Su-yee
Starring: Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa
Summary: A film specially created to celebrate the chart-topping Korean pop group BLACKPINK’s fifth anniversary. BLACKPINK: The Movie includes never-seen-before interviews and over 10 sets of live performances including BLACKPINK’s recent concerts “The Show” in 2021 and “In Your Area” in 2018.

Moving (Drama)
Director: Park In-je
Writer: Kang Full
Starring: Ryu Seung-ryong, Han Hyo-joo and Zo In-sung
Summary: Moving is the ultimate tent-pole show based on the webtoon that has generated over 200 million views. An action hero thriller, Moving is a great story of three teenagers concealing their superpowers and their parents who have lived with painful secrets facing great danger over generations.

Japanese Dramas and Anime:

Tokyo Mer Mobile Emergency Room (Drama)
Director: Aya Matsuki
Writer: Tsutomu Kuroiwa
Starring: Ryohei Suzuki, Kento Kaku and Ayami Nakajyo
Set against the backdrop of a newly created MER unit, two doctors with opposing ideologies and beliefs find themselves unwittingly taking part in a much larger political game while saving their patients lives.

Lost Man Found (Drama)
Director: Tsuyoshi Inoue
Writer: Shin Adachi
Starring: Taiga Nakano, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi and Sairi Ito
Based on a bestseller from publishing house Bungei Shunju, Lost Man Found is a real-life story of a popular sidekick actor in a hilarious yet true-to-life comedy, where we witness his struggles to achieve fame and meet the love of his life.

Gannibal (Drama)
Starring: Yuya Yagira
A dark, modern-day horror set in the rural parts of Japan. A policeman, who has a wife and daughter, becomes Chuzai (residential police chief) at the Kyokamura village after the previous Chuzai goes missing. He slowly unravels a horrid rumor about cannibalism taking place in the village.

Black Rock Shooter Downfall (Animation)
Writer: Makoto Fukami
Black Rock Shooter is a media franchise based on an illustration by huke, a world-famous Japanese illustrator, that has spawned music, action figures and a video game. In this animation, Black Rock Shooter has been reborn as a completely new anime, with scriptwriter Makoto Fukami, best known for his work with Psycho-Pass and Resident Evil: Vendetta.

Summer Time Rendering (Animation)
Based on a hit Japanese manga written and illustrated by Yasuki Tanaka. This suspense manga is one of the top performing titles on Jump+ with a viewership of more than 130 million. Something is brewing on the secluded summer island in Hyogashima — what mystery awaits Shinpei? You’ve got to find out.

Yojohan Time Machine Blues (Animation)
A new animated series based on award-winning writer Tomohiko Morimi’s sequel to The Tatami Galaxy. It’s a mystery and a romantic comedy, set on a sweltering midsummer day where you get to travel back in time.

Twisted-Wonderland (Animation)
A planned anime adaptation of Twisted-Wonderland, Disney’s highly popular mobile game on Aniplex.

Indonesian Hotstar Originals:

Tira
Series Creator: Joko Anwar
The frist series developed from a Disney partnership with Bumilangit, a leading character-based entertainment company in Indonesia, with a deep library of superheroes. Tira is about a young woman who gets superpowers after accidentally stumbling upon an ancient force.

Susan Sinyal – The Series (Drama)
Director: Bene Dion Rajagukguk
Starring: Asri Welas, Abdur Arsyad, Arie Kriting, Kevin Julio and Kiky Saputri
From the hit movie with the same title produced by Starvision, a comedic drama series about a group of hotel employees suddenly having to manage a classy resort hotel in West Java.

Virgin — The Series (Drama)
Director: Monty Tiwa
From Starvision, a spinoff of the 2004 hit movie of the same name. This teen thriller-drama tells the story of a group of high-schoolers making an investigative documentary in the hopes of solving the mystery behind the death of a popular girl from school.

Wedding Agreement — The Series (Drama)
Writer: Archie Hekagery
This series is based on the best-selling novel that was adapted into a movie by Starvision in 2019. The series revolves around Bian and Tara, following their arranged marriage.

Jurnal Risa (Drama)
Creator: Risa Saraswati
Director: Ahi Suryadi
Risa and her cousins take something from an abandoned house which leads them to be haunted by something dangerous. Now they have to race against the clock to save themselves before it’s too late.

Teluh Darah (Drama)
Director: Kimo Stamboel
From Rapi Films and the incredible mind of Kimo Stamboel comes this horror series about black magic. What would you do to protect your family against black magic, even when you discover deep dark secrets that will test your very soul.

Keluarga Camera — The Series (Drama)
Director: Ismail Basbeth
A spinoff from the same TV series everyone knows from 1996 and the hit movie adaptation of 2019. A heartwarming show about a family from Jakarta now living in a small town in Indonesia. There will be lots of conflicts and lessons but the show ultimately shows how love from our friends and family makes us reach our full potential.

Chinese Dramas

Small & Mighty (Drama)
Director: Xu Fu-Xiang
Writer: Xu Chen, Wang Hui Zhu
Starring Chen Bo-Lin and Puff Kuo
Co-presented with Bilibili and produced by Jason’s entertainment, the production company behind hit drama Someday or One Day, this is a lighthearted legal drama.

Delicacies Destiny (Drama)
Director: Gun Hao
Writer: Yu Zheng
Starring: Wang Xing-Yue and He Rui-Xia
A delicious Chinese period drama combining food and romance. Following the success of Story of Yanxi Palace by veteran producer You Zheng, this is his newest endeavor into food rom-com.

Women in Taipei (Drama)
Director: Robin Lee
Writer: Wang Qing-qing
Starring: Jacob Wang and Gwei Lun-mei
A spin-off from Women in Tokyo, this project is Golden Horse winner Gwei Lun-mei’s first return to a starring role in a series after 12 years.

Joy of Life 2 (Drama)
Writer: Wang Juan
The highly anticipated romantic period sequel to the No. 1 show in China, Joy of Life. Produced by Disney partner New Classic Media, the story continues from where it left off, following a man from the 21st century with knowledge of the modern world, who is reborn in a medieval land.

Min’s Family (Drama)
Director: Wang Jun
Starring: Huang Lei and Zhou Xun
Produced by the same crew behind hit drama Nothing But Thirty, this is a captivating story on the struggles and challenges that come from getting divorced and remarried during different stages of life.

Malaysia

Ejen Ali Season 3 (Animation)
A continuation of the hit Southeast Asian animation franchise. The newest season travels to the futuristic city of Cyberaya with secret agents undertaking impossible missions. A co-production with Primeworks and Wau Animati on

From Australia:

Previously announced documentary series “Shipwreck Hunters,” charting iconic shipwreck mysteries in Western Australia.


Disney+ APAC President Interview:

Disney+ Press Release:
 
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Disney+ APAC, announced its aim to produce 50+ Originals by 2023 similar to what Disney+ EMEA announced a while back... This 50 originals won't include anything Disney+ Hotstar India produces as Disney India operates independently from Disney APAC Post Uday Shankar's departure.

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This content will be available on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar sometime soon. However, availability on Indian Platform is not yet confirmed.

Content Lists:

K-Drama:
  • documentary “Blackpink: the Movie,” which will be given both theatrical and online premieres.
  • action hero thriller “Moving,” a tent-pole show from Korea based on the webtoon by Kang Full about three teenagers discovering their unusual powers.
  • “Snowdrop,” a romantic melodrama series starring top Korean actor Jung Hae-in and Blackpink’s Jisoo.
  • “Rookies,” a coming-of-age romantic series set in Korea’s elite police academy, is K-pop idol Kang Daniel’s debut drama.
Japanese Dramas and Anime:
  • “Tokyo MER” (Mobile Emergency Room), a special TBS collaboration, a medical drama starring award-winning actors Ryohei Suzuki and Kento Kaku.
  • “Black Rock 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 over 130 million page views on the Japanese web manga app Shonen Jump Plus.
  • “Yojohan Time Machine Blues,” a new Japanese animated series and the sequel to “The Time Tatami Gallery,” by award-winning writer Tomihiko Morimi and production company Science Saru.
  • a planned anime adaptation of “Twisted Wonderland”, Disney’s highly popular mobile game by Aniplex.
Indonesian Hotstar Originals:
  • comedy drama series “Bad Signal” (aka “Susah Sinyal”) adapted from the hit movie of the same title.
  • fantasy series “Bumilangit,” produced by Screenplay Bumilangit, under the creative vision of award-winning director Joko Anwar.
Taiwanese Dramas:
  • Comedy drama series “Small & Mighty” featuring Chen Bo-Lin
Chinese Dramas:
  • “Delicacies Destiny,” a period drama by veteran producer’s Yu Zheng (“Story of Yanxi Palace”).
From Australia:

Previously announced documentary series “Shipwreck Hunters,” charting iconic shipwreck mysteries in Western Australia.


Disney+ APAC President Interview:

Disney+ Press Release:
they'll most likely start with adding k-dramas and other dramas to emulate netflix success in India , later slowly they might add anime series (I'm not mentioning of edit of anime show as mostly Disney+ mostly makes kids friendly movies . if they do add them i hope disney +hotstar India even if very late they should definitely dub those series with Indian languages before adding them in Indian app only then they would become more popular with more no. of people in India. dubbing is one of the reason why k dramas and anime series became popular in netflix including some anime series along with their plotline and different storytelling styles , music etc.
 

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they'll most likely start with adding k-dramas and other dramas to emulate netflix success in India , later slowly they might add anime series (I'm not mentioning of edit of anime show as mostly Disney+ mostly makes kids friendly movies . if they do add them i hope disney +hotstar India even if very late they should definitely dub those series with Indian languages before adding them in Indian app only then they would become more popular with more no. of people in India. dubbing is one of the reason why k dramas and anime series became popular in netflix including some anime series along with their plotline and different storytelling styles , music etc.
They will dub these in English for sure... Other Indian languages I don't think they will do.. The reason for my opinion is they are only dubbing popular Marvel and Star Wars and some Disney titles as of now... However, I do think providing English dubs are more than enough as of now... People anyway are going to be accustomed with it by the the time they will come..

Currently Hotstar is providing English as well as the original audios for the foreign-language originals like That One Word - Feyenoord and Star Wars: Visions. Let's see..
 

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Disney is the biggest overseas brand in Japan and Korea.. They will surely be ensuring to top that with Disney+ as well...

When asked regarding Netflix's $500m investment in K-Dramas, Disney APAC president had replied like we wouldn't get into numbers and all, we will deliver quality content rather than Quantity... Let's see how well they fare with K and J Dramas...
 

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Disney is the biggest overseas brand in Japan and Korea.. They will surely be ensuring to top that with Disney+ as well...

When asked regarding Netflix's $500m investment in K-Dramas, Disney APAC president had replied like we wouldn't get into numbers and all, we will deliver quality content rather than Quantity... Let's see how well they fare with K and J Dramas...
That's amazing!

Will it be all PG-13? That's the only thing that worries me. As most of the K-Dramas are rated either 16+ or 18+. Imagine Squid Game in PG-13.
 

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That's amazing!

Will it be all PG-13? That's the only thing that worries me. As most of the K-Dramas are rated either 16+ or 18+. Imagine Squid Game in PG-13.
Only Disney+ USA and Latin America are restricted to PG-13 or TV14.. Rest of the world Disney+ is what Disney+ Hotstar is minus sports...

Would you ever imagine What We Do in the Shadows, The Americans and Homeland etc be on Disney+, no rite? They are all available via Disney+ Internationally... They modeled Disney+ based on Disney+ Hotstar outside the Americas barring Canada..
 

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Only Disney+ USA and Latin America are restricted to PG-13 or TV14.. Rest of the world Disney+ is what Disney+ Hotstar is minus sports...

Would you ever imagine What We Do in the Shadows, The Americans and Homeland etc be on Disney+, no rite? They are all available via Disney+ Internationally... They modeled Disney+ based on Disney+ Hotstar outside the Americas barring Canada..
That's a relief. We are up for a treat.
 
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