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Netflix Releases Record Korean Lineup to Tap ‘Squid Game’ Boom

  • Streaming giant unveils zombie drama series to action film
  • Platform seeks to expand in Asia Pacific as U.S. growth slows
The Netflix Inc. television series ‘Squid Game’
The Netflix Inc. television series ‘Squid Game’Photographer: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg

Netflix Inc. announced its biggest lineup of Korean shows ever, including a zombie invasion series and an adaptation of popular Spanish crime drama “Money Heist”, as the streaming service seeks to build on the unprecedented success of dystopian hit “Squid Game.”

The slate of more than 25 programs comes after a six-fold increase in global viewing hours of Korean shows last year, Don Kang, vice president of Korean content, wrote in a blog post. “Squid Game” remains the platform’s largest series ever, with 95% of viewership from outside of the Asian country.