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Amazon Prime Video Select ‘Island’ Korean fantasy series – The Hollywood Reporter


Amazon Prime Video is adding to its K-drama collection with the highly anticipated action fantasy series, Island. The show will premiere on Prime Video in 240 countries outside of Korea in December, and will premiere at home on CJ ENM’s TVING online channel.

Island is a fantasy action series based on the popular manga/webtoon of the same name by Yoon In-wan and Yang Kyung-il. Set on the tropical Korean island of Jeju, the film depicts the journey of the characters fighting an evil force that wants to destroy the world. The show explores the legends and traditional folklore of Jeju, and showcases the natural beauty of the island.

Produced by YLab Flex, Studio Dragon and Gilstory Ent, Island assembled a strong team on and off screen, including A-list stars like Kim Nam-gil, Lee Da-hee, Cha Eun-woo and Sung-joon in the lead roles. The show is directed by Bae Jong (Welcome to Dongmakgol, Crafting City) and written by Oh Bo-hyin.

Amazon Prime Video has been building bankable K-drama to attract subscribers around the world – but especially in Southeast Asia, the company’s growth territory and the region. particularly interested in Korean content. The Island welcome after the premiere of Korean romantic comedy Love in Contract on Prime Video in September.

“Southeast Asian audiences love Korean content and we can’t wait to bring it to you Island David Simonsen, Prime Video Southeast Asia director, said more Korean series and movies are reaching our customers in the region and around the world. “Island will complement our growing selection of regionally relevant content, including local series and movies, anime and Korean content, along with their great global content. me on Prime Video. Stay tuned for more Island exclusives on Prime Video in the coming weeks. ”

First published 25 years ago in 1997, original Island The comic is a collaboration between two legendary Korean artists, Yoon and Yang, and has gained instant popularity. In 2016, 19 years after its debut, Island was uploaded to the digital Naver Webtoon platform and became a hit once again, attracting a new generation of comic fans. The producers said they hope the 2022 live-action TV series adaptation will tap into IP’s long-term, multi-generational fan base.

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