It seems that Korean dramas — or K-dramas — are all the rage in the United States right now. Netflix found massive — and unexpected — success with the Korean drama Squid Game and is now seeing continued success with its newest drama, All Of Us Are Dead. Disney seems to be seeing the success that Netflix is having with these foreign shows and wants in.
Disney+ has several different platforms that stream in different countries, and they each have their own original programming catered to that audience. In Korea, those who stream Disney+ were able to watch the show Snowdrop, and they loved it. In fact, they loved it so much that Disney has decided to bring the drama to the United States.
If you are unfamiliar with the Korean show, here is the official description from Disney:
In 1987, a bloody man jumps into a women’s university dormitory in Seoul. Young-ro, a female university student who falls in love with him at first sight at a group blind date, takes care of him despite the strict surveillance and dangerous situation. However, Young-ro is schocked to learn his secret.
Despite heartbreakingly watching over his first love Young-ro, Soo-ho has no choice but to move according to the command in order to save his teammates and to go back to his home country where his sibling awaits.
Young-ro rejects the will of her father and worls hand in hand with Soo-ho to save her beloved man and her friends.
What will happen to their fate?
While the show has been incredibly successful, it has seen its fair share of controversy. Many in Korea believed that Snowdrop severely distorted the realities of South Korea’s shift from a dictatorship to a democracy. Sadly, one of the show’s actresses, Kim-Mi Soo, passed away on January 5. At the time of her death, Kim had finished her work on Snowdrop but was also in the middle of filming another show Disney+ called Kiss Six Sense.
Disney recently announced that they would be making a big push with their international streaming. The company also shared that they have over 340 original films and television series in production for their various foreign platforms. Disney has made Disney+ available in nearly 20 countries, including Italy, Japan, Australia, India, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Disney+ officially launched in Taiwan and South Korea in November 2021.