Apple TV+ hopes to build on rivals' success with first Korean series
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By Minwoo Park
(Reuters) – Hot on the heels of Netflix’s breakout South Korean hit “Squid Game,” Apple has rolled out its first Korean-language original series this month, to coincide with the launch of its Apple TV+ streaming service in South Korea.
Based on a Korean web comic of the same name, “Dr. Brain” is a six-episode sci-fi thriller about a cold-hearted neurologist Koh Sewon who tries to find clues to a mysterious family accident through brain experiments.
Apple’s foray into original Korean content comes as the country’s entertainment industry reaches new global popularity, from k-pop superstars such as BTS to the 2020 Oscar-winning South Korean film “Parasite,” and now “Squid Game”, which became Netflix’s biggest original series launch https://www.reuters.com/article/us-television-squid-game-netflix-idCAKBN2H306S.
Director Kim Jee-woon said after the consecutive success of such …