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Sci-Fi to the Rescue
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Netflix have had great success with Korean series and films among international audiences. Their recently release JUNG_E though being bizarrely trashed by some reviewers is truly brilliant and we hope it does well.

One series which performed very well in Asia but not more broadly is Crash Landing on You, a romantic drama about a South Korean heiress who accidentally paraglides into North Korea and ends up falling in love with a North Korean officer.

In an interview with The New Yorker Netflix's Chief Content Officer Bela Bajaria revealed that they are considering an American remake but with one important addition.


And how do we do that? Because that show was so specifically about North and South Korea. So, I think we’re gonna see if maybe we can make that divide a little bit more symbolic. We’re looking into sci-fi.

Well, you need a world, right? Because it is the culture clash of two people who don’t fit together but were meant for each other.

American remakes of international content don't have a sterling track record.

But it's a sign of the times that a major content producer like Netflix looks to science-fiction to make something more popular.

[ Main Image: Crash Landing on You - Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin. Credit: Netflix via ]


Syme, Rachel (January 9, 2023). How Much Netflix Can the World Absorb? The New Yorker.