Riding on the success of its first Korean original My Roommate Is A Gumiho, iQiyi announced 7 original and exclusive Korean films and series along with a collection of critically-acclaimed tvN films to be streamed on its international service. The stellar lineup includes original series Lost starring Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Jeon Do-yeon and Ryu Jun-yeol; and exclusive dramas Yumi’s Cells starring Blue Dragon Film Awards winner Kim Go-eun; The Great Shaman Ga Doo Shim featuring Kim Sae-ron; retro romance film Waiting For Rain featuring Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor Kang Ha-neul; the music-themed blockbuster The Box was highly praised by Director Kore-eda Hirokazu and stars EXO’s Park Chan-yeol; and the classic K-horror remake Whispering Corridors 6: The Humming starring Kim Seo-hyung.
iQiyi original K-drama series Lost features Jeon Do-yeon, the first Korean actress who swept the Best Actress Awards at the Cannes Film Festival and Korea’s three major film festivals through the movie Secret Sunshine, alongside Ryu Jun-yeol (Reply 1988). This heartfelt drama tells the story of how two lost souls connect despite their 13-year age gap and heal each other to rise from the darkest bottom of their lives.
Adopted from a popular webtoon, Yumi’s Cells stars Kim Go-eun (Goblin: The Lonely and Great God) and Ahn Bo-hyun (Itaewon Class) to tell the interesting life stories from the point of view of a 30-something ordinary office worker. Get ready for Kim Go Eun’s dazzling new look with short bob and above-the-eyebrow bangs!
More highly anticipated K-dramas include The Great Shaman Ga Doo Shim, a campus fantasy series featuring Kim Sae-ron (The Man from Nowhere) as an exorcist and fights against scary malicious spirits together with fellow child actor Nam Da-reum; the dystopian courtroom drama The Devil Judge starring Ji Sung; The Road: The Tragedy Of One starring Ji Jin-hee; and two suspense/thriller series High Class” starring Cho Yeo-jeong from Parasite and Home Town which is directed by Park Hyun-suk (Stranger 2) and stars Han Ye-ri.
Starting from this month, iQiyi will also stream a series of tvN films such as Kim Ji Young, Born 1982 starring Jung Yoo-mi and Gong Yoo; On Your Wedding Day starring Park Bo-young and Kim Young-kwang; and By Quantum Physics: A Nightlife Venture, “A Werewolf Boy, Coin Locker Girl, Door Lock, Inside Men, A Frozen Flower, Silenced just to name a few. Premium Korean films and dramas will be available on iQiyi international application or iQ.com.