Netflix is currently developing, “Busted,” its first Korean variety show. The streaming giant is producing the show in association with local firm SangSang. The series, which is described as an “unconventional variety game show in which every episode features stars solving a mystery,” is also the first season-based variety show by SangSang, which is known for producing hits such as “Running Man” and “Family Outing.”
“‘Running Man‘ has reached millions of people globally through its unique blend of storytelling and humour and we are excited to be featuring the great work of SangSang and Korean talent on our global platform,” said Erik Barmack, Vice President International Originals for Netflix.
Details on which celebrities would be participating in the variety show have not yet been announced. The series will be filmed in various locations in Korea and is expected to launch globally in 2018.
This is not the first time Netflix has collaborated with the Korean entertainment industry. The streaming giant previously announced production of the drama “Kingdom,” directed by Sung-Hoon Kim and written by Eun-Hee Kim, and of drama “Love Alarm,” based on Kye-Young Chon’s webtoon. It also financed the feature film “Okja” by Bong Joon-ho, which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival.