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First teaser released for Netflix’s South Korean remake of ‘Money Heist’

Korean Money Heist Teaser
  • Netflix released its first official teaser for “Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area,” a remake of the Spanish global hit series “Money Heist.”
  • The short video introduces fans to a variety of cast members, including Yoo Ji-tae as “The Professor,” Kim Yunjin as Seon Woojin and Park Hae-soo of “Squid Game” as Berlin.

Netflix has released its first official teaser for the highly anticipated South Korean remake of the popular Spanish-language show “Money Heist” (“La Casa de Papel”).

The teaser for “Money Heist: Korea — Joint Economic Area” gives viewers a glimpse at the Korean cast taking on the roles originally played by their Spanish counterparts. 

‘Squid Game’ earns four historic Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations

squid game SAG nominations
  • “Squid Game” was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Awards’ (SAG) Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a TV Series.
  • Cast member Lee Jung-jae was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series while his co-star Jung Ho-yeon was also nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, respectively.
  • “Squid Game” co-creator and filmmaker Hwang Dong-hyuk referred to the nominations as his “happiest moment.”
  • The 2022 SAG Awards ceremony will take place Feb. 27 in Santa Monica, California.

The South Korean hit series “Squid Game” has made history by becoming the first non-English TV show to earn Screen Actors Guild Award (SAG) nominations. 

The Netflix show, which became a global phenomenon following its launch in September, earned nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a TV Series.   

New trailer for Netflix’s Korean zombie series ‘All of Us Are Dead’ is looking flesh

all of us are dead trailer
  • A new trailer for the Korean thriller “All of Us Are Dead,” based on a popular webtoon series, was released on Thursday.
  • The show is set to premiere on Netflix on Jan 28. 

The first full trailer for Netflix’s highly anticipated Korean zombie thriller “All of Us Are Dead” was finally released on Thursday.

The eight-episode series, based on a popular webtoon by Joo Dong-geun called “Now at Our School” follows a group of high school students who must find a way to survive a zombie invasion as a mysterious virus eats away their peers. 

Group of over 30 Korean studies professors, scholars pen open letter to Disney Plus over ‘Snowdrop’

  • A group of professors and scholars of Korean Studies wrote an open letter to Disney Plus to raise concerns over some of the historical inaccuracies in the Korean drama “Snowdrop.”
  • They argued in the letter that attention must be paid to the potential inaccuracies of Korean shows that are available to stream overseas, especially to audiences who are not familiar with Korea's history.

A group of professors and scholars of Korean Studies has recently penned an open letter to Disney Plus to raise concerns over historical distortion in the Korean drama “Snowdrop,” which is now streaming internationally.

The letter, addressed to President of The Walt Disney Company in Asia Pacific Luke Kang, requested for the company to find experts to “carefully examine the historical references made in the show,” Pinkvilla reported.

‘Squid Game’ star O Yeong-su becomes the first actor from Korea to win a Golden Globe

O Yeong-su Golden Globe
  • “Squid Game” star O Yeong-su won Best Supporting Actor in Television at the 79th Golden Globe Awards.
  • He made history by becoming the first Korean actor to take home a Golden Globe Award.

Warning: The following contains spoilers for those who have not finished “Squid Game” Season 1.

“Squid Game” Player 001 O Yeong-su recently won South Korea’s first Golden Globe Award in an acting category.

‘Single’s Inferno’ season finale: Who ended up together and who ended up going home alone

Singles Inferno Finale
  • The first season of “Single’s Inferno” wrapped over the weekend with two final episodes.
  • The hit series’ finale showed four new couples leaving Inferno Island together and four participants going home without partners.
  • Currently, some of the couples’ social media appear to hint that their relationships may still be intact while other couples’ online activity seem to suggest splits.

Warning: The following contains spoilers about the “Single’s Inferno” season finale.

The first season of “Single’s Inferno” wrapped up over the weekend with four new couples leaving the Inferno Island together and four participants going home without partners. 

Students fight for their lives against zombies in new teaser for Netflix’s ‘All of Us Are Dead’

All of Us Are Dead Teaser
  • Netflix has released an official teaser that hints at what to expect from the manhwa-turned-TV series “All of Us Are Dead.”
  • The 12-episode show, based on Joo Dong-geun’s zombie webtoon “Now at Our School, All of Us Are Dead,”will premiere on Jan. 28.

The official teaser for the manhwa-turned-TV series “All of Us Are Dead” shows  trapped students desperately trying to survive an “apocalyptic outbreak” inside their zombie-infested high school.

The teaser, released on Friday, offers a glimpse of what to expect from the TV adaptation of Joo Dong-geun’s  zombie webtoon “Now at Our School, All of Us Are Dead.”

Over 100,000 sign petition aimed at saving Netflix’s cancelled ‘Cowboy Bebop’ live-action series

  • Netflix’s live-action series “Cowboy Bebop,” starring John Cho, Mustafa Shakir and Daniella Pineda, was recently canceled following a steep decline in viewership just weeks after its premiere.
  • An online petition to renew the show for a second season has so far collected over 100,000 signatures on Change.org.

An online petition calling for the series’ renewal of the canceled “Cowboy Bebop” live-action show on Netflix has exceeded its initial target of 100,000 signatures.

Fan Ryan Proffer wrote that he created the Change.org online campaign for “people who want a second (or more) of the live-action Cowboy Bebop. It wasn’t a direct copy of the anime but the world they put together was amazing and [deserves] a second season.” 

Jennie Nguyen says ‘RHOSLC’ co-star complicit in racism for not speaking against ‘slanted eyes’ remark

  • “Real Housewives of Salt Lake” star Jennie Nguyen called out co-star Meredith Marks for being “complicit” in the racist drama between the Vietnamese reality TV star and Mary Cosby.
  • Cosby allegedly made insensitive comments about Nguyen, including how she loved her Asian co-star’s “slanted eyes.” She also allegedly tried to imitate Nguyen’s accent.
  • “It is not okay to imitate someone’s accent,” Marks said in a tweet after Sunday’s episode.

Real Housewives of Salt Lake” star Jennie Nguyen recently called out co-star Meredith Marks online as the racial drama between Nguyen and co-star Mary Cosby continues.

Nguyen confronted Marks in a now-deleted tweet that Instagram page @QueensofBravo shared a screenshot of on Monday, calling the latter out for being complicit in the racial drama, according to RealityBlurb.

What’s next after ‘Shang-Chi’?: 16 Asian-led movies and shows to look forward to in 2022

The year 2021 was a pivotal one for Asian representation in entertainment.

“Shang-Chi” kicked ass as the first Asian superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Both Laura Jean and Devi discovered young love in the Netflix hits “To All the Boys: Always and Forever” and “Never Have I Ever.” “Squid Game” led just about every viewer across the globe to lose their marbles as they discovered a new appreciation for foreign shows. And every other month, it seemed like a new K-drama was popping up on Netflix’s Top 10 list. 

Meet Seong Min-ji, the social media influencer looking for men with ‘pretty noses’ on ‘Single’s Inferno’

  • Seong Min-ji joined the cast of Netflix’s “Single’s Inferno” in the show’s fifth episode, along with new contestants Kim Su-min and Cha Hyun-seung.
  • Seong is a social media influencer and freelance model who has worked with both cosmetic and wedding dress brands.
  • Attracted to men “with pretty noses,” Seong is looking for someone with “hobbies and tastes similar to hers.“

A social media influencer who dabbles with modeling in her free time recently joined the popular South Korean dating show “Single’s Inferno” as one of its newest contestants.

Seong Min-Ji, 24, was introduced in the fifth episode of the hit Netflix reality series, alongside newcomers Kim Su-min and Cha Hyun-Seung.