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‘Squid Game’ is the first Korean series to rank No. 1 on Netflix in the US

Squid Games is number one

The new K-drama thriller “Squid Game” is the first Korean series to rank No. 1 in Netflix U.S. most-watched and also occupies one of the top two spots in more than 70 other countries and territories’ Netflix platforms.

Topping the charts: According to the streaming analytics company FlixPatrol, the hit series beat out the popular British teen drama “Sex Education” which previously maintained the top position on the U.S. chart for its season 3 premiere, reported Korea JoongAng Daily

Arden Cho to star as ‘fierce’ lawyer fighting to become first Asian junior partner at law firm in new Netflix series

Netflix adapts novel

Netflix is developing a series based on Helen Wan’s 2013 novel “The Partner Track,” and starring actor Arden Cho, who is most known for her role on “Teen Wolf,” as the lead.  

About the novel: Wan, who will serve as a consultant on the Netflix production, published the novel “The Partner Track” in 2013 by St. Martin’s Press.

Simu Liu plays a one-eyed samurai in Netflix anime ‘Bright: Samurai Soul’ set in feudal Japan

Bright Samurai Soul will have Simu Liu voice the main character

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” star Simu Liu is set to voice the lead character for the English dub version of the upcoming Netflix anime film “Bright: Samurai Soul.”

Same universe: Based in the world of David Ayer’s 2017 Netflix movie “Bright,” starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, “Bright: Samurai Soul” is set in Japan during the end of the Shogunate and the beginning of the Meiji period, according to Deadline.

‘Kate’ actress responds to ‘Asian killing spree’ criticism, says her intention was to pay ‘homage to Japan’

Kate star calls movie an homage to Japan

Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead has responded to the criticisms her latest film “Kate” has been receiving online.

Immediate backlash: As soon as the trailer for the Netflix film emerged last month, it received heavy criticism for its premise involving a white woman going on an “Asian killing spree” in Japan, NextShark previously reported. 

Pulling a fast one on Umma: Sandra Oh reveals she cheated during piano practice when she was a kid to The Linda Lindas

Sandra Oh interviewed by The Linda Lindas

“The Chair” star Sandra Oh recently sat down with the viral all-girl punk band The Linda Lindas for a unique online interview, where she revealed she had cheated when practicing the piano when she was young.

Wholesome moment: The 50-year-old Korean Canadian “Killing Eve” star was ecstatic when she saw Bella, Mila, Lucia and Eloise on the other end of the video call, ET Canada reported.

‘Hard pass’: Netflix’s ‘Kate’ criticized for having a white protagonist who’s out to ‘kill Asians’

Protagonist aiming at Asian guy

A number of social media users are saying no to a new action-adventure film from Netflix after learning that its white protagonist is headed for an Asian murder spree.

What’s it about: “Kate,” which releases on Sept. 10, centers on a “ruthless criminal operative” who was poisoned and left with less than 24 hours to exact revenge on her enemies. In the process, she forms an “unexpected bond” with the daughter of one of her past victims.

Unconfirmed report of cast for live-action ‘Avatar’ goes viral, sparks hope for fans

An unconfirmed casting of Netflix’s live-action of the popular “Avatar: The Last Airbender” series has gone viral on social media, with fans delighted to see the possibility of accurate representation. 

About the news: A site called “Avatar News,” described as being run by a “fellow fan” of the franchise, revealed the so-called “first look at the main cast” on Aug. 6.

Three-part Naomi Osaka documentary series produced by Lebron James to premiere on Netflix

Netflix’s upcoming documentary series about Naomi Osaka gives viewers a look into her private life, the challenges she faced and what it’s like to be one of the world’s best tennis players. 

Watchlist: Titled Naomi Osaka,” the three-part series follows Osaka “during a historic two years in which she works on her game but also begins to find her voice,” according to Deadline.