Nov 24, 2023

Castaway Diva, Gyeongseong Creature, Comedy Royal – Kakao Entertainment set to compel global audiences with its stellar production

SEOUL, November 24, 2023 – Castaway Diva, The Worst of Evil, Song of Bandits – such are examples of how Kakao Entertainment continues to receive rave reviews and enthrall global audiences with its unmatched production capabilities.

Castaway Diva – on Netflix

The drama series Castaway Diva has won the hearts and minds of viewers the world over. Produced through a collaboration between Baram Pictures and Kakao Entertainment, the title was written by Park Hye-ryeon and Eun Yeol, directed by Oh Choong-hwan, and planned by Studio Dragon. The heartwarming show features Park Eun-bin’s stellar performance, a robust storyline, excellent direction, and beautiful scenes, has gained the spotlight day in and day out. This accomplishment has been paralleled by its significant international popularity, amplified by its availability on Netflix. Shortly after its debut, the show entered the Top 10 list in more than 40 regions, including Japan, Hong Kong, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, and India. According to FlixPatrol, the drama holds the 5th place in the global ranking, demonstrating its worldwide appeal.

Castaway Diva tells the story of an aspiring singer named Mok-ha who becomes stranded on an uninhabited island and returns to the world after 15 years with a rekindled dream of becoming a diva. Despite challenges in her life after the rescue, Mok-ha, played by Park Eun-bin, does not give up on her dream. This prompts former top singer Yoon Ran-joo, portrayed by Kim Hyo-jin, to draw inspiration from her own prime years. The friendship between these two characters has been warming the hearts of audiences around the globe. The chemistry between Mok-ha and the brothers Kang Bo-gul (played by Chae Jong-hyeop) and Kang Woo-hak (portrayed by Cha Hak-yeon) adds to the fun. They often bicker with her but wholeheartedly support her in everything she does. From a rags-to-riches story to family disputes, a variety of fast-paced narratives in the show engage the audience with captivating flow.

The rising popularity of Castaway Diva has been a source of excitement for Kakao Entertainment. Throughout the second half of this year, a series of its shows achieved remarkable success not only in Korea but also globally: Zombieverse, The Worst of Evil, and Song of Bandits. This achievement is attributed to the increasingly refined multi-studio scheme that systematically integrates Kakao Entertainment and its subsidiaries, allowing individual companies to leverage their strengths and creative potential while generating tremendous synergies between them.

Future line-up: Gyeongseong Creature & Comedy Royale – on Netflix

Building on the momentum created by its global hits in the second half, Kakao Entertainment plans to replicate success until the end of this year. To the delight of eagerly-awaiting international fans, it is set to release parts 1 and 2 of the Netflix series Gyeongseong Creature on December 22 and January 5, respectively.

Set in the spring of 1945, a grim era of bitter darkness, this thriller portrays the story of a young man and woman who struggle for survival while fighting monsters born out of human greed. It was written by Kang Eun-kyung, directed by Chung Dong-yoon from the creator group Gleline, and produced by Story & Pictures Media and Kakao Entertainment. The show stars Park Seo-joon from awesome.ent as the main lead actor and leverages the entirety of Kakao Entertainment’s production capabilities with Studio Dragon also involved in the production process. It boasts an impressive cast including Han So-hee and Suhyeon, generating anticipation among global audiences.

Another exciting variety show ready to entertain viewers worldwide is Comedy Royale, created by Kwon Hae-bom and set for release on Netflix on November 28. The show brings together twenty of Korea’s hottest comedians, fiercely competing and promising nonstop zany laughter. The show features Lee Kyung-kyu, Tak Jae-hoon, Moon Se-yoon, Lee Yong-jin, and Chung Young-joon as masters, along with 15 emerging entertainers.

“We have been focusing on planning and producing intellectual property of immense value and global appeal by utilizing our multi-studio system that combines unique creative capacities and content business expertise,” said Kakao Entertainment, “We will strive to solidify our position as a global studio by developing well-made contents and continue to make mainstream Korean content in the global market.”