On a night that celebrated the best Korean content in the streaming world, Disney+ won four awards at the annual Blue Dragon Series Awards (BSA) on July 19, including the coveted Best Drama Series for its Korean tentpole series Big Bet. In its second year, BSA is the first ever industry award in Korea that recognizes the best stories and talent across various streaming services.
Big Bet, a crime action series with a strong fan base over two seasons starring the legendary actor Choi Minsik, won the Best Drama Series and Best Supporting Male Actor (Lee Donghwi). In its premiere week, the second season replaced the first season as the most watched locally produced original series on Disney+ in Korea.
Shin Yeeun won Best Female Newcomer for her role in Revenge of Others, a thriller series where she plays a student that transfers to her brother’s school to uncover the truth of his mysterious death. Lee Kwangsoo won the Popular Actor award for his role in the hilarious K-variety show The Zone: Survival Mission.
“We are thrilled that our Korean originals including Big Bet, Revenge Of Others and The Zone: Survival Mission have been well recognized by the industry, and would like to congratulate the talent, storytellers and creative teams behind these high quality shows,” said Carol Choi, Executive Vice President of Original Content Strategy, The Walt Disney Company APAC. “We can’t wait for more audiences to enjoy these stories and look forward to spotlighting the best of Korean storytelling to the global stage.”
Disney+ recently announced its 2H2023 APAC content slate which includes over 20+ originals from Korea and Japan that will be exclusively available on the popular streaming service from now through 2024 and beyond.