Netflix Starts Production on its First Korean Original Variety Series

Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, announced that its first Korean original variety show Busted! has commenced production today (27th Sept) in Korea. Netflix has teamed up with Company SangSang, Hyuk-Jae Jang and Hyo-Jin Cho, one of Korea’s most successful variety show producers who produced top variety shows including Running Man and Family Outing, on the variety show which will launch globally on Netflix in 2018.


Busted! is a unconventional variety game show in which every episode features stars solving a mystery. It is also the first season-based variety show by Company SangSang. Busted! will feature a roster of talent comprising different personalities and backgrounds who will light up each episode with fun, surprises and pure suspense. The show will be filmed in various locations in Korea throughout the season.


“Busted! is a unique challenge that will combine the drama and variety genres, providing both suspense of a mystery genre and fun of variety shows. We are doing our best preparation, so please stay tuned,” said Producer Cho.


“Running Man has reached millions of people globally through its unique blend of storytelling and humor“ said Erik Barmack, VP International Originals for Netflix, “and we are excited to be featuring the great work of SangSang and Korean talent on our global platform.”


The cast cannot be confirmed at this time.  As Busted! is a mystery show, cast members who will be taking part in solving each episode’s mystery will not know who will participate in the game and what roles they play until it is revealed through the making of the show. The full cast will be revealed at a later date.


Netflix previously announced it is producing the drama Kingdom directed by Sung-Hoon Kim and written by Eun-Hee Kim along with the drama Love Alarm based on Kye-Young Chon’s webtoon. Entering the variety show field, Netflix will bring another beloved format of Korean storytelling to viewers all around the globe.