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Disney Expands 2025 Korean Drama Series With ‘Low Life’

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Disney Expands 2025 Korean Drama Series With 'Low Life'

Disney has confirmed that the Korean webtoon-to-screen adaptation “Low Life” is ready to begin production.

When valuable treasures are discovered off the coast of Korea, the country’s biggest degenerates come out of the woodwork hoping to strike it big. Word spreads after a fisherman got lucky and kept some of the loot for himself. Among those tempted to brave the depths of the ocean are two members of a troublesome and divided crime family – most notably an uncle who both cared for his nephew and led him astray.

The original story was a webtoon written by Yoon Tae-ho and first published by Kakao between 2014 and 2015. The literal translation of the Korean title is ‘country bumpkin’. The story itself is inspired by a true event when a 14th century Chinese ship was found off the coast of Shinan, South Korea in 1975.

The adaptation was written by Kang Yoon-sung and Ahn Seung-hwan. The series will also be directed by Kang, who previously directed Disney+’s “Big Bet” and “The Outlaws.”

The cast is led by Ryu Seung Ryong (“Moving,” “Chicken Nugget”), Yang Se-jong (“Doona!” “Temperature of Love”) and Lim so-jung. Other roles go to Kim Eui-sung, Kim Sung-oh, Hong Ki-joon, Jang Kwang, Kim Jong-so, Woo Hyun, Lee Dong-hwi, Jung Yun-ho, Lim Hyung-jun, Lee Sang-jin and Kim Min.

Production is by SLL, Playgram, Four Entertainment, Heungbu Nebak Cine and Yworks Entertainment for Disney. The number of episodes has not been revealed, but the studio says the work will be completed in 2025 and will stream exclusively on Disney+ internationally and Hulu in the US.