Amazon Prime acquires Korean Comic Adaption ‘Island’

The much-awaited fantasy-action series Island is being added to Amazon Prime Video‘s K-drama library.

The popular comic book and webtoon of the same name by Yoon In-wan and Yang Kyung-il is the inspiration for the fantasy action series Island. Kim Nam-Gil, Lee Da-hee, Cha Eun-woo, and Sung-Joon are all featured in the next series, which is based on a hugely famous Korean comic.

It tells the story of humans against an evil power attempting to end the planet and is set on the tropical Korean Island of Jeju. While highlighting the natural beauty of the Island, the show draws on the mythology and folklore that are native to Jeju.

David Simonsen, director of Prime Video in Southeast Asia, said, “Southeast Asian viewers like Korean material, and David Simonsen. We can’t wait to deliver Island and many more Korean series and films to our customers in the region and globally.” 

He added, “the series will enhance our expanding library of regionally specific material, which includes local TV shows and films, anime, and Korean entertainment, in addition to our great worldwide content on Prime Video.”

The original comic was a joint creation of two renowned Korean artists, Yoon and Yang, and it was first released in 1997. It was an instant success. Island was posted to the online Naver Webtoon platform in 2016, 19 years after its first release. 

In December, the sitcom will have its Prime Video premiere in 240 nations outside of South Korea while also making its local TV debut.

Anoosha Khan
Anoosha Khan

Anoosha Khan is a film critic and entertainment editor based in the UK. She has been reporting about celebs and movies for WatchinUK for the past year.

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