Seven new shows to be streamed on Kakao TV from Sept.
A total of seven pieces of new digital short-form content — including two original drama series and five reality shows — are to be launched through the Kakao TV platform from Sept. 1, entertainment company Kakao M announced on Wednesday.
The drama series are “Amanza” and “Love Revolution,” and reality shows “ZZIN Kyung-kyu,” “Wannabe Ryan,” “Kakao TV Morning,” “Face ID” and “Si bel homme.”
All the content will last between 10 to 20 minutes, and some of them have been created as vertical-form content to fit the convenience of users watching them on their mobiles.
In animated series “Amanza,” of which actor Ji Soo took the helm, is about a 27-year-old struggling to find employment and meaning in his life after he was diagnosed with an end-stage cancer.
“Love Revolution” features singer-turned-actors Park Ji-hoon from the boy band Wanna One, Young-hoon from the boy band The Boyz and actor Lee Ruby, and is centered on teenagers achieving their dreams.
Variety show “ZZIN Kyung-kyu” gained attention for its collaboration between comedian Lee Kyung-kyu and producer Kwon Hae-bom, better known as producer Marmort. Show “Face ID” features star Lee Hyo-ri, and takes a look into her everyday life through her smartphone.
“Wannabe Ryan” features famous animated mascots entering a private school to compete for survival, while “Si bel homme” is a sitcom series focusing on once-famed models and their struggles.
“Kakao TV Morning” features songwriter Kim Ea-na, rapper BewhY, singer-songwriter Yoo He-yeol and comedians Kim Gu-ra and Noh Hong-chul, who will take turns entertaining viewers on weekday mornings with their own shows under different themes.
“Kakao M’s original content, which will be revealed through Kakao TV, will offer an entirely new experience of mobile content that was never seen before,” said Shin Jong-su, in charge of the company’s digital content department.
BY LEE JAE-LIM [email@example.com]