A captivating 16-episode series set in 1960s Korea, “Uncle Samsik” stars Song Kangho and Byun Yohan and will debut in 2024 exclusively on Disney+
During a period of upheaval and unrest in Korea, one man will operate in the shadows, manipulating the system and its key players for the advancement of the country in Uncle Samsik – an upcoming fictional drama set to debut in 2024, exclusively on Disney+.
Set in 1960s Korea, Uncle Samsik follows Kim San, an ambitious idealist who is driven to turn his country’s fortunes around. A recipient of an Albright Scholarship, San wants nothing more than to transform his country into an industrial nation and deliver an American-level of affluence to the people of Korea. Determined to become a success, San attracts the attentions of Pak Doochill (Uncle Samsik) a shady fixer who adapts to any situation and takes whatever steps necessary to help him accomplish his boss’s goals. Together, the pair will form an uneasy alliance, navigating the complexities of the established system, united by their shared goal of a prosperous future.
Starring Song Kangho (Parasite, Snowpiercer) as Pak Doochill/Uncle Samsik, a fixer and social chameleon who adapts to any situation to advance his boss’s cause, and Byun Yohan (Mr. Sunshine, Six Flying Dragons) as Kim San, a driven idealist looking to bring American affluence to the people of Korea, Uncle Samsik is written and directed by Shin Yeonshick (Cobweb, Cassiopeia).
Stream Uncle Samsik in 2024, exclusively on Disney+.