New series Connect Drags Takashi Miike into the world of Dark K Dramas

Connect is a new South Korean mini-series directed by the awesomely talented Japanese director Takashi Miike.

This is the first time in K Drama history that a South Korean production company (Studio Dragon) gave the green light for a K Drama Series to be directed by a Japanese director. And what better way to kick this new trend off than with the legendary Takashi Miike.


A new human being, Connect, who has an immortal body, was kidnapped by an organ trafficking organization and lost one eye. Then he finds out that his eye has been transplanted to a serial killer who made a lot of noise in Korea.


Filming began in January 2022 and ended in March, 2022. It had it’s premiere a this year’s  27th Busan International Film Festival with the first 3 episodes being shown.

I’m sure you’ll agree with me, this is some really big news for us fans of East Asian cinema. K Dramas are now one of the most popular forms of tv binging now and that makes us really happy to be able to finally say that.

And now because of its rising popularity we are starting to see collabs with directors like Miike. This is a great time to be a K drama fan. We are getting the best of both worlds.

The two posters I can find are both so different. There is one that you would expect from a serial killer drama and then a crazy looking Lovecraftian type one on the official IMDb page. I am hoping that the IMDb one is official because it looks like full-on tentacle horror (see featured image)

Like a lot of recent K Drama productions, Connect is based on a webtoon of the same name by Shin Dae-sun. The screenplay for the K Drama apatation was written by Masaru Nakamura (Like a Dragon: Prologue)

Starring starring Jung Hae-inGo Kyung-pyo, and Kim Hye-jun. The new series will premiere on on Disney + on December 7th, 2022.

Disney Plus are off to a fabulous start with their run of original K Drama series’. We reported recently that they will be airing a brand new crime series starring the great Choi Min-sik called The King Of Savvy. And now we have news of Connect. I may have to subscribe to Disney + after all. They’re beginning to make it very easy.

As always, thanks for reading


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