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Eagerly Anticipated Korean Political Drama ‘Uncle Samsik’ to debut May 15 exclusively on Disney+

Featuring “Parasite” star Song Kangho and Byun Yohan, this 16-part series set in 1960s Korea launches May 15 with a five-episode premiere.

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 eagerly awaited political drama, premiering on May 15, 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 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 attention of Pak Doochill (Uncle Samsik) a shady fixer who adapts to any situation and takes whatever steps necessary to help him accomplish his 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 and works tirelessly to ensure his team enjoys three meals a day, 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 (Cassiopeia, Romans 8:37).

Uncle Samsik begins  on May 15  with five episodes, followed by two episodes  per week until the three-part season finale on June 19.

Stream Uncle Samsik starting May 15,exclusively on Disney+.


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