Composite photo of Song Kang-ho and Byun Yo-han
Composite photo of Song Kang-ho and Byun Yo-han. 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 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 attention of Pak Doochill (Uncle Samsik), a shady fixer who adapts to any situation and takes whatever steps necessary to help him accomplish his boss’ 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 Kang-ho (“Parasite,” “Snowpiercer”) as Pak Doochill/Uncle Samsik, a fixer and social chameleon who adapts to any situation to advance his boss’ 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 Yeon-shick (“Cobweb,” “Cassiopeia”).

Stream “Uncle Samsik” in 2024, exclusively on Disney+.

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