“Uncle Samsik,” a political drama starring “Parasite” actor Song Kang-ho and Byun Yo-han of “Mr. Sunshine,” premieres May 15, exclusively on Disney+.

Set in 1960s Korea, “Uncle Samsik” follows Kim San, an ambitious idealist who dreams of his country’s advancement. A recipient of the Albright Scholarship, San wants nothing more than to transform his country into an industrial nation and deliver an American-level of affluence to his fellow Koreans.

With his determination, San attracts the attention of Pak Doo-chill (Uncle Samsik), a shady fixer who adapts to any situation and takes any necessary steps 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 Kang-ho as Pak Doo-chill a.k.a. Uncle Samsik, a social chameleon who works tirelessly to ensure his team enjoys three meals a day, and Byun Yo-han 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 (“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.

This political drama is part of Disney+’s 2024 Korean offerings, which also include “Blood Free,” “Unmasked,” “The Tyrant,” “Gangnam B-Side,” “Light Shop,” and the third season of “The Zone: Survival Mission.”

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