Wednesday, May 9, 2018

WATCH: The making of K-variety show ‘Busted!’

In Netflix’s new K-variety show Busted! I Know Who You Are, seven of South Korea’s most popular celebrities play detectives who must work together to solve mysteries.

“I thought it would be fun to have the members enter a world very similar to reality and solve cases,” says producer Jo Hyo-jin in the newly released making-of featurette for Busted!.

“To be honest, none of us have an outstanding ability,” says Yoo Jae-suk, a popular K-variety celebrity in Korea, “but amazingly, we always solve the cases.”

Watch the rest of the cast and creators talk about Busted! in this featurette:

Busted! is a new type of K-variety where seven main cast members position themselves as bumbling detectives that set out to solve a fun-filled mystery in each of the episodes. The show features an all-star K-variety cast including Yoo Jae-suk, Lee Kwang-soo, and Kim Jong-min. Ahn Jae-wook and Park Min-young took a step out of their acting roles and made their debut in the K-variety scene, while K-pop stars Sehun of Exo and Sejeong of Gugudan took the challenge of bringing the vibrant energy into the group of detectives. The show is also filled with special appearances from guest stars in each of the episodes to help complete the story.

For this new unscripted show, Netflix teamed up with producers Jang Hyuk-jae, Jo Hyo-jin, and Kim Ju-hyung of Company SangSang, which has had a successful track record in the K-variety scene. Jang, Cho, and Kim have taken part in producing popular shows, including Running Man and X-Man in Korea.  

Busted!, two new episodes of which premiere weekly, is currently available on Netflix globally in over 190 countries. Netflix currently has 125 million members  around the world.

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