Yoo Jae-suk to star in Disney+ variety show


On 3rd March 2022, Disney+ Korea revealed their plans to have MC Yoo Jae-suk, former Running Man member Lee Kwang-soo, and Girls Generation’s Yuri in their new mystery variety series, The Zone: Endure To Survive


A variety show about mystery and survival skills


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The variety show will be set in a virtual reality space, and the cast members will have to enter a secret door into an unknown world where the only rule is to survive, no matter what.

The project will be led by Jo Hyo-jin, a producer who has worked closely with Yoo Jae-suk on popular variety shows such as Running Man, X-Man, and Family Outing.  


The cast of The Zone: Endure To Survive


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Yoo Jae-suk and Lee Kwang-soo previously worked together on the popular Netflix original Busted!, a variety show where a panel of Korean entertainers team up with celebrities to solve mysteries. 

They also collaborated on Running Man together for 11 years, before Lee Kwang-soo’s departure in 2021, and many fans are already looking forward to their on-screen reunion.

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Having been cast on Running Man multiple times, Girl’s Generation member Yuri is not unfamiliar with both Yoo Jae-suk and Lee Kwang-soo.

Yuri has her own Youtube channel – 유리한TV, where she uploads videos introducing various recipes, as well as vlogs about her daily life. 

It is her down-to-earth personality and her natural variety sense that gives Yuri her star quality, and explains why she is well-loved by her fans.


The Zone: Endure To Survive set to air in first half of 2022


The variety show with a star-studded cast is expected to air in the first half of 2022, and will be available for viewers in the Asia-Pacific region.

Apart from this mystery variety series, Disney+ Korea also has a fresh lineup of shows such as the noir drama series Big Mouse, starring Lee Jong-suk and YoonA, as well as the romance drama Soundtrack #1, which features Han So-hee and Park Hyung-sik. 


Yoo Jae-suk, Lee Kwang-soo & Yuri to star in Disney+ variety show


With the popularity of the mystery variety show Busted!, viewers have high hopes for the upcoming variety show on Disney+ as they both have similar themes. 

The Zone: Endure To Survive has a promising cast and an intriguing premise, so we can’t wait to see what this variety show is all about!

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