Korean political drama Uncle Samsik, headlined by Parasite star Song Kang-ho in his TV series debut, will arrive on Disney+ on May 15. The show will launch with a five-episode premiere exclusively on Disney+ internationally and on Hulu in the US, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Uncle Samsik is written and directed by Shin Yeon-shick, known for Korean films such as The Russian Novel and Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet. It also marks Shin's series debut. My Demon: 5 Reasons Why Song Kang and Kim Yoo Jung Korean Series is Losing Its Shine.

"Uncle Samsik tells the story of a young idealist man Kim San who is driven to turn his country's fortunes around. The man attracts the attention of a shady fixer, who adapts to any situation and takes whatever steps necessary to help him accomplish his boss' goals," read the official synopsis of the show. Parasite Star Song Kang-ho To Make Series Debut With Disney+ Period Drama Uncle Samsik.

Uncle Samsik: Song Kang-ho's TV Debut Drama Streams on Disney+ from May 15!


Song will play the fixer Pak Doochill/Uncle Samsik, and Byun Yo-han, known for the K-drama Mr Sunshine, will play Kim San. Uncle Samsik is a 16-part series that will unfold in batches of two episodes per week until a three-part season finale drops on June 19. Song and Shin previously collaborated on two 2023 films: the volleyball drama One Win and the black comedy Cobweb.