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Uncle Samsik: Release Date, Plot, Cast and More

Uncle Samsik

K-Dramas have become one of the leading subgenres in 2024 and so far, we have only reached the month of May. Despite that, several streaming platforms including Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, and Disney have released several K-Dramas that have spanned across genres like romance, rom-com, sci-fi, and drama. Yet another series that will soon be added to the roster is Uncle Samsik, and we’re here to tell you all about it.

It has been written and directed by written and directed by Shin Yeon-shick, who has previously directed movies like The Russian Novel, The Fair Love, The Avian Kind, and Like a French Film amongst several others. So, keep reading this article to learn everything you need to know about Uncle Samsik, ranging from the plot to the cast and much more!

What is the Plot of Uncle Samsik?

It is set in the 1960s and follows two main protagonists, Uncle Samsik and Kim San after the former introduces himself as a man who can change the world and turn any dream into a reality.

Kim San is as ambitious as they come, however, when it comes to fulfilling his dream, there are several other interferences. Can Uncle Samsik still make this dream come true? the answers lie in this upcoming K-Drama, and you can catch a glimpse of the same in the trailer as well!

The Cast of Uncle Samsik

Uncle Samsik boasts a star-studded cast with several recognizable faces, especially if you are a fan of K-Drama. The role of the protagonist, aka Uncle Samsik himself, will be played by none other than Song Kang-ho. Some of his most notable works over the years include Parasite, Memories of Murder, A Taxi Driver, and Cobweb.

The Cast of Uncle Samsik
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Joining Kang-ho in the cast of Uncle Samsik are Lee Kyu-hyung (Seoul Vibe, Innocent Witness), Jin Ki-joo (The Secret Life of My Secretary, Come and Hug Me), Seo Hyun-woo (Marui Video, Behind Every Star), and Byun Yo-han (On the Line, Hansan: Rising Dragon) amongst many others.

When and Where Can You Watch Uncle Samsik?

The release date of this series is just around the corner, which means you won’t have to wait too long before you can stream the upcoming K-Drama.

Uncle Samsik will officially be released on May 15, 2024, and will be available globally on Disney+ and on Hulu in the US. So, depending on where you are, make sure your subscription to the streaming platform is all set!


If the premise of Uncle Samsik has you intrigued and the cast has you hooked already, then you might just be on the same page as us. Do let us know what your thoughts about the upcoming K-Drama series are so far!