Disney comes after Netflix in Asia. The owner of Disney + on Thursday announced a major expansion in Asian content, with plans to give the green light to more than 50 original titles from the region by 2023. Disney is ordering new shows in South Korea, Japan, Australia, Taiwan and Indonesia. Many programs will be presented in local languages, from Bahasa Indonesian to Mandarin. Decision comes as fans around the world continue to buzz on Squid Game, a South Korean hit from Netflix ( NFLX ) which became the target top show in the world. The streaming king told CNN Business exclusively this week that it has been viewed by 111 million accounts since its launch in September, making it the company's biggest ever series launch. . Netflix a made money in original Asian-language content, and the streaming service touted the worldwide success of its Korean and Japanese programs. He has also had success with European series, including Lupine, a French mystery thriller.is. Learn more Luke Kang, chairman of the Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific, in a Good Thursday presentation. Executives are now gearing up for more launches, with debuts in South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan expected on next month. To blitz every marche, the Hollywood heavyweight will rely on help from local creators, according to Luke Kang, the president of the company in Asia-Pacific. Consumers in the region are increasingly demanding the world's best. best of local language content he said. Disney wants to combine the two by looking at its story and existing talent army, which includes creatives from Pixar and Marvel. The company on Thursday announced plans to connect hundreds of Asian creators to global Disney executives and producers through masterclasses, live panels and other activities. I believe we are at an inflection point, Kang said. Streaming is rapidly becoming mainstream and Disney + is well positioned to play a central role.