Upcoming Korean Dramas

Welcome to the “Upcoming Korean Drama List” page, where you will find the most anticipated, exciting, and thrilling Korean dramas that are set to grace your screens in the near future.

This page is dedicated to all Kdrama enthusiasts who are eager to keep themselves updated with the latest information on their favorite shows and discover new upcoming gems. Here, we provide you with a comprehensive list of dramas, including their release dates, cast, and a brief synopsis, so you can plan your watchlist accordingly. 

Upcoming Korean Dramas (KDramas)

Black Knight

Screenwriter & Director: Cho Ui Seok

Network: Netflix
Genre: Drama
Duration per episode:

Plot:

Set in the year 2071, where the world has been decimated by toxic air pollution. Only about 1 percent of the population has survived and a strict social class now exists. People rarely leave their homes and, when they do, they wear gas masks due to the air pollution. Citizens rely heavily on parcel delivery service for their needs. Delivery drivers, known as knights, delivers the packages and also protect them fromthieves.

Knight 5-8 is a legendary knight. He is also highly sterminated in physical combat. He happens to meet boy Sa Wol, who is a refugee. Sa Wol dreams of becoming a knight and he admires Knight 5-8. Seol A is an officer in the Defense Intelligence Command. She saved Sa Wol’s life and takes care of Sa Wol like he is part of her family. Knight 5-8 helps Sa Wol become a knight.

(Source: AsianWiki)

~~ Based on webcomic “Taekbaegisa” by Lee Yoon Kyun

Song of the Bandits

Director: Hwang Joon Hyuk

Network: Netflix
Genre: Action, Historical, Romance, Thriller
Duration per episode:

Plot:

An action melodrama in which the people who have been deprived of their livelihoods blow a refreshing shot for their family and colleagues, set in the 1920s during the Japanese colonial period.

(Source: Naver)

Arthdal Chronicles : Season 2

Arthdal Chronicles Season 2

Director: Kim Kwang Shik

Network: Netflix,tvN
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Political, Romance
Duration per episode: 1 hr. 10 min.

Plot:

It depicts the story of what happens in Arth approximately a decade later. Over the course of more than eight years, Arthdal succeeded in suppressing the massive rebellion of the tribes slaughtered by Ta Gon in Season 1, and the Agos finally achieved the reunification of 30 clans after 200 years under the leadership of Eun Seom.

In Season 2, Ta Gon’s Kingdom of Arthdal and Eun Seom’s Ago Union are setto face an inevitable great war. Eun Seom is the ruler of the East now. Tan Ya is the successor to the Wahan clan. The story set eight years after Ta Gon has become king.

(Source: Soompi)

Queenmaker

Director: Oh Jin Suk

Network: Netflix
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Duration per episode: 60 min.

Plot:

The “womance” drama tells the story of two women who used to lead starkly different lives, but leave everything they know behind to combine forces and create a just and truthful world.

Hwang Do Hee is a sterminated career woman who hasn’t come down from her 12 centimeter (approximately 4.7 inch) high stilettos for the past 12 years. She’s the best in her field of President Identity (PI) consulting and is theleader of the Strategic Planning Office at Eunsung Group, the third best domestic business. By analyzing the appearance, voice tone, habits, preferences, rumors, and fatal weaknesses of the Eunsung Group’s owner’s family, she is able to perfectly present them in a way that reduces owner risk. Despite all her hard work in this field, she overcomes adversity to work towards making Oh Seung Sook the mayor of Seoul.

Oh Seung Sook is a labor rights lawyer nicknamed “crazy rhinoceros.” For the past 20 years, Oh Seung Sook has plowed through like a “rhino’s horn” for common people and workers and is a self-proclaimed Korean Lady of Justice. She is the president of the Women’s Worker Association, Korean Women’s Human Rights Wave, and leader of the Worker’s Solidarity with Rights foundation, proving her charm as a powerful female lead who stops at nothing to protect the weak. As a current labor rights lawyer and a popular YouTuber, Oh Seung Sook has no interest in authority, but thanks to the help of “Queen Maker” Hwang Do Hee, she becomes determined to become the mayor of Seoul.

(Source: Soompi)

Queen of the Scene

Director: Lee Won Suk

Network: Netflix
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Duration per episode:

Plot:

Tells the story of a Korean drama writer who has made a name for herself within the industry for extreme twisted stories full of unexpected surprises (makjang), suddenly entering and getting trapped in her own story. The writer faces a series of comedic situations as she tries to escape back to reality.

(Source: Naver)

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Chicken Nugget

Screenwriter & Director: Lee Byung Hun

Network: Netflix
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Duration per episode: 60 min.

Plot:

It tells the strange story of how a beautiful young girl, Choi Min Ah, turns into fried chicken because she happens to enter a mysterious machine. It follows Choi Sun Man, her father, and Go Baek Jung, an intern, who join efforts to turn her back to human and discover deep dark secrets in the process.

(Source: Kpopmap.com)

~~ Adapted from the webtoon “Fried Chicken” (닭강정) by Park Ji Dok (박지독).

Bloodhounds

Screenwriter & Director: Jason Kim

Network: Netflix
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Duration per episode: 60 min.

Plot:

A noir action drama about three men who became entangled in debt but attempt to escape it in any way they can.

(Source: Naver)

~~ Adapted from the webtoon “Bloodhounds” (사냥개들) by Jeong Chan (정찬).

Someday or One Day

A Time Called You

Director: Kim Jin Won

Network: Netflix
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Duration per episode:

Plot:

Han Jun Hee’s boyfriend Ko Yeon Jun died one year ago. She still hasn’t gotten over his death and misses him a lot. One day, she somehow travels back in time to the year 1998 and finds herself as high school student Kwon Min Joo. There, she meets high school student Nam Si Heon. She is surprised to see how much Nam Si Heon resembles her late boyfriend Ko Yeon Jun.

NamSi Heon is outgoing and attractive; girls adore him. His best friend Jung In Kyu develops a crush on Kwon Min Joo.

(Source: AsianWiki || Edited by MyDramaList)

Gyeongseong Creature

Director: Jung Dong Yoon

Network: Netflix
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Duration per episode: 60 min.

Plot:

When sovereignty and human rights are taken away, these youth sacrifice their lives to achieve fundamental happiness.

Jang Tae Sang is a wealthy man. Rather than being concerned about injustice, his life is most important to him. However, a threat arises when he encounters a woman who will transform his life.

(Source: Naver, Soompi)

The Uncanny Counter 2 (2022)

The Uncanny Counter Season 2

Director: Yoo Seon Dong

Network: Netflix,tvN
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Mystery, Supernatural
Duration per episode:

Plot:

Evil spirits from the afterlife arrive on Earth in search of an immortal existence. The story follows a group of counters who are tasked with catching these malevolent entities. The show is based on a webtoon that has been ongoing since 2018 and has been popularly serialized on various online portals.”

The Good Bad Mother

Director: Shim Na Yeon

Network: jTBC,Netflix,TVING
Genre: Comedy, Life
Duration per episode: 1 hr. 10 min.

Plot:

A drama about a mother, Young Soon, who has lived for her child all her life, and her son, prosecutor Kang Ho, who suffers from amnesia in an unexpected accident and goes back to being a child.

(Source: Soompi)

Destined With You

Director: Nam Ki Hoon

Network: jTBC,Netflix
Genre: Fantasy, Law, Romance
Duration per episode:

Plot:

A drama depicting an irresistible romance between a woman who obtained a forbidden book that was thoroughly sealed 300 years ago and a man who became a victim of the forbidden book.

(Source: HanCinema)

Mask Girl

Screenwriter & Director: Kim Yong Hoon

Network: Netflix
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Duration per episode:

Plot:

Kim Mo Mi is an ordinary office woman with a severe sense of inferiority in appearance, and is caught up in various incidents while as an internet broadcasting BJ with her face covered with a mask.

Joo Oh Nam is Kim Mo Mi’s coworker. He harbors a one-sided crush on Kim Mo Mi. As a character who also feels inferior about his appearance and lacks presence in general, Joo Oh Nam’s onlysource of joy is watching internet broadcasts. He will get swept up in an unexpected incident with Kim Mo Mi.

(Source: Naver)

~~ Adapted from the webtoon series “Mask Girl” (마스크걸) written by Maemi (매미) and illustrated by Hee Se (희세).

Doona!

Director: Lee Jeong Hyo

Main Actors: Yang Se Jong, Bae Suzy

Network: Netflix
Genre: Drama, Romance
Duration per episode:

Plot:

When Joon moves into his new apartment on his first day of college, he wasn’t expecting beautiful ex-celebrity Duna to be living downstairs. Joon tries to avoid her at first, but finds himself growing more and more curious about her mysterious life.

(Source: webtoons)

~~ Adapted from the webtoon “The Girl Downstairs” (이두나!) by Min Song Ah (민송아).

Daily Dose of Sunshine

Director: Lee Jae Gyoo

Network: Netflix
Genre: Drama, Medical
Duration per episode:

Plot:

A healing drama about the many kinds of incidents that take place in a psychiatric ward. Based on the actual real-life experiences of a psychiatric nurse, the drama will revolve around the story of nurse Jung Da Eun.

(Source: Korean = Naver || Translation = MyDramaList)

~~ Adapted from the webtoon “Jeongsinbyeongdongedo Achimi Wayo” (정신병동에도 아침이 와요) by Iraha (이라하).

Murder DIEary

Director: Lee Chang Hee

Network: Netflix
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Duration per episode:

Plot:

The story follows Lee Tang, an ordinary college student, who gets into an argument with a customer during a part-time job at a convenience store at night, unconsciously swings a hammer, and terminates him. Suffering from guilt and fear of tragic end, Lee Tang learns one day that the person he terminated was a serial terminateer and slowly realizes that he has a supernatural ability to identify “bad seeds”. He soon becomes adark hero who punishes people who committed unethical evils in the past.

A cold-blooded, charismatic and persistent detective starts to chase Lee Tang.

(Source: nbntv.co.kr)

~~ Adapted from the webtoon “Sarinjaonangam” (살인자ㅇ난감).

Celebrity

Director: Kim Chul Gyu

Network: Netflix
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Duration per episode: 60 min.

Plot:

Celebrity centers around the emerging class called “celebrity” and those who envy them. It features the fierce turbulent fears and painful and sad desires surrounding the world.

(Source: Naver)

Goodbye Earth (2023)

Goodbye Earth

Director: Kim Jin Min

Network: Netflix
Genre: Drama, Psychological, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Duration per episode:

Plot:

An examination of despair and hope in individuals aware of an asteroid hurtling towards Earth, signifying the end of the world.

(Source: Naver)

~~ Adapted from the novel “Shūmatsu no fūru” / “The Fool at the End of the World” (終末のフール / ) by Kōtarō Isaka (伊坂 幸太郎).