Whatever your favorite genre is, there’s always a Korean drama for you! From romantic comedies to fantasy series—you’ll definitely find something to your liking. For the K-drama addicts, we know that you can’t wait for the new upcoming dramas so here are some of the most-anticipated K-dramas of 2021:
She Would Never Know
Cast: SF9’s Rowoon and Won Jin Ah
Based on a popular web novel, She Would Never Know tells the love story of Yoon Song Ah (Won Jin Ah) and her dashing junior colleague Chae Hyun Seung (SF9’s Rowoon), who works with her on the marketing team for a cosmetics brand. He becomes attracted to his senior but Song Ah doesn’t date younger guys. “She Would Never Know” is set to premiere on January 18, 2021.
Cast: Jun Ji Hyun and Ju Ji Hoon
Jiri Mountain follows the story of park rangers who work to rescue and save lives at Jiri Mountain National Park. Kang Hyeon Jo (Ju Ji Hoon), a rookie national park ranger with a mysterious secret, and Seo Yi Kang (Jun Ji Hyun), the top ranger in the second-tallest peak of South Korea. This drama is written by screenwriter Kim Eun Hee and directed by Lee Eung Bok, who both worked on Descendants of the Sun and Goblin, is set to premiere in the first half of 2021.
Cast: Lee Min Ki, Nana, and Kang Min Hyuk
Oh! Master is a romantic comedy-drama that tells the story of a famous actress nicknamed the “Rom-Com Queen” and a screenwriter who remains single and refuses to date. Everything will go upside down when circumstances lead them to live together in one house. “Oh! Master” is set to premiere in March 2021.
Cast: NCT’s Jaehyun, Park Hye Soo, and Noh Jung Ui
A spin-off of the hit web drama series “Love Playlist,” tells the story of Seoyeon University students trying to search for “M,” the anonymous individual who posted on the school community that turned the school upside down. KBS 2TV’s Dear.M is set to premiere in the first half of 2021.
Cast: Lee Seung Gi, Lee Hee Joon, and Park Joo Hyun
Mouse is about humans determining genetic psychotic illness from babies while inside the mother’s womb through a DNA test. It follows a rookie police officer who works at a police substation then gets involved with a psychopath murderer whose ruthlessness is feared by many.
Cast: Song Joong Ki, Jeon Yeo Bin, and Taecyeon
Vincenzo follows the story of a consigliere who comes back to South Korea from Italy after a conflict within the organization and gets involved with a tough lawyer. Italian lawyer and mafia consigliere Vincenzo Cassano will be played by Song Joong Ki, along with Jeon Yeo Bin as lawyer Hong Cha Young, and Taecyeon as the intern Jang Jun Woo.
The Moon Rising River
Cast: Ji Soo, Kang Ha Neul, and Kim So Hyun
The Moon Rising River is an adaptation of the famous Goguryeo folktale characters, Pyeonggang and Ondal. It tells the story of Princess Pyeonggang (Kim So Hyun), an ambitious princess who is determined to be the first Queen of Goguryeo.
Cast: Jung Hae In, Koo Kyo Hwan, and Son Seok Koo
D.P. (Deserter Pursuit) is a webtoon-based action drama that delves into the issues prevalent within the Korean military. D.P. is a unit within the Military Police for tracking military deserters. Jung Hae In is set to play An Jun-ho, a quiet and reserved army private assigned to a D.P. detail by his supervisor. The drama will premiere internationally on Netflix.
The Silent Sea
Cast: Gong Yoo, Bae Doona, Lee Joon
The Silent Sea also called “Sea of Tranquility” is a sci-fi thriller Netflix Korean Original series. Set in a future Earth that has undergone desertification, the story revolves around elite agents who go to an abandoned research base on the moon to collect mysterious samples.
Love Alarm Season 2
Cast: Kim So Hyun, Jung Ga Ram, and Song Kang
The second season of the teen romance features an app where people get alerted when they find people who like them. To be precise, the app is telling people who like them within a 10-meter radius. All original main cast is set to return to reprise the roles they played in the first season of the show, which aired in 2019.
We’re wishing it’s already 2021 so we can watch all of these exciting new K-dramas! Check out more of the latest K-dramas you may have missed this December and make your binge-watching more fun with a K-BBQ party!
Words by Hannah Viray
Featured image via Netflix, tvN, JTBC