November 2021 is going to be a huge month for kdrama fans. It will mark the first-ever Apple TV+ kdrama. It also marks Kim Soo Hyun and Song Hye Kyo’s comeback to the small screen among many other surprises.

Let us take a look at the full list of upcoming kdramas airing in November 2021.

Related: Check out the full list of upcoming and ongoing Korean dramas of 2021

1Melancholia

Plot Summary: “Melancholia” tells the story of a corrupt high school with preferential treatment. The drama will tell the beautiful story of a math teacher and a genius math student. Im Soo Jung is taking on the role of high school math teacher Ji Yoon Soo, she appears good-natured but is very tenacious and stubborn once she makes up her mind about something. She is very passionate about math.

Cast: Im Soo Jung, Lee Do Hyun and more

Channel: tvN

Air Date: November 3, 2021

2Dr. Brain

Plot Summary: “Dr. Brain” is the first ever Apple TV+ kdrama, it tells the story of Lee Se-Won (Lee Sun-Kyun). When he was a child, his mother died due to a hit and run accident. Due to that, he decided to become a brain scientist. He’s a genius who can recall everything he sees. 20 years after his mother’s death, he becomes a famous Ph.D scientist in the brain science field.

One day he’s contacted by a mysterious man who asks him to extract information from the brain of a man who committed suicide. He becomes interested and agrees to do it, despite his attempts to do it, he fails. A couple of days later, he finds himself behaving differently. He begins looking into that case.

Cast: Lee Sun Kyun, Lee Yoo Young, Park Hee Soon and more

Channel: Apple TV+

Air Date: November 4, 2021

3Happiness

Plot Summary: “Happiness” is an apocalyptic city thriller that takes place in the near future in an apartment that is based on social standing. The high-rise apartment which houses diverse people is sealed off when an infectious disease emerges. The drama will focus on the fear and the psychological battle that ensues as a result.

Cast: Park Hyung Sik, Han Hyo Joo And Jo Woo Jin

Channel: tvN and TVING

Air Date: November 5, 2021

4The Red Sleeve Cuff

Plot Summary: “The Red Sleeve Cuff” is an upcoming traditional historical drama about the imperial court romance between court lady Seong Deok Im (Lee Se Young) and emperor Yi San (Junho).

Cast: 2PM’s Junho, Lee Se Young, Kwon Hyun Bin, Kang Hoon and more

Channel: MBC

Air Date: November 5, 2021

5I Will Be Your Night

Plot Summary: “I Will Be Your Night” is an upcoming romance drama about a popular idol band named LUNA and a woman pretending to be a doctor. The fake doctor unexpectedly ends up living with them and treats a member who suffers from sleep walking.

Cast: U-KISS’s Lee Jun Young, Jung In Sun, NU’EST’s JR, AB6IX’s Kim Dong Hyun, former Wanna One member Yoon Ji Sung

Channel: SBS

Air Date: November 7, 2021

6Idol: The Coup

Plot Summary: “Idol: The Coup” focuses on an unpopular idol group’s last story. The girl group Cotton Candy needs a one time hit to avoid disbandment. Kim Je-Na (EXID Hani) is the group’s leader, Kwak Si Yang plays the CEO of their agency.

Cast: EXID’s Hani, LABOUM’s Solbin, WJSN’s Exy, Han So Eun, and Redsquare’s Green star, Kwak Si Yang, Kim Min Kyu

Channel: JTBC

Air Date: November 8, 2021

7Secret Royal Inspector Joy

Plot Summary: “Secret Royal Inspector Joy” is a historical comedy investigation drama about a young gourmet who ends up becoming a secret royal inspector [an undercover inspector who investigates for corruption as a government official]. He teams up with a divorced woman who is searching for happiness.

Cast: 2PM’s Taecyeon, Kim Hye Yoon, Lee Jae Kyoon, Jung Bo Suk, Bae Jong Ok, Min Jin Woong, Park Gang Sub, Chae Won Bin, and Lee Sang Hee.

Channel: tvN

Air Date: November 8, 2021

8Now, We Are Breaking Up

Plot Summary: “Now, We Are Breaking Up” focuses on the fashion industry and on stories of love and breakups. Song Hye Kyo will play the role of Ha Young Eun, a manager of the design team at a fashion label who is a trendy and intelligent realist. Jang Ki Yong is the male lead Yoon Jae Guk, a wealthy and popular freelancer photographer who also has the brains and looks.

Cast: Song Hye Kyo, Jang Ki Yong, Choi Hee Seo, And Kim Joo Hun

Channel: SBS

Air Date: November 12, 2021

9School 2021

Plot Summary: “School 2021” will tell the story of students who attend a specialized vocational high school and pursue their own dreams instead of going off to college. the drama talks about how the students learn love, friendship and the things they like versus the things they’re good at, and how to grow up in an intense environment.

Cast: Kim Yo Han, Cho Yi Hyun, Chu Young Woo, And Hwang Bo Reum

Channel: KBS2

Air Date: November 17, 2021

10Hellbound

Plot Summary: “Hellbound” is an upcoming Netflix drama directed by the famous director behind “Train to Busan,” and tells the story of a world where humans face a supernatural phenomenon that could either be a miracle or a curse, it’s about the human-made hell created to overcome their hell-like reality. Yoo Ah In plays the role of the head of the emerging religion “Saejinrihoe,” while Park Jung Min and Kim Hyun Joo will play characters that attempt to uncover the truth behind the brainwashing religion.

Cast: Yoo Ah In, Kim Hyun Joo, Park Jung Min, Won Jin Ah, Yang Ik Joon, Kim Do Yoon, Kim Shin Rok, Ryu Kyung Soo, Lee Re, etc.

Channel: Netflix

Air Date: November 19, 2021

11One Ordinary Day

Plot Summary: “One Ordinary Day” is an upcoming remake of the BBC’s series “Criminal Justice” and tells the story of two men after the death of a woman, it aims to explore the criminal justice system through their story. Kim Soo Hyun will play the role of Kim Hyun Soo, an ordinary hard-working college student who becomes a suspect in a murder case overnight due to a mistake. He uses evil to survive in a cruel world.

Cast: Kim Soo Hyun, Cha Seung Won, Kim Sung Kyu, Lee Seol, Yang Kyung Won

Channel: Coupang Play

Air Date: November 27, 2021

12Sponsor

Plot Summary: “Sponsor” is a romance thriller about scandalous love affairs between two men and two women. The four adults in the story will do whatever to get what they want, and they all set out to find a sponsor that can satisfy their desires.

Cast: Lee Ji Hoon, Han Chae Young, Ji Yi Soo and Koo Ja Sung

Channel: iHQ

Air Date: November 29, 2021

13Show Window: Queen’s House

Plot Summary: “Show Window: Queen’s House” is a mystery melodrama about a woman who supports another woman’s affair without being aware that the affair is with her own husband. Song Yoon Ah plays the role of Han Sun Joo, the queen of her perfect family, Lee Sung Jae plays the role of her husband Shin Myung Seob, Jun So Min stars as his lover Yoon Mi Ra, and 2PM’s Chansung stars as Han Jung Won, Han Sun Joo’s little brother.

Cast: Song Yoon Ah, Lee Sung Jae, Jun So Min, 2PM’s Chansung

Channel: Channel A

Air Date: November, 2021 [date not specified yet]

Which one of these upcoming kdramas are you most excited to see?

1 COMMENT

  1. For me, I’ll try Melancholia and Happiness for sure, then Secret Royal Inspector Joy – maybe.. Then if I don’t like those 3, – will try School 2021. Lastly, and this is a big If – Now, we are breaking up. Even those, how long Song Hye Kyo will play cougars and anyway, nobody can beat Park Bo Gum as her younger lover in the Encounter ))). And nothing else attracts me for now, it’s all personal preferences of course.

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