2022 is coming up fast and there are already a great list of upcoming Korean dramas set to air in 2022 that you should watch. We’re here to list every upcoming Korean drama airing in 2022.

Note: the below list will be regularly updated. The air dates are an estimation and the final dates might end up being different, you can browse the drama’s name on the website to check out its latest news

1Those Who Read Hearts of Evil

Cast: Kim Nam Gil, Jin Sun Kyu, Kim So Jin, and more

Plot: The drama is based on a book of the same name that was co-penned by Kwon Il Yong and Go Na Moo. It will tell the story of South Korea’s first criminal profiler, the profiler has a difficult time looking inside and reading the hearts of serial killers during a time when the word “profiling” did not exist and wasn’t recognized.

Estimated Air date: First half of 2022

Network: SBS


2Murderer’s Shopping List

Cast: Lee Kwang Soo, Seolhyun, And Jin Hee Kyung

Plot: is based on a novel of the same name and is written by Kang Ji Young, it is a comedy-mystery thriller about an ordinary neighborhood on the outskirts of Seoul. When a body is found around the an apartment building, a supermarket receipt becomes a key piece of evidence that unleashes the hunt for the killer.

Estimated Air date: First half of 2022

Network: tvN


3Sponsor

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: February 2022


4Yumi’s Cells season 2

Cast: Kim Go Eun, GOT7 Jinyoung and more

Plot: a continuation of the first season.

Estimated Air date: 2022

Network: tvN


5Eve’s Scandal

Cast: Lee Sang Yeob and Yoo Sun

Plot: Eve’s Scandal tells the story of a romance drama about a chaebol’s 2 trillion won (approximately $1.7 billion) divorce lawsuit, the news rocks the nation.

Estimated Air date: First half of 2022

Network: unknown


6Squid Game 2

Cast: unknown yet

Plot: unknown yet

Estimated Air date: 2022

Network: Netflix


7A Superior Day

Cast: Ha Do Kwon, Jin Goo, And Lee Won Geun

Plot: “A Superior Day” is based on a webtoon of the same name and is a thriller about an ordinary man who must kill the serial killer living next door to him in order to save his kidnapped daughter.

Estimated Air date: first half of 2022.

Network: OCN


8Minamdang: Case Note

Cast: Seo In Guk, Oh Yeon Seo, Kwak Si Yang, Kang Mina, And Kwon Soo Hyun

Plot: “Minamdang: Case Note” is a mystery comedy about the events that unfold when a former profiler Nam Han Joon becomes a baksumudang (male shaman) and meets violent crimes division’s team leader Han Jae Hee.

Estimated Air date: first half of 2022.

Network: KBS


9Hunting Dogs

Cast: Woo Do Hwan, Kim Sae Ron, Lee Sang Yi, And Heo Joon Ho

Plot: “Hunting Dogs” is based on a webtoon of the same title, it is an action noir about three men who try to get out of debt, their lives become entangled. Director Kim Joo Hwan of “Midnight Runners” and “The Divine Fury” will be writing and directing the drama.

Estimated Air date: 2022

Network: Netflix


10“Going to You at a Speed of 493 km”

Cast: Park Ju Hyun And Chae Jong Hyeop

Plot: “Going to You at a Speed of 493 km” is said to be a “sports romance drama” about a man and a woman on a mixed doubles badminton company team.

Estimated Air date: the first half of 2022.

Network:KBS


11“Chaebol Family’s Youngest Son”

Cast: Song Joong Ki, Shin Hyun Bin

Plot: “Chaebol Family’s Youngest Son” is based on the hit web novel of the same name and tells the story of a man [Song Joong Ki] who was killed after being framed for embezzlement by a chaebol family, a family he’s served for over 10 years. He gets reborn as the youngest son of the chaebol family [Sunyang Group] and plans revenge by gradually taking over their empire.

Estimated Air date: first half of 2022

Network: JTBC


12“Money Heist”

Cast: Yoo Ji Tae, Park Hae Soo, Kim Ji Hoon, Kim Yoon Jin, Kim Ji Hoon, Jang Yoon Joo, Park Jung Woo, Lee Kyu Ho

Plot: based on the Spanish drama also known as “The House of Paper” (“La Casa de Papel”). It tells the story of people who gather to plan a heist on the Spanish crime drama is also known as “The House of Paper” (“La Casa de Papel”) and tells the story of a group of people who undertake a heist on the Royal Mint of Spain, led by a criminal mastermind called the Professor. The drama will take place in Korea.

Estimated Air date: second half of 2022

Network: Netflix


13“Why Oh Soo Jae?”

Cast: Seo Hyun Jin, Bae In Hyuk, Hwang In Yeop

Plot: “Why Oh Soo Jae?” tells the story of a woman who makes the wrong choices in life that leads to achieving the wrong kind of success. After she falls in love with a young man, she changes the direction of her life and learns to properly love herself.

Estimated Air date: first half of 2022

Network: SBS


14“Tomorrow”

Cast: Rowoon, Kim Hee Sun

Plot: “Tomorrow” tells the story of a man named Choi Joon Woong who after being jobless for three years attempts to take his own life. He goes to a bridge to jump off but he finds someone else trying to jump off while trying to convince them otherwise, they both fall accidentally off the bridge. The crisis management team run by grim reapers belatedly arrives at the scene, and Choi Joon Woong ends up falling into a three-year coma, his soul becomes half alive and half dead. He ends up getting a job at the crisis management and his job involves taking special care of people who are at a high risk of suicide and helping them want to continue living.

Estimated Air date: January 2022

Network: MBC


15Love War

Cast: Yoo Teo, Kim Ok Bin, kim Ji Hoon And Go Won Hee

Plot: The drama centers around a man and a woman who don’t believe in love because they distrust the opposite sex. They will face the reality through the process of understanding each other and realizing what true love is.

Estimated Air date: 2022

Network: Netflix


16“Snow White Must Die”

Cast: Kim Bo Ra, Byun Yo Han and Go Bo Gyeol

Plot: The drama is based on the best-selling German mystery novel of the same name, it is a mystery drama about a chain of events that happens in a decaying village and the ugly side of human nature.

Estimated Air date: 2022

Network: unknown yet


17“Insider”

Cast: Lee Yoo Young, Kang Ha Neul, Kim Sang Ho

Plot: “Insider” is an action-suspense drama about a character named Kim Yo Han, a judicial trainee who experiences a crisis while working undercover for an investigation, he ends up struggling to obtain a hand of cards that could change his fate.

Estimated Air date: first half of 2022

Network: JTBC


18Military Prosecutor Doberman

Cast: Ahn Bo Hyun, Jo Bo Ah, Oh Yeon Soo And Kim Young Min

Plot: “Military Prosecutor Doberman” tells the story of a man named Do Bae Man (Ahn Bo Hyun), a military prosecutor who chose this path because of money. After he meets a woman named Cha Woo In (Jo Bo Ah), a military prosecutor who joined this job to get revenge, both of them join hands to fight evil in the military and become true prosecutors.

Estimated Air date: first half of 2022

Network: tvN


19“Beyond the Memory”

Cast: Shin Ha Kyun, Han Ji Min, Lee Jung Eun, And Jung Jin Young

Plot: “Beyond the Memory” takes place in 2040s and tells the story of the future and virtual reality. Its about a man who lives in agony following the death of his wife who passed away due to cancer. One day, he receives a mail and chooses to reunite with her after abandoning his body. The drama will be about a world where one can live forever without death.

Estimated Air date: 2022

Network: TVING


20Remarriage & Desires

Cast: Kim Hee Sun, Lee Hyun Wook, Jung Eugene, Cha Ji-yeon, Park Hoon

Plot: Remarriage & Desires tells the story of an exclusive matchmaking agency Rex, it caters to the upper members of society. The members of the service aim to upgrade their social status by marrying into the elites, in particular, those listed under the “Black” tier, an elite group that consists only of the top 0.001% of society.

Estimated Air date: 2022

Network: JTBC


21“Suriname”

Cast: Ha Jung Woo, Hwang Jung Min, Park Hae Soo, Jo Woo Jin, Yoo Yeon Seok

Plot: “Suriname” is based on true events, it takes place in South America, where a drug lord operating in the country has grabbed the attention of the National Intelligence Service. The NIS enlists the help of an ordinary entrepreneur who aims to make a fortune in Suriname but ends up falling deep into the world of drug crimes.

Estimated Air date: 2022

Network: Netflix


22“Missing: The Other Side” Season 2

Cast: unconfirmed yet

Plot: “Missing: The Other Side” is a mystery-fantasy drama about a village inhabited by the souls of people who went missing and their bodies weren’t found.

Estimated Air date: 2022

Network: OCN


23“The Uncanny Counter” Season 2

Cast: unconfirmed yet

Plot: a continuation of the first season

Estimated Air date: 2022

Network: OCN


24“Island”

Cast: Kim Nam Gil, Lee Da Hee, Cha Eun Woo, And Sung Joon

Plot: “Island” is an upcoming drama based on a webtoon of the same name, it is a fantasy exorcism drama that takes place on Jeju Island. It will focus on the sorrowful and bizarre journey of the characters who are fated to fight evil that’s trying to destroy the world.

Estimated Air date: first half of 2022

Network: unconfirmed yet


25“Dr. Romantic” Season 3

Cast: Han Suk Kyu And Ahn Hyo Seop

Plot: unconfirmed yet

Estimated Air date: the winter of 2022

Network: SBS


26Monstrous

Cast: Shin Hyun Been, Goo Kyo Hwan, Kwak Dong Yeon, Nam Da Reum, And More

Plot: “Monstrous” tells the story of people who are lured in by a curse from ‘that thing’ that shouldn’t have come out into the world. It will focus on archaeologists who chase after monstrous cases that have never been heard of. The village gets swept in disaster with the discovery of a mysterious statue of the buddha getting possessed.

Estimated Air date: 2022

Network: tvN


27Cruel Mrs Ae Ran

Cast: Ra Mi Ran

Plot: the drama focuses on the story of a working mom in her 40s who is in charge of performing a secret job as a condition of reinstatement. 

Estimated Air date: 2022

Network: tvN


28Tale of the Nine-Tailed season 2 and 3

Cast: unconfirmed yet

Plot: “Tale of the Nine-Tailed” is a fantasy drama about a nine-tailed fox who settles in the city and a producer who begins to chase him.

Estimated Air date: 2022

Network: tvN


29“Office Blind Date”

Cast: Ahn Hyo Seop, Kim Sejeong, VICTON’s Byungchan

Plot: “Office Blind Date” is a rom-com about an office employee who goes on a blind date with her company’s CEO in place of a friend while hiding her identity. The story was first published by author Hae Hwa as a web novel in 2017 and produced into a webtoon in 2018. It was previously announced that KakaoPage would be adapting the web novel and webtoon into a drama.

Estimated Air date: first half of 2022

Network: SBS


30“The Empire: Empire of Law”

Cast: Ahn Jae Wook, Geum Sae Rok, and Lee Ga Eun

Plot: depicts the vulgar scandals of Korea’s nobles of the robe (whose rank came from holding judicial or administrative posts) who dream of hereditary succession

Estimated Air date: 2022

Network: 2022


31“Dr. Lawyer”

Cast: So Ji Sub, Shin Sung Rok, Im Soo Hyang

Plot: The drama tells the story of a genius medical surgeon named Han Yi Han who loses everything after an unknown manipulation to his surgery. He returns as a medical lawyer.

Estimated Air date: first half of 2022

Network: MBC


32“Green Mothers Club”

Cast: Lee Yo Won, Chu Ja Hyun, Jang Hye Jin, And More

Plot: “Green Mothers Club” tells the story of is about dangerous relationships in a neighborhood association of parents at the local elementary school. The women who take part in the association come to be known as mothers, they reveal their hidden secrets and learn about what friendship in adulthood means.

Estimated Air date: early 2022

Network: JTBC


33“Again My Life”

Cast: Lee Joon Gi And Kim Ji Eun

Plot: “Again My Life” tells the story of a young prosecutor who gets a second chance to pursue justice after failing to bring down a powerful person. The drama was originally a novel written by Lee Hae Nal, it was later released as a webtoon.

Estimated Air date: April 2022.


34“Crazy Love”

Cast: Kim Jae Wook And Krystal

Plot: “Crazy Love” is about a man who pretends to have amnesia when he is told he will be murdered, it’s also the story of a woman who pretends to be his fiance when she is told she doesn’t have much time to live.

Estimated Air date: February of 2022


35“Twenty-Five Twenty-One”

Cast: Kim Tae Ri, Nam Joo Hyuk, WJSN’s Bona, Choi Hyun Wook , Lee Joo Myung

Plot: “Twenty-Five Twenty-One” tells the story of two people who meet when they are 22 and 18 and begin their love story four years later when they are 25 and 21. It will focus on the romance between the youth, growth, and friendship.

Estimated Air date: first half of 2022


36“Big Mouth”

Cast: Lee Jong Suk, YoonA, Kwak Dong Yeon, Kim Joo Heon, Ok Ja Yeon, And Yang Kyung Won

Plot: “Big Mouth” is a hard-boiled noir drama about a third-rate lawyer who becomes in charge of a murder case that turns him into a genius conman known as “Big Mouse.” In order to protect his family and survive, he must expose a huge conspiracy among the privileged upper classes.

Estimated Air date: first half of 2022

Network: Netflix


37Red Heart

Cast: Lee Joon, Kang Han Na, and Jang Hyuk

Plot: “Red Heart” is a fictional historical drama about Lee Tae, who becomes the king of Joseon and dreams of absolute monarchy.

Estimated Air date: first half of 2022

Network: KBS


38“Love (Ft. Marriage And Divorce)” Season 3

Cast: Sung Hoon, Lee Tae-gon, Park Joo-mi, Lee Ga-ryeong, Lee Min-young, Jeon Soo-kyeong and Jeon No-min

Plot: 3rd installment of the popular series that follows three couples who are getting a divorce

Estimated Air date: summer of 2022


39“Rookie”

Cast: Kang Daniel, Lee Shin Young, Chae Soo Bin, Park Yoo Na, Kim Sang Ho

Plot: The drama will tell the story of the love and challenges of young people in a police university.

Estimated Air date: 2022

Network: Disney+


40“Grid”

Cast: Seo Kang Joon, Kim Ah Joong and Lee Si Young

Plot: unknown yet

Estimated Air date: 2022


41“Kiss Six Sense”

Cast: Yoon Kye Sang, Seo Ji Hye, and Kim Ji Suk

Plot: The drama is based on a popular webnovel and tells the story of a woman who has superpowers that grant her the ability to see the future when kissed.

Estimated Air date: 2022

Network: Disney+


42“Moving”

Cast: Han Hyo Joo, Jo In Sung and Ryu Seung Ryong.

Plot: It is an action-hero thriller based on a webtoon by Kang Full. It will be a large-scale drama about three people discovering their superpowers

Estimated Air date: second half of 2022

Network: Disney+


43“Sweet Home 2”

Cast: unconfirmed yet

Plot: will follow the aftermath of the first season ending.

Estimated Air date: 2022

Network: Netflix


44“Office Romance Cruelty”

Cast: Park Min Young, Song Kang, Yura, and Yoon Park

Plot: The upcoming drama tells the story of work and romance of people who work at the weather forecast service. Park Min Young is taking on the role of Jin Ha Kyung, an intelligent character with a cold and sensitive personality. Song Kang is taking on the role of Lee Si Woo, a guy who appears clumsy but has an IQ of 150 and is serious about his job.

Estimated Air date: first half of 2022


45“Our Blues”

Cast: Lee Byung Hun, Shin Min Ah, Kim Woo Bin, Han Ji Min, Lee Jung Eun, Cha Seung Won, And Uhm Jung Hwa

Plot: “Our Blues” is an omnibus-style drama that focuses on the sweet, sour and bitter life stories of diverse characters throughout different stages in their lives, the setting will be in Jeju Island.

Estimated Air date: 2022


46“Tell Me Your Wish”

Cast: Ji Chang Wook, Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung, And Sung Dong Il

Plot: “Tell Me Your Wish” is a drama inspired by an actual organization that exists in the Netherlands that fulfills wishes for terminally ill cancer patients. The drama will focus on the story of a young man who is pushed to his limits by a life full of struggles, he goes to a hospice hospital and joins the staff in fulfilling the last wishes of people.

Estimated Air date: first half of 2022


47“Bungee Jumping of Their Own”

Cast: NCT’s Jaehyun

Plot: The original “Bungee Jumping of Their Own”, directed by Kim Dae Seung and written by Go Eun-nim, was released on the 3rd of February 2001. The original plot covers Seo In-woo and Tae-hee who are students at the same university. They start dating soon after they meet each other for the first time. Seo In-woo is left devastated and must overcome the death of his girlfriend when he loses her in a car crash.

Estimated Air date: second half of 2022

Network: Kakao TV


48“Juvenile Justice”

Cast: Kim Hye Soo, Kim Moo Yeol, Lee Sung Min, Lee Jung Eun, etc.

Plot summary: “Juvenile Justice” is a legal drama about a prickly judge who hates juvenile offenders, the judge is appointed to a local juvenile court. The judge was a victim of a juvenile crime before, they will set on a journey involving various cases involving troubled youth and discover what it means to be an adult. Kim Hye Soo is taking on the role of Shim Eun Seok, a sharp and level-headed elite judge. Kim Moo Yeol is taking on the role of judge Cha Tae Joo, who has a soft heart and embraces juvenile delinquents. Lee Sung Min is taking on the role of Head Judge Kang Won Joong.

Release date: January 2022

Network: Netflix


49“All of Us Are Dead”

Cast: Yoon Chan Young, Park Ji Hoo, Cho Yi Hyun, Lomon, Yoo In Soo, etc.

Plot summary: “All of Us Are Dead” is a zombie drama about a high school that gets infected by a zombie virus and those outside who attempt to rescue the students. The drama will focus on the psyches of the people who will fight till the end to survive within the conditions they’re placed under. It is based on a popular webtoon of the same name.

Release date: January 2022

Network: Netflix

Which one of these Korean dramas airing in 2022 are you most excited to see?

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