Upcoming 2023 Kdramas- The Full List

2022 promises to be one of the biggest years for kdramas on record, with an already a great list of upcoming Korean dramas set to air this year that you should watch. We’re here to list every single upcoming Korean drama airing in 2022.

Note: the below list will be regularly updated so bookmark it. 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

Paper Moon

Cast: Kim Seo Hyung

Plot: a suspense rama of a woman who lived a suffocating life, she ends up embezzling from bank of VIPcustomrs and makes an irreversible choice.

Estimated Air date: 2023

Network: ENA


Can we be strangers

Cast: Kang Sora, Jang Seung Jo

Plot: It tells the story of a divorce lawyers couple

Estimated Air date: 2023

Network: ENA


Delivery Man

Cast: Yoon Chan Young, Bang Min Ah, Kim Min Seok

Plot: a suspense investigation drama about a taxi driverand a ghost who lost her memory.

Estimated Air date: 2023

Network: ENA


Murderer’s Toy

Cast: Choi Woo Sik, Son Suk Ku, and Lee Hee Joon

Plot: “Murderer’s Toy” is based on a webtoon of the same name by writer Komabi, who gathered explosive reactions by providing unpredictable twists with shocking storytelling that contrasts with the cute drawing style. It is a masterpiece that won the Korea Content Awards’ New Artist Award, Today’s Korean Cartoon Award, and the Jury Prize at the Reader’s Cartoon Awards, with the story of Lee Tang, who only chooses those who commit crimes and murders

Estimated Air date: 2023

Network: Netflix


Joseon Lawyer

Cast: s Woo Do Hwan, Kim Ji Yeon, and VIXX’s N

Plot: MBC’s new drama “Joseun Lawyer” is the story of a lawyer who avenges the enemy who caused the death of his parents on trial. Although the beginning was due to revenge, the drama will portray the growth story of the main character who is gradually becomes a real lawyer for the people. In particular, unlike historical dramas that have been dominated by mostly royal stories, this drama adds novelty as it deals with the story of lawyers during the Joseon Dynasty.

Estimated Air date: 2022

Network: MBC


Day of Kidnapping

Cast: Yoon Kye Sang

Plot: “Day of Kidnapping” is a black comedy about a collaboration between an 11-year-old girl and a sloppy kidnapper. Its based on a novel of the same name. It tells the story of Kim Myung Joon [to be played by Yoon Kye Sang], a first-time kidnapper who kidnaps an 11-year-old girl to raise money for his daughter’s hospital fees. Due to this, he becomes a wanted man as a murder suspect. He’s a kidnapper who is weak-heated and lacking. He is placed opposite a genius girl. The two attempt to find the truth behind whats going on after they’re roped into a murder case.

Estimated Air date: 2023

Network:


Hellbound season 2

Cast: unknown yet

Plot: “Hellbound” tells the story of a world where humans face a frightening supernatural phenomenon. Emissaries from hell appear on earth without a warning and begin to condemn people to hell. Netflix has recently confirmed its plan to return with season 2.

Estimated Air date: 2023

Network: Netflix


Brain Cooperation

Cast: CNBLUE’s Jung Yong Hwa, Cha Tae Hyun, Kwak Sun Young, And Ye Ji Won

Plot: “Brain Cooperation” is a brain science comedy investigation drama about two men who desperately want to kill each other as they collaborate to solve a crime case involving a rare brain disease.

Estimated Air date:

Network: KBS


Ask The Stars

Cast: Lee Min Ho and Gong Hyo Jin.

Plot: “Ask The Stars” is an upcoming romantic comedy-drama that tells the story of an astronaut and a tourist who fall in love at a space station.

Lee Min Ho will play Gong Ryong, he is an OB-GYN (Obstetrician-gynecologist) who has a strong sense of responsibility, he arrives at the space station as a tourist. Gong Hyo Jin will play Eve Kim, a Korean-American astronaut.

Estimated Air date: 2023

Network:


Gyeongseong Creature

Cast: Park Seo Joon and Han So Hee

Plot: “Gyeongseong Creature” is set in the dark times of Spring 1945, its a thriller about two young adults who face off against a creature and fight for their survival.

Estimated Air date: 2023

Network:


Connect

Cast: Jung Hae In And Go Kyung Pyo

Plot: “Connect” tells the story of a mysterious man who has been deprived of a part of his body by organ hunters, he connects with a person who received an organ transplant.

Estimated Air date: 2023

Network: D


Taxi Driver Season 2

Cast: Lee Je Hoon and more

Plot: Unknown yet

Estimated Air date: 2023

Network: SBS


Love 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: 2023

Network: Netflix


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: 2023

Network: unknown yet


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: 2023

Network: OCN


The Uncanny Counter Season 2

Cast: unconfirmed yet

Plot: a continuation of the first season

Estimated Air date: 2023

Network: OCN


Goodbye Earth

Cast: Yoo Ah In, Ahn Eun Jin, Jeon Seong Woo, and Kim Yoon Hye

Plot: “Goodbye Earth” tells the story of what happens when there are 200 days remaining until earth collides with an asteroid, it tells the story of four individuals who live together through this chaotic situation.

Estimated Air date: 2023

Network: Netflix


Delivery Knight

Cast: Kim Woo Bin, Esom, And Kang Yoo Seok

Plot: “Delivery Knight” is based on a webtoon of the same name and takes place in 2071 where pollution has become so severe, people can’t survive without respirators. It will tell the story of a legendary delivery knight 5-8, who has extraordinary fighting skills who meets a refugee named Sa Wol who dreams of becoming a delivery knight because its their only hope. Because of the worsening conditions, delivery knights plays an important role in Korea’s survival.

Estimated Air date: 2023

Network: Netflix


My Man Is Cupid

Cast: Jang Dong Yoon And Nana

Plot: The drama tells the story of a fairy who falls in love after getting shot by his own arrow.

Estimated Air date: 2023

Network: unknown


Dr. Romantic Season 3

Cast: Han Suk Kyu, Ahn Hyo Seop And Lee Sung Kyung

Plot: “Dr Romantic” is a drama that depicts the story of a “Real Doctor” in the background of a shabby and old hospital in a small province.

Estimated Air date: 2023

Network: SBS


Cruel 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: 2023

Network: tvN


Tale 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: 2023

Network: tvN


The Pure Boxer

Cast: Lee Sang Yeob And Kim So Hye

Plot: “The Pure Boxer” is a sports growth drama based on the novel “Pure Boxer Lee Kwon Sook,” the second winning work of Kyobo Bookstore’s story contest, and is an escape from manipulation of game results by a cold-blooded agent who makes a game that must be lost to earn the life of genius boxer Lee Kwon Sook and his players.

Estimated Air date: the first half of 2023.

Network:


Stealer

Cast: Joo Won, Lee Ju Woo, Jo Han Chul, Kim Jae Won

Plot: “Stealer” is a crime comic action drama in which a veiled cultural property thief skunk and an unofficial cultural property recovery team ‘Karma’ unite to compete against those who won’t be judged by the law.

Estimated Air date: 2023

Network: tvN

Young Shim

Cast: Song Ha Yoon, Super Junior’s Donghae, Lee Min Jae And Jung Woo Yeon

Plot: “Oh! Young Shim” is a drama based on the animation film “Young Shim.” “Oh! Young Shim” is a story of the romance between Oh Young Shim and Wang Kyung Tae, who bicker a lot with each other and are experiencing the sweetness and bitterness of life as they enter their 30s. In order to add a pleasant and warm atmosphere to the original work, the drama will be completed by adding analog sensibility,.

Estimated Air date: 2023

Network:


The Worst Evil

Cast: Ji Chang Wook, Wi Ha Joon And Lim Se Mi

Plot: The original Disney+ series “The Worst Evil” is a crime action drama about an investigation that began in Seoul, South Korea, to capture the triangular drug trade between Korea, China, and Japan.

Estimated Air date: 2023

Network: Disney+


King the Lander

Cast: Lee Junho, YoonA, Ko Won Hee, Kim Ga Eun, Ahn Se Ha, and Kim Jae Won

Plot: “King The Lander” is a romance comedy-drama that takes place at a Hotel, it tells the story of the heir of a chaebol group who can’t stand a fake smile and a woman who always has to smile even if she doesn’t want to and how they create a time when hoteliers can laugh really brightly at VVIP Business Lounge ‘King the Lander.’

Estimated Air date: 2023

Network: JTBC


The Devil

Cast: Kim Tae Ri, Oh Jung Se, and Hong Kyung

Plot: SBS’ new drama “The Devil ” is a supernatural mystery thriller that digs into the mysterious death surrounding five bodies by a woman and a man who can see evil spirits in another world with evil spirits.

Estimated Air date: 2023

Network: SBS


Beopjjeon

Cast: Lee Sun Kyun and Moon Chae Won

Plot: “Beopjjeon,” which will be produced as an SBS Friday-Saturday drama in the first half of next year, is a thrilling revenge drama that tells the story about thrilling revenge story of those who risk everything to fight the money (“jjeon”) cartel that colluded with the law (“beop”). The ones who refuse to remain silent in the face of incompetent and unjust power and face it hot in their own way provide thrill and catharsis.

Estimated Air date: 2023

Network: SBS


Oasis

Cast: Jang Dong Yoon, Seol In Ah, and Choo Young Woo

Plot: “Oasis” is a melodrama about three youngsters who fiercely threw themselves to protect their own dreams, friendships, and first love, which is only once in their lives, against the backdrop of a turbulent Korea that is between the 1980s to the 1990s.

Estimated Air date: first half of 2023

Network: KBS


Deliver Us From Evil- spin-off Ray

Cast: Lee Jung Jae

Plot: “Ray” is the character played by Lee Jung Jae, a Korean-Japanese killer who pursues “In Nam” played by Hwang Jung Min for revenge in “Deliver Us from Evil.” “Ray” is loved as an attractive villain whose identity is unknown at the time of the movie’s release. “Ray” will feature a showdown with various villains around the world who are his targets since the birth of killer Ray. Attractive villains comparable to “Ray” will be built as a “Villain Universe” in the future and will be expanded to a new series.

Estimated Air date: 2023

Network:


Parasyte The Grey

Cast: Jeon So Nee, Koo Kyo Hwan And Lee Jung Hyun

Plot: “Parasyte The Grey” is adapted from Iwaaki Hitoshi’s comic which was a massive hit in Japan selling millions of copies worldwide. It tells the story of a confrontation between humans who hosted an unidentified parasite that fell from the space and the ones who try to stop it. One day, mysterious parasites fall from the sky, they enter humans as their host and begin to murder other humans. These parasite create their own force and humans who have not been infected fight to stop these creatures from taking over the world.

Estimated Air date: 2023

Network: Netflix


Lady

Cast: Lee Ji Ah, Lee Sang Yoon, Jang Hee Jin, Park Ki Woong And More

Plot: “Lady” tells the survival story of a woman who must become the first lady to protect her family. One day, she comes face to face with the terrible truth of the past she had completely forgotten. She will take desperate revenge against those who were responsible for what happened to her.

Estimated Air date: 2023

Network: tvN


Everything We Loved

Cast: Jo Joon Young, Jang Yeo Bin , Sehun

Plot: “Everything We Loved” is a story about the strong friendships and love between 18-year-old youths who cannot give up on love and friendship. The drama also adds an interesting idea by introducing cellular memory, which is a hypothesis that memories can be stored in individual cells outside the brain.

Estimated Air date: 2023

Network: TVING


Daily Dose of Sunshine

Cast: Park Bo Young, Yeon Woo Jin, Jang Dong Yoon, And Lee Jung Eun

Plot: The drama is based on a webtoon titled “Morning Comes to Psychiatric Wards Too.” It tells the real-life experience of a psychiatric nurse named Da Eun. She meets people with wounded hearts at the psychiatric ward.

Estimated Air date: 2023

Network: Netflix


Tell Me It’s Love

Cast: Sung Joon , Lee Sung Kyung and Kim Young Kwang

Plot: “Tell Me It’s Love” is a romantic melodrama in which a man and a woman, who become entangled due to revenge, forget about revenge and instead shed tears because of their situation. The drama is about these two people who are tired of the harsh reality they live in so they come to understand each other and begin to change for the better.

Estimated Air date: the first half of 2023.

Network:


One-Shot Scandal

Cast: “One-Shot Scandal” depicts the bittersweet scandal between an owner of a side dish shop who entered the entrance exam late and an instructor who become a star in Korea’s top private education field. The drama will tell the warm and cold yet sweet and thrilling story of the people who enter and experience the competitive world of entrance exams.

Plot: “One-Shot Scandal” depicts the bittersweet scandal between an owner of a side dish shop who entered the entrance exam late and an instructor who become a star in Korea’s top private education field. The drama will tell the warm and cold yet sweet and thrilling story of the people who enter and experience the competitive world of entrance exams.

Estimated Air date: 2023

Network:


Sacred Divorce

Cast: Cho Seung Woo

Plot: “Sacred Divorce” is a drama based on a webtoon of the same name and tells the story of the skillful divorce lawyer Shin Sung Han and how he helps those who are going through a horrible divorce. The drama will be directed by JTBC’s hit drama “Thirty-Nine” writer Yoo Young Ah.

Estimated Air date: 2023

Network:

Agency

Cast:Lee Bo Young. Jo Sung Ha, Son Naeun, Han Joon Woo, and Jun Hye Jin

Plot: “Agency” is a drama that tells the story of a woman who became the first female executive of a large advertising company and the first to build her career by taking on the best and highest position in that company. The drama will realistically depict the story of those who are working in an advertising agency and are struggling to always stay at the top.

Estimated Air date: 2023

Network:


Which one of these 2023 kdramas are you most excited to see?