Are you ready for some exciting new K-dramas on Netflix in 2023? Look no further, because we’ve compiled a list of the most anticipated shows of the year! From heart-wrenching love stories to thrilling mysteries, these shows are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. So mark your calendars and get ready to add these must-see series to your watchlist.
Note: This article contains a list of K-dramas that will be airing on Netflix in 2023. Please note that this list may be updated as the schedules for these dramas are subject to change.
Note: the below list is arranged by date from January to December.
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Love to Hate You
Plot: “Love To Hate You” is a romantic comedy about a woman who morbidly hates losing to a man and a man who is morbidly suspicious of women and is healed through war-like love. Yeo Mi Ran (played by Kim Ok Bin), is a lawyer who is suspicious of men, and Nam Kang Ho ((played by Yoo Teo), is a top actor who is always wary of women.
Air date: February 10, 2023
The Glory 2
Cast: Song Hye Kyo, Lee Do Hyun, Lim Ji Yeon, Yeom Hye Ran, Park Sung Hoon, Jung Sung Il,
Plot: The Netflix series “The Glory” depicts the story of a woman whose soul was shattered by violence in childhood and the desperate revenge that she has planned for her entire life. She seeks to take revenge on the bullies who ruined her life.
Estimated Air date: March 11, of 2023
Plot: The Netflix series “Queen Maker,” tells the story of Hwang Do Hee, a genius of image making and controlling the strategic planning office of a large company, jumping into the election to make Oh Kyung Sook, a human rights lawyer a Seoul mayor, released a production behind-the-scenes story.
Air date: April 14, 2023
Cast: Kim Woo Bin, Esom, And Kang Yoo Seok
Plot: “Black 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: May 12, 2023
Plot: “Bloodhounds” 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” is writing and directing the drama. The drama’s star-studded cast includes Woo Do Hwan, Lee Sang Yi, Park Sung Woong and Heo Joon Ho.
Woo Do Hwan takes on the role of Gun Woo, a man who entered the world of loan sharks to pay off his debt. He used to be a promising boxer who won the rookie of the year award, but after meeting Mr. Choi, he becomes a bodyguard.
Lee Sang Yi takes the role of Woo Jin, who meets Gun Woo as a rival boxer but eventually ends up working with him. Woo Jin has some experience with daily installment and ends up helping Gun Woo who is clueless about it.
Air date: June 9
Plot: “Celebrity” is an upcoming Netflix series that depicts the dazzling and fierce true faces of celebrities that Seo Ah Ri (Park Gyu Young) meets after jumping into a world where people make money just by being famous.
Air date: June 30
D.P. Season 2
Plot: D.P tells the story of a soldier who is quiet and calm but inflexible (Jung Hae-In) meets a sergeant (Kim Sung Kyun) who notices his shortcomings, he transfers him to the D.P. (Deserter Pursuit) team. Their mission is to catch deserters. There the soldier meets Corporal Han Ho Yeol (Koo Gyo-Hwan), he begins to give the soldier investigative know-how, but he annoys him sometimes.
Estimated Air date: July 28, 2023
Plot: Kim Mo Mi is a plain office worker who lacks confidence in her appearance and gets involved in various mishaps while working as a masked internet broadcaster. Joo Oh Nam is a colleague of Kim Mo Mi’s and secretly admires her. He also suffers from low self-esteem and finds solace in watching internet broadcasts. He becomes caught up in an unexpected situation with Kim Mo Mi.
Air date: August 18, 2023
A Time Called You
Plot: “A Time Called You” is a romance-slip thriller drama that tells the story of Joon Hee who misses her boyfriend who passed away a year ago. She goes back in time to 1998 when she meets a boy named Si Heon who looks exactly like her boyfriend. Ahn Hyo Seop plays Joon Hee’s boyfriend Goo Yeon Joon and his look-alike Nam Si Heon. Jeon Yeo Bin plays the role of Han Joon Hee and Kwon Min Joo, when she travels back to 1998, Han Joon Hee will enter the body of Kwon Min Joo and even though the two characters have the same face, their personalities are the exact opposites of each other.
Air date: September 8, 2023
Song of the Bandits
Plot: “Song of the Bandits” is an action-packed historical drama set in the lawless land of Gando, where people from China, Japan, and Joseon come together to protect their loved ones and their lives.
Air date: September 22, 2023
Plot: “Doona!”, starring Suzy and Yang Se Jong, is a romance drama that tells the story of an ordinary college student, Won Joon, who meets Du Na, who retired after leaving behind the glamorous K-pop idol days. It is based on the Naver webtoon named “The Girl Downstairs”, written by Min Song-ah, known for her work on “Nanolist”, and gained popularity for the delicate emotional portrayal of a character who creates a campus romance with an idol-turned-housemate.
Estimated Air date: October 20
Sweet Home 2 and 3
Cast: Song Kang, Lee Jin Wook, Go Min Si, Lee Si Young, and Park Gyu Young
Plot: “Sweet Home” tells the story of residents at an apartment complex who have to deal with an unknown phenomenon of humans turning into monsters. The 2nd and 3rd seasons will tell the story after the 1st season wrapped up.
Air date: 20253
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: fall of 2023
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
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: last quarter of 2023
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: pushed back due to Yoo Ah In’s scandal indefinitely
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
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: fall of 2023
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Which one of these Netflix 2023 kdramas are you most excited to see?