Complete List Of K-Dramas Premiere on Netflix In 2021
|K-Dramas Premiere on Netflix In 2021. Photo: otakukart|
2020 has easily been the best year on record for K-Dramas on Netflix. After such a stellar year, 2021 has a lot to live up to, but we don’t think that will be a problem with some of the new K-Dramas we can look forward to watching on Netflix in 2021.
For those who love the thriller genre, look to revenge stories like No Name and survival series such as Squid Game. Supernatural tales involving zombies and the afterlife are being portrayed through upcoming shows Hellbound and All of Us Are Dead. We’re additionally looking forward to a spin-off episode of Kingdom, as well as the second season of Love Alarm. Sure to satisfy those who enjoy culinary shows, food researcher Paik Jongwon‘s reality series will explore the impact of Korean food.
Continue reading for all the Korean Netflix shows to look out for this year. While you’re here, check out other K-drama releases lined up for 2021.
Upcoming Korean Dramas 2021 Schedule
March 3 – Mouse/마우스
March 4 – tvN Drama Stage 2021
March 12 – Love Alarm Season 2(Netflix)/좋아하면 울리는 시즌2
March 13 – Revolutionary Sisters/Okay Kwang Sisters (Weekend Series)/오케이 광자매
March 14 – Recipe for Youth(web drama)/청춘 레시피
March 15 – JTBC’s Drama Festa
March 22 – Navillera/나빌레라
March 22 – Joseon Exorcist/조선구마사
March 24 – Oh! Master/Oh My Ladylord/오! 주인님
March 30 – Summer Season/썸머가이즈
End of March – 1:11, the Time I Go to You/ 1시 11분 너에게 가는 시간
March – Are You Leaving (SKY Channel) /가시리잇고
April 9 – Taxi Driver/Deluxe Taxi/모범택시 .Note: It was recently revealed that APRIL’s Naeun’s role will be recast and all scenes she was in will be refilmed. It is uncertain how this will affect the drama’s airdate.
April – Nemesis/Undercover (Netflix)/네메시스/언더커버
April – Law School/로스쿨
May – Bossam – Stealing Fate/보쌈-운명을 훔치다
June – Voice 4/보이스 시즌4
June – No One in Their Right Mind/미치지 않고서야
August – School 2021/School 2020/학교 2021
Korean Dramas 2021 you should watch
1. Love Alarm (Season 2)
Cast: Kim So Hyun, Jung Ga Ram, Song Kang, Go Min Shi, Shim Yi Young
Official Netflix Release Date: March 12
Previously we were lead to believe that Love Alarm would be coming to Netflix in August 2020, but fans were dismayed to learn that the popular rom-com had been pushed back to 2021.
When everything becomes increasingly digitalized, so do our love lives. An unknown developed releases a dating app that has the ability to tell the user when someone within 10-feet has romantic feelings for them, instantly going viral. The app greatly disrupts the life of Jojo, who soon finds herself caught in a love triangle between a childhood friend and a handsome model.
2. JTBC & Other K-Drama Exclusives
There are lots of jTBC and tVN dramas to look forward to in 2021. Currently, we’re waiting for the respective South Korean networks to confirm which k-dramas will be available to stream weekly on Netflix.
Thanks to the lucrative output deal between Netflix and the South Korean broadcasters, we’re expecting to see plenty of dramas arrive in 2021.
Younger (Season 1)
Cast: Sung Joon, Seo Ji Hye
Netflix Release Date: March 15
The American rom-com series Younger has eluded Netflix for years, but fans of the series can look forward to watching the K-Drama adaptation in 2021.
Mistaken for being twenty years younger than she actually is, a single mother decides to use the opportunity to reboot her career.
3. Arthdal Chronicles (Season 2)
Cast: Song Joong Ki, Kim Ji Won, Jang Dong Gun, Kim Ok Bin
We’re still waiting for confirmation that Arthdal Chronicles season 2 is coming to Netflix in 2021, but we can confirm that a second season is on its way. The series has gone down in South Korean history as one of the most ambitious. The rewards for its ambition have been reaped as the series was incredibly popular in South Korea and around the world on Netflix, according to whats-on-netflix.
4. D.P. Dog Day (Season 1)
Cast: Jung Hae In, Koo Kyo Hwan, Son Seok Koo, Kim Sung Kyun, Jun
Official Netflix Release Date: TBA
D.P. is follows the story of army private Joon-ho, one of many soldiers serving in the Korean military, who suddenly ends up becoming a member of the “Deserter Pursuit” unit that tracks down military deserters and encounters the realities of confused young soldiers. The series is based on a webtoon by Kim Bo-tong that garnered over 10 million views for its realistic portrayal of the brutal violence and human rights violations committed in the military with the refreshing theme of Deserter Pursuit (D.P.), a military police unit in charge of arresting soldiers who deserted their posts.
The series is expected to balance the tension and thrill of chasing down deserters from the perspective of “soldiers catching soldiers” while shedding light on the mental torment and hurt of young people who chose to escape. Actors Jung Hae-in, Koo Kyo-hwan, and Kim Sung-kyun play members of D.P., while Son Seok-koo plays a military official that disapproves of them to represent the trouble-ridden daily life in the deserter arrest unit, asiatatler reported.
5. Youth of May
Cast: Lee Do-hyun and Go Min-si
Release date: May 2021
If you've seen the Netflix original series, Sweet Home, two of the leads of this Korean drama might look familiar to you. After starring as siblings in Sweet Home, both Lee Do-hyun and Go Min-si will try their chemistry as lovers in Youth of May. The youth drama will follow Lee and Go as they become swept up in the Gwangju Uprising in May 1980.
Transitioning as a lead actor, Lee plays Hwang Hee Tae, who despite being a troublemaker is actually a bit of a genius, earning top grades to enter South National University College of Medicine. Marking Go's first lead role, Kim Myung-hee is a nurse living in Gwangju and despite her beautiful appearance, holds a cold exterior. The two seemingly living different lives, end up meeting and experiencing the hardest May of their lives.
6. The Silent Sea
Starring: Bae Doo-na, Gong Yoo, and Lee Joon.
Release date: TBC
Set in a future where water and food have almost run out on Earth due to global desertification, The Silent Sea follows the story of the members of a special team that set out to a research base on the Moon. A story with unexpected twists and turns, The Silent Sea is a series based on director Choi Hang-yong’s short film that was given a major spotlight at the 13th Mise-en-scène Short Film Festival in 2014. Director Choi took the lead again for the series, teaming up with writer Park Eun-kyo, who won Best Screenplay for the film Mother at the 29th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards.
The series has garnered much attention as actor Jung Woo-sung joined the project as an executive producer. Actors Bae Doo-na, Gong Yoo, and Lee Joon play members of the team on a life-risking mission to the Moon, often dubbed “the silent sea,” promising to deliver intense suspense to the viewers, my.asia wrote.
Cast: Yoo Ahin, Park Jungmin, Kim Hyunjoo
Expected Release Date: TBC
Yeon Sang-ho, director of smash Zombie flicks, Train to Busan and Peninsula, will be helming this Netflix original. Hellbound is based on the webtoon of the same name and author Choi Gyu-seok will be part of the production process. Yoo Ah-in of the critically acclaimed, Burning, will make his small-screen return for the lead role of Jeong Jin-su, one of the leaders of the New Truth Church.
Hellbound follows the supernatural story of individuals that are unexpectedly forced to hell by Grim Reapers. The show will portray thrilling episodes based on a webtoon of the same title, Hypebae cited.
8. No Name
Release date: TBC
Another Netflix original to keep in your radar is No Name, which will be helmed by director Kim Jin-min of acclaimed series, Extracurricular. The story follows Yoon Ji-woo (The World of the Married's Han So Hee), a member of an organised crime ring who goes undercover to infiltrate the police, in search of those responsible for her father's death.
Choi Moo-jin (Park Hee-soon) plays the boss of the biggest drug ring in Korea and helps Yoon go undercover. Impressing watchers with his performance in Itaewon Class, Ahn Bo-hyun scores his first lead role, playing Jeon Pil-do, a police detective in the Drug Investigation Unit and become Yoon's partner.
9. Kingdom: Ashin of the North
Cast: Jun Ji Hyun, Park Byung Eun, Koo Kyo Hwan
Netflix Release Date: TBA
Zombie fans rejoice! A spin-off episode of historical zombie hit, Kingdom is coming out this year. While this is not a series per se, it's still one of the new ones that's highly anticipated. This sidequel to the series stars Jun Ji-hyun as Ashin, an heiress to a northern Jurchen town who knows the secret behind the resurrection plant.
Jun's cameo at the end of Kingdom 2 garnered a lot of buzz and she's here to tell you the story you've been waiting for.
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