32 Korean Dramas Coming in 2024: Netflix, Disney+, & More. (MyDramaList)

Get ready for a year of epic Korean dramas on Netflix, Disney+ TVING, WAVVE, and more with these 32 new shows coming in 2024.

  There’s something for everyone to enjoy. From swoon-worthy romances to thrilling mysteries, you’re sure to find a drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

So mark your calendars and get ready to binge-watch your way through 2024 with the best of Korean dramas.

  1. Squid Game Season 2

  • Genres: Action, Thriller, Mystery, Drama
  • Network: Netflix
  • No. of Episodes: 6 (not confirmed)
  • Expected release date: October 2024


Squid Game Season 2

We all loved Squid Game and now a second season is coming to our screens in 2024. To find out what happens to Seong Gi-hun and the Front Man, and to learn more about the mysterious organization behind the Squid Games.

  1. Sweet Home Season 3

  • Network: Netflix
  • Genres; Genres: Action, Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi
  • Main Cast: Song Kang, Lee Jin-wook, Lee Si-young, Go Min-si, Park Gyu-young
  • Expected release date: Unknown
  • Number of episodes: Not confirmed
Sweet home season 3
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“Adapted from a webtoon “Sweet Home” by Kim Kan Bi and Hwang Young Chan.”

Here is a full review of Sweet Home Season 3

  1. All of Us Are Dead Season 2

  • Network: Netflix
  • Genres: Action, Thriller, Horror, Sci-Fi
  • Main roles: Park Ji-hoo, Yoon Chan-young, Jo Yi-hyun, Lomo
  • Episodes: Not confirmed
  • Release Date: Unknown
All of us are dead season 2
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If you’re a fan of zombie dramas, then you need to watch All of Us Are Dead season 2. It’s got everything you love about the genre: heart-pounding action, suspenseful twists and turns, and complex characters that you’ll root for until the very end.

But what really sets All of Us Are Dead apart is its focus on the human condition. Just like season 1, the show explores themes such as survival, hope, and love in the face of unimaginable adversity. It’s a powerful and moving story that will stay with you long after you’ve finished watching.

Full review of All of Us Are Dead season 2

  1. The Trunk

  • Network: Netflix
  • Genres: Mystery, Romance, Melodrama
  • Main cast: Gong Yoo, Seo Hyun-jin
  • Episodes: 8
  • Release Date: Not confirmed
Image Credit: iMDb

“Trunk” follows the lives of Noh In Ji, head of a fixed-term marriage service agency named NM that fixes its clients a marriage life with their dream spouses, and the music producer Han Jung Won. Neither of them agrees with the idea of marriage… even though her career revolves around it, Noh In Ji prefers to stay single, while Han Jung Won firmly believes all marriages are deceit. (Source: Soompi, Pinkvilla; edited by smileflaue at MyDramaList)

  1. Plaza Wars

  • Network: Netflix
  • Summary: About a man who seeks truth behind the sudden death of his brother.
  • Genres: Action, Mystery, Drama
  • Episodes: 8
Plaza Wars
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Ki Joon, a formidable figure in the criminal world, ends a long power struggle between Seoul’s gangs. However, when his brother Ki Seok rises in rank in a rival group, Ki Joon decides to retire to avoid facing him. After 15 years of peace, Ki Seok is mysteriously ambushed and killed, leading Ki Joon on a vengeful quest to find those responsible. Amidst old gang rivalries, Seoul’s underworld is poised for another violent conflict.

Adapted from the webtoon “Plaza Wars” (광장) written by Oh Se Hyung (오세형) and illustrated by Kim Kyun Tae (김균태).

  1. Gyeongseong Creature Season 2

  • Network: Netflix
  • Main cast: Park Seo-joon, Han So-hee, Kim Su-hyun, Wi Ha-joon
  • Genres: Action, Thriller, Historical, Sci-Fi
Gyeongseong Creature Season 2
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In season 1, the series is set in 1945 Gyeongseong (present-day Seoul) and follows a group of people who fight against a mysterious creature that is rumored to be preying on humans. Gyeongseong Creature is a dark and suspenseful thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. It is also a visually stunning series, with beautiful cinematography and sets. You’ll definitely love season 2.

Full review of Gyeongseong Creature Season 2.

  1. The Trauma Code: Heroes on Call

  • Network: Netflix
  • Genres: Drama, Medical
  • Episodes: 8
  • Main cast: Joo Ji-hoon, Choo Young-woo, Yoon Gyung-ho, Ha Young, Jung Jae-kwang
The Trauma Code: Heroes on Call
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Baek Kang Hyuk, a brilliant trauma surgeon with a strong-willed personality, joins a university hospital and leads the severe trauma team, known for saving patients in critical condition. The team, including Yang Jae Won, Nurse Cheon Jang Mi, and anesthesiologist resident Park Kyung Won, helps patients in life-threatening situations, though it strains the hospital financially. Baek Kang Hyuk transforms the team into a proactive force that ventures into the field to save lives, with Yang Jae Won becoming his first pupil.

Read a review of the Trauma Code: Heroes on Call.

  1. Queen of the Scene

  • Network: Netflix
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
  • Main cast: Gong Hyo-jin, Park Ha-sun
  • Episodes: 6
Queen of the Scene
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Tells the story of a Korean drama writer who has made a name for herself within the industry for extreme twisted stories full of unexpected surprises (makjang), suddenly entering and getting trapped in her own story. The writer faces a series of comedic situations as she tries to escape back to reality. (Source: Naver)

  1. Alone in the Woods

  • Network: Netflix
  • Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Psychological, Drama
  • Main cast: Kim Yoon-seok, Yoon Kye-sang, Go Min-si, Lee Jung-eun
  • Episodes: 8
alone in the woods
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Tells the story of two men named Sang Joon, who was running a motel in a rural area during the summer of 2000, and Young Ha, who was running a pension alone in the forest during the summer of 2021. (Source: Soompi).

Read the review of Alone In The Woods

  1. The Whirlwind

  • Network: Netflix
  • Genres: Drama, Political
  • Main cast: Sol Kyung-gu, Kim Hee-ae
the whirlwind 2024
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Park Dong Ho is the prime minister of South Korea. He wants to punish the corrupt president, who colludes with powerful family owned corporations called chaebols, and change the world of politics. Jung Soo Jin is the deputy prime minister for economic affairs. She confronts Park Dong Ho and a fierce political strife ensues. (Source: AsianWiki)

  1. Murder DIEary

  • Network: Netflix
  • Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Comedy, Supernatural
  • Main cast: Choi Woo-sik, Son Seok-koo, Lee Hee-joon
  • Episodes: 8
Murder DIEary korean drama
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The story follows Lee Tang, an ordinary college student, who gets into an argument with a customer during a part-time job at a convenience store at night, unconsciously swings a hammer, and kills him. Suffering from guilt and fear of murder, Lee Tang learns one day that the person he killed was a serial killer and slowly realizes that he has a supernatural ability to identify “bad seeds”. He soon becomes a dark hero who punishes people who committed unethical evils in the past. A cold-blooded, charismatic and persistent detective starts to chase Lee Tang. (Source: nbntv.co.kr) ~~ Adapted from the webtoon “Sarinjaonangam”

  1. Cashero

  • Network: Netflix
  • Genres: Action, Drama, Fantasy
  • Main cast: Lee Jun-ho, Kim Hyang-gi
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It will tell the story of a superhero named Kang Sang Woong and other ordinary superheroes who protect ordinary people’s daily lives. He is the newest heir to the superpowers and he gains more strength the more cash he has. (Source: MyDramaList) ~~ Adapted from the webtoon “Cashero” (캐셔로) by team befar, written by Lee Hoon (이훈) and illustrated by No Hye Ok (노혜옥).

  1. Mr. Plankton

  • Network: Netflix
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance, Drama
  • Main cast: Woo Do-hwan, Lee Yoo-mi, Oh Jung-se
  • Episodes: 10
Mr. Plankton
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A romantic comedy that depicts the story of people who can’t blend in or connect with anyone, just like plankton. The drama will follow the journey of a man who has no other choice but to be a wanderer because no one has ever told him to stay. Hae Jo is a man whose heart is empty because he owns nothing. Hae Jo dreams of a colorful future away from his gloomy plankton-like life where he feels like he doesn’t belong anywhere and doesn’t have anyone he cares about. Jo Jae Mi is someone who will give Hae Jo an infinite amount of love and want to become his family. (Source: Soompi).

  1. Hong Rang

  • Network: Netflix
  • Genres: Thriller, Historical, Mystery, Romance
  • Main cast: Lee Jae-wook, Jo Bo-ah, Kim Jae-wook, Jung Ga-ram, Uhm Ji-won.
  • Episodes: 12
Image Credit: asianwiki.com

Set in the late Joseon Dynasty, the story revolves around a family’s rise to wealth through the art trade. It centers on a son who returns mysteriously after disappearing and his half-sister’s quest to uncover the truth. Hong Rang disappears at a young age and reappears over a decade later with no memory of his past, leaving his true identity a mystery. Jae Yi, his half-sister, navigates a difficult life with a cruel stepmother and negligent father, relying on Hong Rang until his sudden disappearance.

Hong Rang’s full review

  1. The Bequeathed

  • Network: Netflix
  • Genres: Thriller, Mystery
  • Main cast: Kim Hyun-joo, Park Hee-soon, Park Byung-eun, Ryu Kyung-soo
  • Episodes: 6
The Bequeathed
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A woman inherits a gravesite under mysterious circumstances, just as her family’s history begins to unravel. (Source: The Swoon Netflix).

  1. Aema

  • Network: Netflix
  • Release date: 2024
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama
  • Main cast: Lee Ha-nee, Jin Seon-kyu
  • Episodes: 6
2024 korean drama Aema
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Aema is a fictional comedy K-drama that will showcase the people in Chungmuro who created the movie “Madam Aema” in the early 1980s. The K-drama will showcase the stories of the actresses, producers, and directors of that time before they finalize the movie. (Source: MyDramaList).

Check out Aema’s review

  1. Parasyte: The Grey

  • Network: Netflix
  • Genres: Action, Mystery, Horror, Sci-Fi
  • Main cast: Koo Kyo-hwan, Jeon So-nee, Lee Jung-hyun
  • Episodes: 6
2024 korean drama parasyte: the grey on netflix
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The story depicts parasites that fall from space and begin to kill to gain their own power by controlling the human brain and body by living off human hosts. The story revolves around Jung Soo In, who is infected with a parasite on her hand and starts a strange cohabitation as it fails to steal her brain. Seol Kang Woo chases parasitic water to find his missing sister, and Choi Jun Kyung is the team leader of the parasitic life team ‘The Grey’ and lives only to exterminate the parasitic water after losing her husband to the parasitic water. (Source: Korean = Newsen Media || Translation = MyDramaList). Read more about Parasyte.

  1. Hierarchy

  • Network: Netflix
  • Genres: Mystery, Romance, Youth
  • Episodes: 7
  • Airs: 2024
  • Main cast: Roh Jeong-eui, Lee Chae-min, Kim Jae-won, Ji Hye-won, Lee Won-jung
2024 korean drama hierarchy on netflix
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“Hierarchy” is a passionate high-teen drama full of love and jealousy and tells the stories that unfold at a high school where the top 0.01 percent of students have gathered. (Source: Soompi).

  1. A Shop for Killers

korean drama A Shop For Killers

  • Genres: Action, Drama
  • Network: Disney+
  • Year; 2024
  • Main cast: Lee Dong-wook, Kim Hye-joon
  • Episodes: 8

It tells the story of a girl who loses her parents and is raised by her uncle who runs a shopping mall. (Source: Allkpop) ~~ Adapted from the novel “Sarinjaui Syopingmol” (살인자의 쇼핑몰) by Kang Ji Young (강지영).

Full Review of A Shop For Killers

  1. Red Swan (2024)

  • Genres: Action, Romance, Drama, Melodrama
  • Original Network: Disney+, Hulu
  • Main cast: Kim Ha-neul, Bi Rain
  • Episodes: 10

The story of Wan Soo, who dreamed of a perfect life in the upper class while marrying the heir of the Hwain group, and encounters the secret of the Hwain family when he meets his bodyguard Do Yoon who always stands by his side. (Source: HanCinema).

  1. Pachinko Season 2

  • Genres: Historical, Drama, Melodrama
  • Main cast: Yoon Yuh-jung, Lee Min-ho
  • Year: 2024
  1. Queen Woo

  • Genres: Action, Historical, Melodrama, Political
  • Year: 2024
  • Original Network: TVING
  • Main cast: Jeon Jong-seo, Kim Mu-yeol, Ji Chang-wook, Jung Yoo-mi, Lee Soo-hyuk
Queen Woo 2024 korean drama
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When the king Gogukcheon’s death becomes known to the world, a fierce battle between the tribes begins. ‘Crown a new king!’ within 24 hours. NC-17 political melodramatic action play featuring Lady Woo, the first person in history to become a queen twice! (Source: Andmarq.com).

  1. The Love Story of Choon Hwa

  • Original Network: TVING
  • Genres: Historical, Romance, Drama
  • Main cast: Go Ah-ra, Chang Ryul
Chunhwa love story 2024
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Set in the fictional country of Dongbangguk. Hwa Ri is youngest princess of the royal family. She grew up with an independent mindset. When she reaches the age to marry, she decides to find her husband by herself. She comes out of the palace to meet her suitors. She also tries to find the person who painted her face as the main female character in a series of erotic chunhwa paintings. Meanwhile, Choi Hwan is first on the list of potential husbands for Princess Hwa Ri. He is the wealthiest merchant and possesses a handsome appearance. He looks like a man who enjoys women and money, but he seems to hide a secret. (Source: AsianWiki)

  1. I Openly Dream of Cinderella

  • Original Network: TVING
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance
  • Year: 2024

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A hybrid romantic comedy about a woman who has become a dream of Cinderella due to a difficult reality to escape from. She meets a ‘prince on a white horse’ who doesn’t believe in love, supporting each other through difficulties. (Source: MyDramaList).

More about I Openly Dream of Cinderella 

  1. Pyramid Game

  • Original Network: TVING
  • Genres: Action, Thriller, Mystery, Drama
  • Main cast: WJSN’s Bona, Jung Da-ah, Ryu Da-in, Kang Na-eon, Jung Ha-dam, Shin Seul-ki

    Pyramid Game 2024 korean drama
    Image Source: AsianWiki

Every Thursday afternoon, once a month, students at Sarang High School cast their votes in a popularity poll. The result? A brutal ranking system that determines the entire social hierarchy of the school. After starting at the bottom, can new transfer student Su Ji make her way to the top of the pyramid? Or will she topple the game altogether? (Source: MyDramaList)

  1. Study Group

  • Genres: Action, Thriller, Comedy, Youth
  • Original Network: TVING
  • Year: 2024
Study Group 2024 korean drama
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It follows the life of student Yoon Ga Min, who wants to be good at studying but is only good at fighting, as he forms a study group at the worst school on earth and tells a fierce story about college entrance exams. Yoon Ga Min, who looks like a model student but is a student of Yusung Technical High School, which is one of the worst schools to study at. Although he studies extremely hard, his grades don’t rise in the slightest. Despite all that, Yoon Ga Min sits diligently at his desk with the goal of going to college. However, when his study group friends get bullied, Yoon Ga Min takes off his glasses and school uniform jacket to put his fighting skills to use. Lee Han Kyeong, Yoon Ga Min’s teacher, dreams of seeing the school change for the better. Lee Han Kyeong tutored Yoon Ga Min during her university days and reunites with him when she is appointed as a temporary teacher, holding a secret. (Source: Soompi).

  1. Look at Me

  • Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Medical
  • Network: Wavve
  • Year: 2024
Loot At Me 2024 korean drama
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A medical mystery thriller that traces the truth of the incident of a famous plastic surgeon, who had a reputation as a righteous man, who fell into the abyss after being caught up in an unexpected incident and underwent reconstructive plastic surgery for crime victims. (Source: HanCinema).

  1. Weak Hero Class 2

  • Main cast: Park Ji-hoon, Ryeoun
  • Network: Wavve
  • Genres: Action, Youth, Drama
  • Release year: 2024
Week Hero Class 1 season 2 2024 korean dramaa
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Once the bullies target you, it’s game over. The school is run by tyrants whose favorite hobby is tormenting the weakest kids in class. But then Shi Eun arrived. This mysterious new student threatens to dismantle the established order. He may be small in stature, but his calculative and brutal fighting leaves unsuspecting opponents lying on the floor begging for mercy. Now the school’s toughest bullies have to scramble to take down this new and unusual hero. (Source: webtoons.com).

  1. Hunter with a Scalpel

  • Main cast: Kang Hoon
  • Original Network: jTBC
  • Episodes: 16
  • Release year: 2024
Hunter With A ScalPel Korean drama 2024
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“Hunter with a Scalpel” is an authentic crime thriller with psycho-horror suspense that depicts the past of a prominent female forensic investigator suffering from antisocial personality disorder and the process in which the shadow of the father she killed threatens her honor and life. (Source: Korean = Naver || Translation = MyDramaList).

  1. Everything Will Come True (Season 1)

  • Seasons: 1 | Episodes: 12*
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance | Runtime: TBA
  • Cast: Kim Woo Bin, Bae Suzy
  • Netflix Release date: 2024 (TBA)
  1. Eun Jung and Sang Yeon (Season 1) 

Eun Jung and Sang Yeon’ Season 1
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  • Seasons: 1 | Episodes: TBA
  • Genre: Drama | Runtime: TBA
  • Cast: Kim Go Eun, Park Ji Hyun, Kim Gun Woo
  • Netflix Release Date: 2024 (TBA).