For Kdrama fans, the upcoming year will be full of treats thanks to a slew of new Korean dramas in 2021. Some of the Korean dramas originally scheduled to air in 2020 had their filming schedules interrupted to our dismay, but the good news is that we’ll finally get to watch these new Korean dramas in 2021. 2020 was undoubtedly a great year for K-dramas, from Crash Landing On You to Record Of Youth. And 2021 looks just as exciting, with some great storylines and our favourite ships coming to life.
To hype you up for next year, here are 7 new Korean dramas airing in 2021 that will keep you entertained as you go through a brand new year.
TOP 7 Kdrama Releasing in 2021
7) The Sea Of Tranquility
Sci-fi fans will rejoice for this drama. Set in the future when Earth is facing apocalyptic scarcity of food and water. Yoon Jae is a soldier for the space agency. He is selected for a team, including Ji An, to travel to the moon. Their mission is to retrieve a mysterious sample from an abandoned research station.
GENRE: Thriller, Mystery, Horror, Drama, Sci-Fic.
Gong Yoo as Han Yoon-jae (Main Role)
Bae Doona as Doctor Song Ji-an (Main Role)
Lee Joon as Captain Ryoo Tae-seok (Main Role)
Heo Sung-tae as Kim Jae-sun (Supporting Role)
Lee Moo-saeng as Gong Soo-hyuk (Supporting Role)
Yun Ai is a high school girl who lives with her young sister alone because their father is always running away from creditors and their mother left them.
One day she chases a 10,000-won bill (worth less than 10USD) and ends up in an abandoned amusement park. There, she runs into a magician who is rumored to be crazy. Then, the magician asks Ai a question.
Genre: Life, Drama.
Ji Chang Wook as Lee Eul. (Main Role)
Hwang In Yeop as Na Il Deung. (Main Role)
Choi Sung Eun as Yoon Ai (Main Role)
Nam Da Reum as Lee Eul (Supporting Role)
Building on the success of web-dramas like Love Playlist, KBS is preparing this new drama titled Dear M, hoping to capture a similar audience. Bringing together Park Hye-Soo and NCT’s Jaehyun, as well as other successful cast members, there’s no shortage of familiar faces. The drama will focus on students navigating their life in University after a mysterious message on the campus bulletin sends the school reeling.
Genre: Friendship, Youth, Drama, School, Romance.
Park Hye Soo as Ma Joo Ah (Main Role)
Jeong Jae Hyun as Cha Min Ho (Main Role)
4) Monthly House
“Monthly House” is a home-searching romance story about a man who buys houses and a woman who lives in one. It follows the diverse stories of the editors of a home magazine. Yoo Ja Sung is the CEO of a real estate investment company and magazine company Monthly House who went from rags to riches. By studying during the day, working as a restaurant part-timer and a designated driver at night, and working at construction sites during the weekends, Yoo Ja Sung cut down on his sleep time to self-study real estate, eventually becoming an investment expert and wealthy man owning property worth tens of billions of won (tens of millions of dollars) in real estate. However, when he runs into Na Young Won, the two will begin an unexpected romance.
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Jung So-Min as Na Young Won (Main Role)
Kim Ji Suk as Yoo Ja Sung (Main Role)
The story of students attending a specialized high school and pursuing their own dreams rather than go off to college. It will delve into how these students learn about love, friendship, the things they like versus the things they’re good at, and growing up in an intense environment. Do Bin is a hardworking student who takes on work and school at the same time and achieves his dream job after learning about love and friendship.
Cast- Kim Yo-Han
Genre- School, Youth ,Comedy, Drama
Meet the two fearless men willing to go to extreme lengths in their pursuit of a serial killer that has shaken up their quiet city: Lee Dong Sik, a once capable detective, is now demoted to perform menial tasks at the Manyang Police Substation. Just as he is beginning to settle into a peaceful life, his new superior, Detective Han Joo Won, is transferred in. Joo Won is an elite detective whose father is the star candidate for the National Police Agency’s next chief. Despite his admirable qualities and high social standing, Joo Won harbors a long-held secret.
When a string of gruesome killings occurs, a pattern takes shape that is oddly reminiscent of some cold serial-murder cases from 20 years prior. Dong Sik and Joo Won team up, vowing to stop this vicious culprit in his tracks. As their investigation proceeds, they are forced to look far deeper than what the evidence suggests, questioning the culpability of all those surrounding the case, including their own.
Cast- Sin Ha-Gyun, Yeo Jin-gu, Choi Seung-Eun
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Drama
1) Jiri Mountain
Set in Mount Jiri, the story of Cliffhanger is centered around a group of rangers and other employees of the Jirisan National Park on a mission to rescue lost trekkers and survivors. There is a mystery surrounding the unexplored regions of Mount Jiri and its many visitors, left for the rescue crew to unravel. Seo Yi Kang is the park’s top ranger who has vast experience in navigating Mount Jiri National Park, making her knowledgeable when it comes to tracking down lost individuals. She later becomes Kang Hyun Jo’s partner and confidante. Kang Hyun Jo is a rookie national park ranger and Seo Yi Kang’s partner. He is a military academy graduate, an ex-lieutenant who experienced a horrific incident on Mount Jiri which led him to become a ranger. Additionally, he has a deep secret.
Jung Goo Young is a practical ranger who has the belief in taking care of himself before others. A person who uses up all his vacation days and leaves work on the dot, leaving right before dismissal.
Jo Dae Jin is the head of the Haedong Branch Office in Mount Jiri National Park. He has been a ranger half of his life, hence the nickname “Mount Jiri Man”. He is a simple, honest man who is fully committed to his job and takes responsibility for his junior rangers.
Jun Ji-Hyun as Seo Yi Kang (Main Role)
Ju Ji-Hoon as Kang Hyun Jo (Main Role)
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Drama