New Netflix K-Dramas We’re Excited For In 2022

K-dramas have always had an impressive level of popularity, but 2021 took them to new heights with shows like Squid Game that got so many people talking online. The survival drama gave existing K-drama fans something fresh and new to enjoy, while also drawing in new viewers.

Netflix is home to many of these popular dramas, including the horror series, Hellbound, and sci-fi show, The Silent Sea. The 2022 K-drama lineup also has some promising new titles, spanning across the many different genres that viewers have come to love, including the popular rom-com shows and those that lean more towards horror and gore.

10 Glitch

The comedy thriller, Glitch, kicks off with the disappearance of Hong Ji Hyo’s boyfriend, following a mysterious flash of light. In her search for her partner, she approaches members of the UFO community to help her solve the mystery of his disappearance and bring him back.

The exact release date hasn’t been confirmed for Glitch, but so far the cast is known to include Jeon Yeo Bin, Nana, Lee Dong Hwi, Ryu Kyung Soo, and Baek Joo Hee.

9 Money Heist

The wildly popular Netflix show, Money Heist, recently wrapped up its fifth season, but that is by no means the end of the show. Thanks to the Korean remake of the same name, viewers can get a little more of the iconic heisters in action, with a twist.

Netflix set the release of the drama in 2022 with 12 episodes for the first season, following a story similar to the original. However, since most K-dramas only have 1 season, it’s unclear how much of the original 5-season long story the remake will adapt. A few K-dramas with more than 1 season have proven successful, so if the remake is popular, viewers might get more of it. One interesting casting choice for the remake is Park Hae-soo (who played Cho Sang-woo in Squid Game) as Berlin.


8 All Of Us Are Dead

Zombie apocalypses have always drawn viewers in, including some popular K-dramas and movies that feature the fascinating undead phenomenon. This includes Train to Busan, #Alive, and Kingdom, each with a uniqueness that sheds a different light on a storyline that would otherwise be common and monotonous.

The newest addition to the zombie genre is All of Us Are Dead, set for release in January 2022. The 8 episode long season is an adaptation of a popular webtoon, Now At Our School, and tells the story of a group of high-school students stuck at school in the midst of a zombie virus outbreak.

7 Suriname

In Suriname, the National Intelligence Service attempts to apprehend a drug lord operating out of a country of the same name with the help of an ordinary entrepreneur. Although he initially planned to make a fortune, he instead falls deeper into the world of crime he’s working to dismantle.

The season is set to have 6 episodes and is based on a true story, with similar undertones to the hit series, Narcos. One of the most impressive things about the show is the star-studded cast, including Park Hae Soo, Hwang Jung Min, Ha Jung Woo, Jo Woo Jin, and Yoo Yeon Seok.

6 Juvenile Justice

In Juvenile Justice, Kim Hye Soo plays a judge ruling over juvenile crimes she was once a victim of in her youth. Her past experience leaves her with contempt towards juveniles and each case she comes across shifts her perspective.

In addition to Kim Hye Soo in the leading role, the drama’s cast also includes Kim Mu Yeol, Lee Jung Eun, and Lee Sung Min. The K-drama is set for release in January 2022 on Netflix, joining a number of popular legal K-dramas such as Suits and Law School. 

5 Remarriage & Desires

Matchmaking is the dominant theme in the upcoming K-drama, Remarriage & Desires. The exclusive agency called Rex caters to upper members of society, making them very attractive matches for others looking to upgrade their social status through marriage to the elite.

The upcoming season will have 8 episodes and the cast consists of Kim Hee-seon, Lee Hyun-wook, Cha Ji-yeon, Jung Eugene, and Park Hoon. Although there isn’t much information released about the show for now, the premise promises to be intriguing as members compete for the best matches.

4 The Sound Of Magic

When Yoon Ah Yi’s parents abandon her and her younger sister in The Sound of Magic, she steps up to take care of both of them by finding a part-time job and studying diligently. Despite juggling work, school, and her parental responsibilities to her sister, Yoon Ah Yi is one of the best students at her school.

Her one wish is to speed up time so she can grow up and have a stable job and income. An encounter with a magician leads her to share her wish and her life is never the same again. The K-drama has fantastical elements that may appeal to fans of similar dramas like Goblin, combined with a touching story of two sisters.

3 Queen Of The Scene

Queen of the Scene is a story about a popular writer, Kim Ma Ri (Gong Hyo Jin), known for the shocking and twisted plots in her stories. The biggest twist for her was when she got trapped in one of her works and had to find a way to get back to the real world.

The plot shares a few similarities with W: Two Worlds Apart so it’s nothing new, but could bring something fun and unique to the storyline as Kim Ma Ri goes through absurd scenarios in her attempts to escape back to reality.

2 A Model Family

On the surface, Dong-ha and Eun-ju seem like any other ordinary family. However, Dong-ha is on the verge of bankruptcy and entertaining thoughts of divorcing his wife, while Eun-ju hides a big secret. When Dong-ha stumbles on a car full of money and gets mixed up with Gwang-cheol, the second-in-command of a drug organization, things take a drastic turn.

The cast of A Model Family includes Jung Woo, Park Hee-soon, Yoon Jin-seo, and Park Ji-yeon. One of the exciting things about the upcoming drama is the chance to see Park Hee-soon in another villain role following a similar one as Mu-jin in My Name. 

1 Our Blues

Our Blues is a romantic drama, with most of the plot based on the island of Jeju where some go to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, while others go in search of their soulmates. The cast includes some familiar faces like Lee Byung Hun (Squid Game’s Frontman), as well as Shim Min Ah, Cha Seung Won, Lee Jung Eun, Kim Woo Bin, Han Ji Min, and Uhm Jung Hwa.

Romantic K-dramas are among some of the most popular in the genre and with this impressive cast, Our Blues may join the ranks of top faves like Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha. According to WhatsOnNetflix, the drama will consist of 20 episodes, each with a run time of 40 minutes.

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