PICK: New K-Dramas Coming to Netflix in 2023

Edited by Hong Hyun Jung
Translated by Yu Jin Kim

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Korean dramas on Netflix didn’t exactly live up to their hype in 2022. Although some series, such as All of Us Are Dead and Juvenile Justice, received some excellent reviews, many of them, including Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Areamajorly flopped despite their all-star cast. Will there be a rebound from last year’s slump? Numerous shows, including D.P.Sweet Home and The Gloryare coming back with new seasons this year. So without further ado, let’s take a look at 16 new Netflix drama series that are currently under production.

Love to Hate You (2/10)
Love to Hate You
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Starring: Kim Ok Bin, Yoo Teo, Kim Ji Hoon, Go Won Hee

Synopsis: Love to Hate You is a romantic comedy that follows the dynamic love story between a woman who hates to lose to a man and a man who doesn’t trust women.

Hunting Dogs (Releasing in the second quarter of 2023)
Hunting Dogs
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Starring: Woo Do Hwan, Lee Sang Yi, Park Sung Woong, Huh Joon Ho, Jung Da Eun

Synopsis: Hunting Dogs tells the story of three young men who step into a world of loan sharks and become entangled in a dangerously powerful force.

Celebrity (Releasing in the second quarter of 2023)
Celebrity netflix
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Starring: Park Gyu Young, Kang Min Hyuk, Lee Chung Ah, Lee Dong Gun, Jeon Hyo Seong

Synopsis: Celebrity tells a story about a woman named Seo Ah Ri, whose life turns upside down after entering the world of celebrities, and those who are thrown into chaos after getting involved with her.

QUEENMAKER (Releasing in the second quarter of 2023)
QUEENMAKER
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Starring: Kim Hee Ae, Moon So Ri

Synopsis: QUEENMAKER tells a story about a woman named Hwang Do Hee, an expert in the consulting field who hopes to make a labor rights lawyer named Hwang Do Hee the next Mayor of Seoul.

Black Knight (Releasing in the second quarter of 2023)
Black Knight
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Starring: Kim Woo Bin, Esom, Song Seung Heon, Kang Yoo Seok

Synopsis: Black Knight is set in the year 2071, where humans are unable to survive on a polluted Earth without the help of oxygen masks. For procuring daily supplies, people turn to Knights, a group of specialized delivery drivers. The story follows a delivery man who goes by “5-8” and a refugee named Sa Wol, who aspires to join the ranks of the delivery workers.

A Time Called You (Releasing in the third quarter of 2023)
A Time Called You
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Starring: Ahn Hyo Seop, Jeon Yeo Bin, Kang Hoon

Synopsis: A Time Called You is a Korean remake of the hit Taiwanese drama series Someday or One Day, and it tells the story of a girl named Jun Hee who misses her boyfriend who passed away one year ago. One day, she travels back in time to 1998 and meets Si Heon who looks just like her late boyfriend.

Song of the Bandits (Releasing in the third quarter of 2023)
Song of the Bandits
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Starring: Kim Nam Gil, Seohyun, Yoo Chae Myung, Lee Hyun Wook, Lee Ho Jung

Synopsis: Song of the Bandits is a period action drama that revolves around those who gather in Gando for their own reasons and band together to protect their homes during the Japanese colonial era.

Mask Girl (Releasing in the third quarter of 2023)
Mask Girl
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Starring: Go Hyun Jung, Nana, Ahn Jae Hong, Yeon Hye Ran

Synopsis: Mask Girl tells a story about an ordinary businesswoman named Kim Mo Mi, who is insecure about her appearance. She gets involved in a shocking case while working as a video streamer with her face covered with a mask.

Gyeongseong Creature (Releasing in the fourth quarter of 2023)
Gyeongseong Creature
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Starring: Park Seo Jun, Han So Hee, Soo Hyun, Wi Ha Jun

Synopsis: Set in the turbulent year of 1945, Gyeongseong Creature follows individuals going up against monstrous creatures that were born out of human greed in the city of Gyeongseong.

Doona! (Releasing in the fourth quarter of 2023)
Doona!
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Starring: Suzy, Yang Se Jong

Synopsis: Doona! is about an ex-idol named Lee Doo Na and a college freshman named Lee Won Joon who end up living together in a shared housing.

Daily Dose of Sunshine (Releasing in the fourth quarter of 2023)
Daily Dose of Sunshine
Daily Dose of Sunshine

Starring: Park Bo Young, Yeon Woo Jin, Jang Dong Yoon, Lee Jung Eun

Synopsis: Daily Dose of Sunshine is a story about a rookie nurse named Da Eun, who starts working at a psychiatric hospital, and the people she comes across there.

Goodbye Earth (Releasing in the fourth quarter of 2023)
Goodbye Earth
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Starring: Ahn Eun Jin, Yoo Ah In, Jeon Seong Woo, Kim Yoon Hye

Synopsis: Goodbye Earth follows the story of people living during the last 200 days until an asteroid collides with planet Earth.

Parasyte: The Grey (TBA)
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Credit: Management SOOP, Namoo Actors, Pine Tree Enterainment

Starring: Jeon So Nee, Koo Kyo Hwan, Lee Jung Hyun

Synopsis: Parasyte: The Grey is about a group of humans waging war against the rising evil of unidentified parasitic life forms that live off of human hosts and strive to grow their power.

The Bequeathed (TBA)
new korean drama 2023 netflix
Credit: IOK Company, SALT Entertainment, C-JeS Entertainment, Studio Santa Claus Entertainment

Starring: Kim Hyun Joo, Park Hee Soon, Park Byung Eun, Ryu Kyung Soo

Synopsis: The Bequeathed revolves around a woman who inherits land upon the death of her uncle and finds herself mired in a series of tragic events that unravel her family’s deep secrets.

Chicken Nugget (TBA)
new korean drama 2023 netflix
Credit: Netflix, management mmm, awesome.ent

Starring: Ryu Seung Yong, Ahn Jae Hong, Kim Yoo Jung (making a cameo appearance)

Synopsis: Chicken Nugget is a comedy mystery series that revolves around a girl named Min Ah, who accidentally turns into a chicken nugget by using a mysterious machine. Her father and an intern who has a crush on her try to turn her back into human form, only to discover some dark secrets along the way.

Murder DIEary (TBA)
new korean drama 2023 netflix
CreditL Management SOOP, Marie Claire, CGV ARTHOUSE

Starring: Choi Woo Sik, Son Suk Ku, Lee Hee Jun

Synopsis: Murder DIEary tells the story of a detective who chases after an ordinary man who accidentally becomes a serial killer.

 

Edited Hong Hyun Jung: I am a K-content guide who publishes various articles for people to enjoy Korean movies and dramas deeper and richer. I’ll introduce you to the works that you can laugh, cry and sympathize with.

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