All the K-Dramas You Can Look Forward to Binge-Watching in 2022

Some are renewed for a second season!
by Hanna Tamondong for Cosmo.ph   |  Dec 21, 2021
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As early as now, we can already *predict* that 2022 is going to be another good year for K-dramas! The list is not only long but also diverse—there's at least one series from every genre we can think of. Which only means that we'll spend more time watching them than getting a good night's sleep, LOL. Excited to know the Korean titles that will premiere next year?

Here are *all* the 2022 K-dramas with confirmed cast members

Chaebol Family’s Youngest Son

Who’s in it: Song Joong Ki, Shin Hyun Been, Lee Sung Min

Release date: TBA

What we know so far: Like what the title suggests, the webtoon-based drama Chaebol Family's Youngest Son revolves around rich families (ICYDK, a chaebol is a large conglomerate owned by a clan). Song Joong Ki will play the titular role as a man who was framed and killed, and was reborn to plot revenge. *gasps*

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Song Joong Ki is in talks to star in the revenge drama, Chaebol Family’s Youngest Son
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Taxi Driver 2

Who’s in it: Lee Je Hoon, Esom, Pyo Ye Jin, Kim Eui Sung

Release date: TBA

What we know so far: Another drama adapted from a webtoon, the second season of Taxi Driverwhich, btw, is based on true storieswill give us more chilling crime cases. Kim Do Ki and the Rainbox Taxi crew are back to fight for justice and equality.

Taxi Driver
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All Of Us Are Dead

Who’s in it: Yoon Chan Young, Park Ji Hoo, Choi Yi Hyun

Release date: January 2022

What we know so far: If you love zombie-themed shows, you're going to love this! All Of Us Are Dead is a Netflix original series about a bunch of high school students who were trapped in a school during a zombie apocalypse.

All Of Us Are Dead
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Anna

Who’s in it: Bae Suzy, Jung Eun Chae, Kim Jun Han, Park Ye Young

Release date: TBA

What we know so far: What happens when a white lie changes your entire life? Anna, an eight-episode drama that was originally planned as a movie, will tell the story of a woman who lied and ended up becoming someone else.

Bae Suzy
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39

Who’s in it: Son Ye Jin, Jeon Mi Do, Kim Ji Hyun

Release date: February 2022

What we know so far: One of the highly-anticipated 2022 dramas, 39 is under the slice-of-life genre. It follows the everyday lives of three women of the same age who have been friends since high school. The first poster is already giving us good vibes!

39
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Money Heist

Who's in it: Park Hae Soo, Jeon Jong Seo, Lee Hyun Woo, Kim Ji Hoon, Yoo Ji Tae, Lee Won Jang

Release date: TBA

What we know so far: Will you look at that powerhouse cast! We're already sure that the Korean adaptation of the hit Netflix series is going to be as popular as the OG. In case you're not familiar with the plot, Money Heist is a crime thriller about a group of robbers.

Money Heist Korean remake
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Money Heist Korean remake
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Big Mouth

Who's in it: Lee Jong Suk, Girls' Generation's Yoona

Release date: TBA

What we know so far: Lee Jong Suk will transform into a lawyer named Park Chang Ho and he's often teased by his colleagues for being all talk and no action. Yoona will star opposite him as his wife who's determined to prove that Chang Ho is not a conman.

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Lee Jong Suk and Girl's Generation's Yoona's new K-drama, Big Mouth
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Lee Jong Suk and Girl's Generation's Yoona's new K-drama, Big Mouth
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Beyond The Memory

Who's in it: Shin Ha Kyun, Han Ji Min, Lee Jung Eun, Jung Jin Young

Release date: TBA

What we know so far: Remember the Baeksang award-winning drama Beyond Evil led by Shin Ha Kyun? Well, he's going to lead another series with the word "beyond" in it! Set in a world where forever exists, Beyond The Memory tackles life, death, and everything in between.

Korean celebs who actually dated: Kim Go Eun and Shin Ha Kyun
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Shooting Stars

Who's in it: Lee Sung Kyung, Kim Young Dae

Release date: TBA

What we know so far: We can watch it on iQIYI next year! Shooting Stars is a rom-com about the entertainment industry and will shine the spotlight on those who work behind the scenes. It also shows how a PR manager and a Hallyu star turned from enemies to lovers.

Shooting Stars
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Yumi's Cell 2

Who's in it: Kim Go Eun

Release date: First half of 2022

What we know so far: Ahn Bo Hyun, who played the male lead in the first season, said in an interview that he hasn't received the script yet. And oh, Block B's P.O will make a special cameo in the sequel!

Yumi in Yumi's Cells
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Juvenile Justice

Who's in it: Kim Hye Soo, Kim Moo Yul, Lee Sung Min

Release date: January 2022

What we know so far: According to Netflix, Juvenile Justice is about "a judge who especially dislikes juvenile delinquents, but later realizes the troubles that children face in society and how society is limiting them to not become better."

Netflix's Juvenile Justice
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Dr. Romantic 3

Who's in it: Han Suk Kyu, Ahn Hyo Seop

Release date: TBA

What we know so far: The third season of the crowd favorite Dr. Romantic will begin filming next year! The cast members aren't confirmed yet but we're manifesting Yoo Yeon Seok, Seo Hyun Jin, and Lee Sung Kyung's ~*comeback*~ to Doldam Hospital.

Dr. Romantic will reportedly have a third season
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Eve's Scandal

Who's in it: Seo Ye Ji, Park Byung Eun, Lee Sang Yeob, Yoo Sun

Release date: First half of 2022

What we know so far: Eve's Scandal is about a chaebol's divorce lawsuit worth 2 trillion won (around P85.2 billion) that startled South Korea. It's a melodrama and will be broadcast on tvN.

Seo Ye Ji's controversy
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Lee Sang Yeob
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Crazy Love

Who's in it: Krystal Jung, Kim Jae Wook

Release date: First half of 2022

What we know so far: The iQIYI original drama involves a narcissistic math instructor-slash-CEO with an IQ of 190 and his introverted yet hardworking secretary. Prepare for a *lot* of plot twists because one of them is hounded by a murderer. Omo.

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Soundtrack #1

Who's in it: Han So Hee, Park Hyung Sik

Release date: TBA

What we know so far: Directed by Kim Hee Won, who helmed Vincenzo, this music drama centers on the 20-year-old friendship of two people. Their feelings for each other changed when they started living together for two weeks.

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Han So Hee
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Park Hyung Sik
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Moving

Who's in it: Jo In Sung, Han Hyo Joo, Ryu Seung Ryong, Cha Tae Hyun

Release date: Second half of 2022

What we know so far: It's Jo In Sung's K-drama after eight years! Moving will take us to the world of teenagers with hidden superhuman powers and their interesting backstories. The drama will air on Disney+ and we're hoping the streaming app will be available in the PH soon!

Korean actors who don't have official social media accounts: Jo In Sung
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Han Hyo Joo
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Rookies

Who's in it: Kang Daniel, Chae Soo Bin

Release date: First half of 2022

What we know so far: Another Disney+ K-drama, Rookies marks Kang Daniel's first acting stint! Set in a police university, the coming-of-age series will bring us stories of love and adulting, as shown by two students.

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Rookies
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Why Oh Soo Jae?

Who's in it: Hwang In Yeop, Seo Hyun Jin, Heo Joon Ho

Release date: First half of 2022

What we know so far: Despite achieving her dreams, a ruthless lawyer named Oh Soo Jae still feels empty. When she meets a law student who will do anything for her, Soo Jae's life starts to change. Will it be for the better or worst?

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Hwang In Yeop thanks True Beauty fans
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The Glory

Who's in it: Song Hye Kyo

Release date: 2022

What we know so far: The Glory is the reunion project of Hye Kyo and Descendants Of The Sun screenwriter Kim Eun Sook! It was also reported that Lee Do Hyun is in talks to join the Hallyu queen. The storyline follows Dong Eun, an aspiring architect who dropped out of high school due to bullying. Years after, she plans her vengeance on her perpetrators.

Song Hye Kyo
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Ghost Doctor

Who's in it: Rain, Kim Bum, UEE, Son Na Eun

Release date: January 3, 2022

What we know so far: We can watch it on iQIYI, Viu, and Smart GigaPlay! Ghost Doctor is a medical drama about two doctors with opposing personalities. And since the title has a ~fantasy element~ in it, expect a spirit taking over a body, too!

Suriname

Who's in it: Park Hae Soo, Yoo Yeon Seok, Ha Jung Woo, Hwang Jung Min

Release date: TBA

What we know so far: In search of a Korean drug lord, a businessman finds himself helping the National Intelligence Service in their mission to take him down. Suriname is a Netflix original series.

Suriname
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Island

Who's in it: Kim Nam Gil, Lee Da Hee, Cha Eun Woo, Sung Joo

Release date: First half of 2022

What we know so far: Island circles around Pan, a man cursed to live as an immortal. Along with him is Won Mi Ho, a chaebol's daughter followed by goblins. The two will meet an exorcist priest filled with guilt named John.

Korean actors who've established their entertainment: Kim Nam Gil
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Cha Eun Woo's real name
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Kiss Sixth Sense

Who's in it: Seo Ji Hye, Yoon Kye Sang

Release date: Second quarter of 2022

What we know so far: Unique plot coming through: Ye Sul has the ability to foresee the future every time she kisses someone. After accidentally kissing her boss' neck (yes, you read that right), she had a glimpse of them together in bed.

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Kiss Sixth Sense
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Our Blues

Who's in it: Shin Min Ah, Kim Woo Bin, Lee Byung Hun, Han Ji Min, Cha Seung Won, Lee Jung Eun, Uhm Jung Hwa

Release date: TBA

What we know so far: What a star-studded lineup! Real-life couple Shin Min Ah and Kim Woo Bin will work together in Our Blues, a drama set in Jeju Island. It's Okay, That's Love writer Noh Hee Kyung is in charge of the show's script.

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Shin Min Ah's photoshoot with Jamie Dornan
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Kim Woo Bin
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A Superior Day

Who's in it: Ha Do Kwon, Jin Goo, Lee Won Geun

Release date: First half of 2022

What we know so far: From the TV channel that brought us a string of must-watch thriller and horror dramas, OCN, A Superior Day is based on the webtoon of the same name. It's a story of a man planning the murder of a serial killer who happens to be his neighbor.

Jin Goo
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Twenty Five Twenty One

Who's in it: Nam Joo Hyuk. Kim Tae Ri, WJSN's Bona, Choi Hyun Wook, Lee Joo Myung

Release date: First half of 2022

What we know so far: The romance drama focuses on the love story of two individuals: They first met when they were 22 and 18, and was later on reunited when they were 21 and 25 (hence the title!).

Nam Joo Hyuk and Lee Sung Kyung dating rumors
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Kim Tae Ri
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Dr. Lawyer

Who's in it: So Ji Sub, Im Soo Hyang, Shin Sung Rok

Release date: TBA

What we know so far: Soompi describes Dr. Lawyer as "a heartwarming and cathartic drama about a genius surgeon who becomes a medical malpractice lawyer after losing everything from a fabricated surgery and a prosecutor from the Medical Crimes Department who loses her only family and lover through that surgery."

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So Ji Sub
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Im Soo Hyang
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Insider

Who's in it: Kang Ha Neul, Lee Yoo Young

Release date: First half of 2022

What we know so far: While working as an undercover, a judicial trainee named Kim Yo Ho Han goes through a crisis and ends up behind the bars. He then plots revenge towards those who have betrayed him.

Korean actors who don't have official social media accounts: Kang Ha Neul
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Monstrous

Who's in it: Shin Hyun Been, Goo Kyo Hwan, Kwak Dong Yeon, Nam Da Reum, Kim Ji Young, Park Ho San

Release date: First half of 2022

What we know so far: Directed by Yeon Sang Ho, who also oversaw Train To Busan, Monstrous is a horror drama about a possessed Buddha statue that was discovered by archaeologists.

Netflix's Hunting Dogs: Kwak Dong Yeon
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Goo Kyo Hwan
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Minamdang: Case Note

Who's in it: Seo In Guk, Oh Yeon Seo

Release date: First half of 2022

What we know so far: Mystery and comedy in one drama? We're in! Minamdang: Case Note is adapted from the web novel of the same name and revolves around an ex-profiler who became a shaman.

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Seo In Guk
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Internal Medicine Director Park

Who's in it: Lee Seo Jin

Release date: January 2022

What we know so far: To *fully* portray his character, veteran actor Lee Seo Jin agreed to sport a bold hairstyle for this comedy drama! Internal Medicine Director Park shows how a doctor suffered from hair loss due to stress as he aims to become wealthy.

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Internal Medicine Director Park
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Grid

Who's in it: Seo Kang Joon

Release date: TBA

What we know so far: It's one of Disney+'s K-dramas slated for 2022 and will follow the life of a police investigator and bureaucrat. They try to reveal the truth about a cryptic system that might just save mankind.

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Grid
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Red Heart

Who's in it: Lee Joon, Kang Han Na, Jang Hyuk

Release date: First half of 2022

What we know so far: Sageuk drama fans, this one is for you—Red Heart goes back in time and features a king of Joseon named Lee Tae.

Lee Joon
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Kang Han Na
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Golden Spoon

Who's in it: BTOB’s Yook Sungjae

Release date: Second half of 2022

What we know so far: This will be Yook Sungjae's first K-drama after being discharged from the military! The webtoon-based series will make you ask questions about the meaning of happiness, from the perspective of an unfortunate child.

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Yook Sungjae
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Military Prosecutor Doberman

Who's in it: Ahn Bo Hyun, Jo Bo Ah, Oh Yeon Soo, Kim Young Min, Kim Woo Seok

Release date: TBA

What we know so far: With the military court as its background, Military Prosecutor Doberman is about two prosecutors—one works for the money while the other is after revenge.

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Ahn Bo Hyun
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Jo Bo Ah
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A Business Proposal

Who's in it: Ahn Hyo Seop, Kim Sejeong

Release date: First half of 2022

What we know so far: A Business Proposal takes place in the office wherein an optimistic employee goes on a blind date with...her company's CEO. She tries to hide her identity and ~pretends~ to be a "sexy femme fatale."

Facts about Ahn Hyo Seop
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Kim Sejeong
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Going To You At A Speed Of 493 Km

Who's in it: Park Ju Hyun, Chae Jong Hyeop

Release date: First half of 2022

What we know so far: Finally, a series for sports enthusiasts! Set in the badminton court, two aspiring Olympians join a works team and develop feelings for each other.

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Park Ju Hyun
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Chae Jong Hyeop facts
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Tomorrow

Who's in it: SF9's Rowoon, Kim Hee Sun

Release date: First half of 2022.

What we know so far: "Tomorrow will tell the story of Choi Joon Woong, who gets into an unfortunate accident while struggling to find a job. As a result, he crosses paths with grim reapers Goo Ryun and Lim Ryoong Goo, who work together to save the lives of those who are contemplating suicide, and he winds up joining their team in the underworld as their youngest member." (via Soompi)

Rowoon
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Those Who Read Hearts Of Evil

Who's in it: Kim Nam Gil, Jin Suk Kyu

Release date: January 14, 2022.

What we know so far: An SBS drama adapted from a book, Those Who Read Hearts Of Evil is about a criminal profiler who tries to decode the hearts and intentions of murderers.

Those Who Read Hearts Of Evil
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Cruel Story Of Office Romance

Who's in it: Song Kang, Park Min Young, Girl's Day's Yura, Yoon Park

Release date: TBA

What we know so far: A K-drama about meteorologists, anyone? Song Kang and Park Min Young will play the role of weather forecast workers who, despite their different personalities, find comfort in each other.

Korean actors and their childhood dreams: Song Kang
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Korean celebrities who were born in the same year
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Link

Who's in it: Moon Ga Young, Yeo Jin Goo

Release date: First half of 2022

What we know so far: Link is centered on Eun Gye Hoon, a man who built his own restaurant in the same place where his twin sister disappeared 20 years ago. One day, he finds himself brimming with so much emotion—where he randomly cries and laughs—which are the feelings experienced by a girl named Noh Da Hyun.

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Moon Ga Young
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Korean celebrities who were born in the same year
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Again My Life

Who's in it: Lee Joon Gi, Kim Ji Eun

Release date: April 2022

What we know so far: A prosecutor gets a second chance in serving justice after his plan of bringing down an enemy falls through. Again My Life is adapted from a novel that was also published as a webtoon.

Korean celebs who actually dated: Lee Joon Gi and Jeon Ye Bin
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Which 2022 K-dramas are you excited to watch? Let us know in the comment section!

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