K-dramas releasing in the second half of 2024 (June to December) we can't wait to watch (2024)

Following the global popularity of Korean titles like the Netflix hit Queen of Tears and the tvN series Lovely Runner, the K-entertainment industry is all set with their upcoming list of K-dramas releasing in the second half of 2024. From the zombie horror K-drama All of Us Are Dead season 2 to the action thriller Gangnam B-side, these new titles will keep you glued to your screens.

Leading the list is the global hit K-drama seriesSweet Home, which is all set to return with its third instalment. One of the best and highly anticipated upcoming K-dramas of 2024, Sweet Home season 3 will once again see ‘son of Netflix’ Song Kang fighting off monsters as the powerful protagonist Cha Hyun-soo. Since the premiere of its first season in 2020, Sweet Home has been a worldwide phenomenon. So much so that season 1 was viewed by over 22 million subscribers worldwide in the first four weeks of its release. Following this, season 2 reached greater heights of success in 2023. However, season 3 is presumed to break all previous records and merge on top. Described as the “grand finale” by Netflix, Sweet Home 3 is all set to premiere worldwide on 19 July 2024.

Meanwhile, Bae Suzy will be seen drawing star power to the romance drama All The Love You Wish For. A Lee Byeong-heon directorial, All The Love You Wish For tops the list of most anticipated upcoming Netflix romance K-drama shows to release in the second half of 2024. The series also marks the on-screen reunion of Bae Suzy and Heirs starKim Woo-bin after eight years, the actor duo’s last project being the 2016 hit Uncontrollably Fond.

Lest we forget the Lee Min-ho starrer Pachinko, which is returning with season 2 on Apple TV Plus in 2024. One of the best period Korean dramas to look forward to in August 2024, the upcoming second instalment of Pachinko will focus on protagonist Sunja (played by Kim Min-ah), her Korean immigrant family’s life across four generations after the Japanese colonisation, and her encounter with a Zainichi Korean merchant (Lee).

These upcoming K-drama titles will keep you hooked in the second half of 2024

Jump To / Table of Contents

  • Good Partner - 12 July
  • Sweet Home season 3 - 19 July
  • DNA Lover - 17 August
  • Pachinko season 2 - 23 August
  • All The Love You Wish For - TBA
  • The Trunk - TBA
  • Gangnam B-Side - TBA
  • Ask the Stars - TBA
  • Unmasked -TBA
  • All of Us Are Dead season 2 -TBA
  • Squid Game season 2 -TBA
  • The Tyrant -TBA

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Good Partner - 12 July

Directed by: Kim Ga-ram

Cast: Jang Na-ra, Nam Ji-hyun, Kim Joon-han

Episodes: 16

Synopsis: Cha Eun-kyung (Jang) is a veteran divorce lawyer at the prestigious South Korean law firm Daejung. What happens when a crisis hits her married life, and she realises that this time, she has to deal with her own potential divorce?

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Sweet Home season 3 - 19 July

Directed by: Lee Eung-bok

Cast: Song Kang, Go Min-si, Lee Jin-wook

Episodes: TBA

Synopsis: After fighting off mysterious creatures in the first two seasons, Cha Hyun-soo (Song) and the other survivors of the Green Home apartment find their safety compromised once again. Will Hyun-soo be able to fight off his inner demons? Will the group be able to take on a monster-dominated world?

About the show: This apocalyptic horror K-drama is a webtoon adaptation of the same name by Kim Carnby and Hwang Young-chan.

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DNA Lover - 17 August

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Directed by: Sung Chi-wook

Cast: Choi Si-won, Lee Tae-hwan, Jung In-sun

Episodes: TBA

Synopsis: Genetic researcher Han So-jin’s (Jung) breaks up with her playboy boyfriend when he cheats on her. Later, before getting into another relationship, So-jin makes sure she chooses a genetically compatible partner, as she believes that good genes ensure the best qualities. Over time, she comes across two capable matches, gynaecologist Yeon Woo (Choi) and firefighter Kang Hoon (Lee). Who between the duo will So-jin choose?

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Pachinko season 2 - 23 August

Directed by: Leanne Welham, Arvin Chen, and Sang-il Lee.

Cast: Lee Min-ho, Kim Min-ah, Jin Ha, Anna Sawai

Episodes: 8

Synopsis: Brave young woman Sunja (Kim) and her Korean immigrant family build a new home in Japan after the Japanese colonisation. The story follows Sunja across four generations, as she hustles hard every day to keep herself and her family afloat. However, when she crosses paths with Koh Hansu (Lee), a Zainichi Korean merchant, chaos ensues.

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All The Love You Wish For - TBA

Directed by: Lee Byeong-hun

Cast: Bae Suzy, Kim Woo-bin

Episodes: 12

Synopsis: A powerful Genie (Kim) is released from his lamp when the cold-hearted Ga-young (Bae) asks him to fulfil her three wishes. What Ga-young is unaware of is that once the wishes are granted, they can either bring her good luck or punish her for her sins.

Read more: All details about the K-drama All The Love You Wish For

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The Trunk - TBA

Directed by: Kim Kyu-tae

Cast: Seo Hyun-jin, Gong Yoo, Jung Yun-ha

Episodes: 8

Synopsis: Noh In-ji (Seo) works for a fixed-term marriage service agency that arranges dream spouses for its clients. Han Jeong-won (Gong) is a music producer who firmly believes that all marriages lead to deceit. What happens when a mysterious trunk leads to the two opposites crossing paths with each other?

About the show: This 2024 Gong Yoo starrer K-drama is an adaptation of the 2022 novel of the same name by C.M. Castillo.

(Image credit: Netflix)

Directed by: Park Noo-ri

Cast: Jo Woo-jin, Ji Chang-wook

Episodes: TBA

Synopsis: Yoon Gil-ho (Ji) is a powerful broker who holds control and oversees all the work over Gangnam. One day, he comes across pariah detective Kang Dong-woo (Jo), who is looking for his daughter’s missing friend. Soon, circ*mstances force him to help Dong-woo in his mission, even at the cost of his life.

About the show: This is Ji Chang-wook’s latest collaboration with Disney Plus after the hit 2023 K-drama The Worst Of Evil.

(Image credit: Disney Plus)

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Ask the Stars - TBA

Directed by: Park Shin-woo

Cast: Lee Min-ho, Gong Hyo-jin

Episodes: TBA

Synopsis: Eve Kim (Gong) is a Korean-American astronaut working at a space station. Gong Ryong (Lee) is a tourist who happens to visit the station. When he comes across Eve, he is instantly smitten. Will the latter reciprocate Ryong’s feelings?

(Image credit: Lee Min-ho/Gong Hyo-jin/Instagram)

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Unmasked -TBA

Directed by: You Sun-dong

Cast: Kim Hye-soo, Jung Sung-il, Lee Hye-soo

Episodes: TBA

Synopsis: A group of investigative journalists find their careers at risk after publishing a controversial story. In order to save their jobs, they must solve the missing person case of a popular actor who disappeared without a trace 20 years ago.

(Image credit: Disney Plus)

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All of Us Are Dead season 2 -TBA

Directed by: Lee Jae-kyu

Cast: Cho Yi-hyun, Park Ji-hu, Yoon Chan-young, Lomon

Episodes: TBA

Synopsis: Season 1 ended with multiple infected individuals, including protagonist Nam-ra (Cho), learning to preserve their humanity and getting accustomed to their heightened senses and strength. Season two will focus on Nam-ra’s new journey as a hybrid, all the while being hunted by humans.

About the show: One of the most popular zombie K-drama sequels to watch out for in 2024, All of Us Are Dead season 2 is based on the Naver webtoon of the same name, created by Joo Dong-geun.

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Squid Game season 2 -TBA

Directed by: Hwang Dong-hyuk

Cast: Lee Jung-jae, Wi Ha-joon

Episodes: TBA

Synopsis: Season one ended with one of the 456 competitors surviving. In season 2, Seong Gi-hun (Lee), who made it out alive, finds himself getting tempted to rejoin the life-threatening game after seeing someone else being recruited.

Read more: Squid Game season 2: Plot, cast, new characters and other details.

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The Tyrant -TBA

Directed by: Park Hoon Jung

Cast: Kim Seon-ho, Kim Kang-woo, Jo Yoon-su

Episodes: 4

Synopsis: The confidential South Korean government project Tyrant is known to enhance human abilities. However, its safety is jeopardised when the US intelligence agencies discover its power. When South Korea is about to hand over the bioweapon to the US, Tyrant gets stolen. This leads to skilled agents from both countries embarking on a mission to recover it.

(Image credit: Disney Plus)

Read more: The Tyrant: Everything to know about the 2024 K-drama

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What K-dramas are coming in 2024?

Some of the K-dramas of 2024 are All The Love You Wish For, Ask The Stars, The Trunk, Squid Game season 2, All of Us Are Dead Season 2 and Pachinko season 2.

What K-dramas should you watch next in 2024?

Some of the upcoming K-dramas to watch in 2024 are Ask The Stars, Red Swan, The Trunk, All the Love You Wish For, Queen of Tears, The Love Story of Choon Hwa and Marry My Husband.

Note:

The information in this article is accurate as of the date of publication.

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