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Money Heist Korean remake and 9 promising Korean dramas to come out on Netflix in 2022

2021 has been a successful year for Korean TV series, but 2022 is expected to be even more exciting. 

2021 ends with back-to-back releases of successful Korean series such as Hellbound, My Name and Squid Game, all of which have received positive reviews from the viewers around the world. In 2022, more blockbusters are getting introduced by Korean producers, including the zombie series All Of Us Are Dead in January and the legal drama Juvenile Justice the following month. So let’s take a look at 10 outstanding dramas that will be released next year!

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Remarriage & Desires

Remarriage & Desires is a story about ambitious people who wish to “upgrade” their self-worth and social status by getting married or remarried to people coming from elite backgrounds through a special matchmaking agency.

Remarriage & Desires

In the drama, Kim Hee Sun will play Seo Hye Seung, a middle-class housewife who has lost everything in one incident. Lee Hyun Wook will play Lee Hyung Ju, a young businessman who is looking for an upper-class wife who can support his work.

From the unique yet compelling title and storyline, the drama is expected to capture the attention of the audience and deliver twists and turns like the hit marriage-themed series such as The World of the Married and Mine.

The Sound Of Magic

The Sound Of Magic depicts the story of Yoon Ah Yi, a high school girl who matures too soon, and Rieul, an odd magician who wants to live forever in the form of a child. 

The Sound Of Magic
The Sound Of Magic

The Sound of Music is the live-action version of the famous webtoon written by Ha Il Kwon. Ji Chang Wook will play Rieul, a magician living in an abandoned amusement park. Choi Sung Eun will play Yoon Ah Yi, a girl who suddenly has to go through uncanny events after encountering the odd magician. Hwang In Yeop will also join the drama as a criminal genius – Na Il Deung, who cannot communicate well with others.

In 2021, there have been many successful webtoon-based dramas like True Beauty. Therefore, the viewers are excited for this new romantic series led by Ji Chang Wook to be released next year.

La casa de papel

La casa de papel is the Korean remake of Netflix’s hit Spanish crime drama Money Heist. The series will follow a group of individuals with different personalities and abilities who plan to carry out a heist on a huge scale.

La casa de papel
La casa de papel

Yoo Ji Tae will play the Professor, Kim Yoon Jin will transform into the captain of the Hostage Rescue Team, Jeon Jong Seo will play Tokyo, Park Hae Soo will play Berlin, Kim Ji Hoon will portray Denver, Jang Yoon Joo will take on the role Nairobi, Lee Hyun Woo will be Rio, Lee Won Jong will play Moscow, and finally Park Myung Hoon is selected to become the Director of the Treasury of Korea. With such a famous and talented cast, the Korean version of Money Heist is absolutely worth looking forward to. 

Glitch

Glitch is a story about the normal life of a girl named Hong Ji Hyo who later has to find her missing boyfriend, with the help of the members of a UFO enthusiast club.

Glitch
Glitch

As the latest work of the writer Jin Han Sae, who wrote the script for Extracurricular, the drama is expected by viewers all over Asia to become a hit like Extracurricular did.  Jeon Ye Bin, after her hugely successful role in “Vincenzo,” will play the role of Hong Ji Hyo, who is desperately searching for her missing boyfriend.  Lee Dong Hwi will play the role of Hong Ji Hyo‘s boyfriend, and Nana is her best friend who will always be there to help Ji Hyo find her boyfriend.

Somebody

Somebody is about a murder that happened related to an app named ‘Somebody.’ A series of strange events happen to the app developer and her friends. A mysterious person named Yun Oh was also affected.

Somebody

Featuring an “all-star” cast with a unique plot, the drama is expected to sweep the awards next year.  Kim Young Kwang plays architectural designer Yun Oh.  Rookie actress Kang Hae Rim will take on the role of ‘Somebody‘ developer named Sum. Kim Soo Yeon and Kim Yong Ji will play the developer’s friend and a police officer on the investigation team.

Love To Hate You

Love To Hate You is a romantic comedy revolving around two people who no longer believe in love due to broken relationships in the past.  However, they will realize true love after meeting and gradually understanding each other better.  In this drama, Kim Ok Vin will play Yeo Mi Ran, a lawyer who believes that money is the only thing that makes people happy in this harsh world.  Yoo Teo takes on the role of Nam Kang Ho, a top actor who is often called the “master of romance” but hates dating.

Love To Hate You

The Fabulous

The Fabulous is a drama about the habits, passions, romance and friendship of young men and women who have overcome the rigors of the fashion industry yet still love their craft.

The drama will mainly revolve around the lives of people who have to struggle to survive in this industry.  SHINee’s Minho and Chae Soo Bin will be starring in the drama together, with Minho playing a freelancer who doesn’t mind work or love.  Chae Soo Bin plays a PR agency employee who aspires to work in the fashion industry.

The Fabulous
The Fabulous

Model Family

Model Family is a story about a man who is embroiled in the drug trade, he has experienced a failed marriage along with the risk of bankruptcy of his company.  For him, the huge amount of money that this deal brought in seemed like the only way.

Model Family
Model Family

Jung Woo will play Dong Ha in this drama, a man who is the breadwinner of an ordinary family who becomes involved in illegal business dealings. Following the success of My Name, Park Hee Soon takes on a similar role as Gwang Cheol, who manipulates Dong Ha to do whatever he wants.

Suriname

Suriname
Suriname

Based on a true story, Suriname is the story of an ordinary businessman.  But then he decided to risk his life to participate in the secret mission of government agents to track down the Korean gangster group operating in a mysterious country called Suriname.

Ha Jung Woo will play the role of Kang In Gu, who goes to Suriname on business but ends up getting on the wrong path.  Hwang Jung Min plays Jeon Yo Hwan, who manipulates Suriname to their will.  Park Hae Soo, Jo Woo Jin, and Yoo Yeon Seok will play supporting roles in the drama.

Queenmaker

Queenmaker is a story about the President’s advisor whose hidden plan is to help a labor rights lawyer become the mayor of Seoul.

Queenmaker
Queenmaker

In this upcoming production, many people are expecting to see the chemistry between Kim Hee Ae and Moon So Ri. Kim Hee Ae takes on the role of Hwang Do Hee, the leader of the Strategic Planning Office at a corporation, who is always trying to solve any difficult situations the company encounters.  Moon So Ri plays human rights lawyer Oh Seung Sook, who always stands with the underprivileged and strives to make the world a better place.

With this list of next year’s new drama, viewers will surely feel “shocked” because of Netflix’s high quality scripts. After a successful year of the Korean film industry, let’s wait for the next masterpieces to be released in Korea, because those masterpieces will certainly not disappoint you.

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