2021 was a huge year for K-drama, with some big releases propelling Korean shows into the mainstream. More and more people are now giving Korean dramas a shot, as they bring something different to screens with their unique storylines, acting, and themes of the shows. 2022 is showing no sign of stopping either, and here are IGN India’s picks of upcoming K-dramas from this year that should be on your watch list.
Anna stars Bae Suzy who will play Yu-Mi, a mysterious woman who lives two different lives. She ends up living under a new name due to a small lie that she made up. Suzy said that she took up this role to show a new side of herself to the people.
Anna releases on June 24, 2022.
Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area
Money Heist concluded after five seasons and was consistently one of the top performing shows on Netflix. A South Korean version of the show will now serve as a spinoff to the main series, where the Professor will lead a gang of thieves to pull off the next biggest heist.
Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area releases on June 24, 2022.
Minamdang: Case Note is about a fraudster who used to be a criminal profiler. He uses his café to run a scam as a fortune teller. Seo In-guk and Oh Yeon-seo will be the leads in the show with Yeon-seo playing the role of a detective who will likely investigate the café.
Café Minamdang releases on June 27.
Adapted from a webtoon, Island stars Le Da-Hee who will play Won Mi-ho, the heiress to Daehan Group, a large conglomerate. opposite Kim Nam-gil and Cha Eun-woo. Despite being the heiress, she is sent to Jeju Island as a punishment due to her spoiled nature. There, she works as a high school ethics teacher and finds out there’s more than meets the eye on the island.
Island will release sometime in 2022.
Jeon Yeo-been of Vincenzo fame will return to Netflix in Glitch, as Hong Ji-hyo a woman who is searching for her missing boyfriend who disappeared one night in a flash of unknown lights. She seeks the help of UFO enthusiasts to find out the reasons behind this mystery.
Glitch will release sometime in 2022.