Netflix Original Korean drama And movie Lineup 2024

In 2024, you can expect to encounter enjoyable Korean dramas and movies on Netflix. Specifically, Netflix has not been shy about investing in Korean movies and dramas following the success of “Squid Game“. This year, a slew of diverse and dazzling line-ups, including the highly anticipated “Squid Game Season 2”, have returned as Netflix original Korean dramas and movies. Let’s start with the introduction of four upcoming original films.

Badland Hunters

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The Netflix original korean movie “Badland Hunters“, which was introduced recently, depicts the final battle of those who survive in a world devastated after a major disaster. Sharing the same universe as “Concrete Utopia“, which was released last year and received good reviews, it is also expected to share the same world with the drama “Concrete Market” to be released later. This movie is scheduled to be released next week on January 26.

The Great Flood (Working Title)

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  • Genre: Disaster, SF
  • Director: Kim Byung Woo
  • Cast: Kim Da Mi, Park Hae Soo, and others
  • Release Date: 2024 (TBA)
  • Running time: To be announced

The Netflix original movie “The Great Flood” is a SF disaster blockbuster that depicts a struggle inside an apartment that is being submerged on the last day of Earth covered by a great flood. You can see actress Kim Da Mi, who showed good acting in “The Witch”, and actor Park Hae Soo, who has been busy performing in various Netflix works such as “Squid Game” and “Narco-Saints“.

My Name is Loh Kiwan

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“My Name is Loh Kiwan” is a Netflix original work based on the novel “I Met Loh Kiwan“. It’s a film about the meeting, parting, and love of Loh Kiwan, a North Korean defector who arrives in Belgium holding the last hope of his life, and Marie, a woman who has lost the reason for her life. Loh Kiwan is played by actor Song Joong Ki, who showed great acting in “Reborn Rich“, and Marie is expected to be played by actress Choi Sung Eun.

Officer Black Belt

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  • Genre: Action, Comedy
  • Director: Kim Joo Hwan
  • Cast: Kim Woo Bin, Kim Sung Kyun, and others
  • Release Date: 2024 (TBA)
  • Running time: To be announced

The Netflix original Korean movie “Officer Black Belt” is about the events that take place as Lee Jung Do, who has a combined ninth degree in Taekwondo, Kendo, and Judo, and probation officer Kim Sun Min supervise electronic tag wearers and prevent crimes. As the filming is already completed, it is expected to be available on Netflix soon.

Now, let’s take a look at the Netflix original Korean dramas scheduled to be released in 2024.

The Bequeathed

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The Netflix original drama “The Bequeathed“, which I recommended yesterday, is just one day away from its release date. It tells the story of ominous events unfolding as a small father, forgotten even to exist, dies and leaves behind a bequest. Director Yeon Sang Ho, who directed “Hellbound“, is said to be working with actress Kim Hyun Joo and actor Ryu Kyung Soo for the third time, so it might be worth looking forward to their chemistry.

A KILLER PARADOX

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  • Genre: Thriller, Crime, Detective
  • Director: Lee Chang Hee
  • Screenplay: Kim Da Min
  • Cast: Choi Woo Shik, Son Seok Gu, Lee Hee Joon, and others
  • Release Date: February 9, 2024
  • Episodes: 8 parts

The Netflix drama “A KILLER PARADOX“, based on the webtoon of the same name, tells the story of an ordinary college student who happens to commit a murder and a detective who persistently tracks him down. Director Lee Chang Hee has done a good job of creating a gloomy and tense atmosphere through “Strangers from Hell“, so this work is also highly anticipated.

Parasyte: The Grey

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  • Genre: Horror, Thriller, Noir, Dark Fantasy, Mystery, Gore
  • Director: Yeon Sang Ho
  • Screenplay: Yeon Sang Ho, Ryu Yong Jae
  • Cast: Jeon So Ni, Koo Kyo Hwan, Lee Jung Hyun, and others
  • Release Date: March 2024 (TBA)
  • Episodes: 6 parts

The Japanese manga “Parasyte” is being remade into a live-action Korean drama. The story depicts a confrontation between humans trying to stop unidentified parasitic creatures that fell from space and started to create their own forces by using humans as hosts. Since the original work is so famous, it’s highly anticipated to see how director Yeon Sang Ho, who showed excellent directing in “Train to Busan” and “Hellbound“, has directed this drama.

Alone in the Woods

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  • Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
  • Director: Mo Wan Il
  • Screenplay: Son Ho Young
  • Cast: Kim Yoon Suk, Yoon Kye Sang, Ko Min Si, Lee Jung Eun, and others
  • Release Date: 2024 (TBA)
  • Episodes: 8 parts

The Netflix original Korean drama “Alone in the Woods” is a thriller about a pension owner who struggles to protect his precious life as his daily life begins to crumble due to a suspicious woman who appears at the pension one summer day. The pension owner is played by actor Kim Yoon Suk, who showed great acting in “Escape from Mogadishu“. Also, the screenplay is said to have won an excellence award in the JTBC Rookie Writer Screenplay Contest, so it’s worth looking forward to.

Chicken Nugget

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  • Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Fantasy, Mystery
  • Director: Lee Byung Hun
  • Screenplay: Lee Byung Hun
  • Cast: Ryu Seung Ryong, Ahn Jae Hong, Kim Yoo Jung (special appearance), and others
  • Release Date: 2024 (TBA)
  • Episodes: 12 parts

With a fresh title and subject matter, “Chicken Nugget” is a Netflix original drama based on a work of the same name that won a consolation prize in the Naver Webtoon contest. It’s a comic mystery about a father’s struggle to regain his daughter who has turned into a chicken nugget one day, and a man in unrequited love with her. Interestingly, director Lee Byung Hun and actor Ryu Seung Ryong showed fun directing with chicken in “Extreme Job“, so it’s exciting to see what kind of fun they’ll bring in this work.

The Whirlwind

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  • Genre: Drama, Politics
  • Director: Kim Yong Wan
  • Screenplay: Park Kyung Soo
  • Cast: Seol Kyung Gu, Kim Hee Ae, and others
  • Release Date: 2024 (TBA)
  • Episodes: 12 parts

The Netflix original drama, “The Whirlwind,” depicts the story of a Prime Minister who wishes to root out corrupt power, and the Deputy Prime Minister of Economy who stands against him. Actor Seol Kyung-gu has been cast as the Prime Minister, while actress Kim Hee-ae has been cast as the Deputy Prime Minister of Economy. Seol Kyung-gu and Kim Hee-ae are set to co-star in “A Normal Family,” which is scheduled to release this year, and their chemistry, given the time they’ve spent working together, is highly anticipated.

Hierarchy

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The Netflix original Korean drama, “Hierarchy,” is a series that tells the story of a world governed by the top 0.01%, a minority that maintains order and law, through the establishment of the Jusin Group. The plot thickens when a transfer student with a secret enrolls at Jusin High, causing cracks in their once solid world. The thrilling narrative will delve into various emotions like love, friendship, and revenge. Notably, actor No Jung-ui, who will appear in “Badland Hunters,” which is set to premiere next week, is expected to play the lead role.

The 8 Show

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  • Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Picaresque
  • Director: Han Jae Rim
  • Screenplay: Han Jae Rim
  • Cast: Ryu Jun Yeol, Chun Woo Hee, Park Jung Min, Lee Yeol Eum, Park Hae Joon, Lee Joo Young, Moon Jung Hee, Bae Sung Woo, and others
  • Release Date: 2024 (TBA)
  • Episodes: 8 parts

“The 8 Show” marks the drama debut of director Han Jae-rim, who directed the movies “The Face Reader” and “The King.” It’s an original drama based on the Naver webtoons “Money Game” and “Pie Game,” making it the first work to attempt an adaptation by combining two original works. The plot revolves around eight people who participate in a sweet yet dangerous game where they earn money as time accumulates, all while trapped in a mysterious space. The casting of many talented actors has already raised high expectations for this work.

Squid Game season 2

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Last but not least, we have “Squid Game” Season 2, a series that needs no further introduction. The announcement of the production and casting for Season 2 alone has already caused a significant buzz. Actors Lee Jung-jae, Lee Byung-hun, Gong Yoo, and Wi Ha-joon, who played crucial roles in Season 1, are set to return. Additionally, actors Im Si-wan, Kang Ha-neul, Park Sung-hoon, and Yang Dong-geun have been added to the cast for Season 2. The season, consisting of 6 episodes, is set to be released in the 4th quarter of 2024. With a whopping production budget of around 100 billion KRW, we can expect even more sights to see and more extraordinary games than before.

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