Let’s kick off the new year by checking out the dramas to premiere in the first month of the year!

For currently showing dramas, check out our list of 7 Upcoming Korean Dramas to Premiere in December 2018.


The Crowned Clown

  • January 7
  • Historical / Romance / Melodrama
  • Starring Yeo Jin-goo, Lee Se-young, and more
  • The drama adaptation of “Masquerade” (2012), a historical period film starring Lee Byung-heon. Yeo Jin-goo acts the dual roles as King Lee Heon and the clown who looks identical to the king.


My Lawyer, Mr, Jo Season 2

  • January 7
  • Drama / Legal / Comedy
  • Starring Park Shin-yang, Go Hyun-jung, and more
  • Once a successful prosecutor, Jo Deul-ho gets to lose everything he’s achieved when he reports corruption in the prosecutor’s office. The story unfolds as he is given a second chance as a lawyer for the people.


Spring Turns to Spring

  • January 23
  • Fantasy / Comedy
  • Starring Lee Yoo-ri, Uhm Ji-won, Lee Jong Hyuk, and more
  • An ambitious anchorwoman and a devoted former actress housewife get to live new lives as their souls witch bodies.



  • January 25
  • Thriller / Fantasy / Historical
  • Starring Ju Ji-hoon, Bae Doona, Ryu Seung-ryong, and more
  • The fantasy zombie drama set in Joseon Dynasty, Kingdom illustrates how the prince of the kingdom tries to find the mysterious cause of an epidemic that’s spreading across the country.


Romance Is a Bonus Book

  • January 26
  • Romantic Comedy
  • Starring Lee Na-young, Lee Jong-suk, and more
  • The drama follows the lives, relationship, and romantic developments of people who work at a publishing company.


Touch Your Heart

  • Premiere date TBA
  • Romantic Comedy
  • Starring Lee Dong-wook, Yoo In-na, and more
  • A top-class actress and a perfectionist lawyer develop a romantic relationship as the actress gets to work for a law firm for a personal reason. The drama is much anticipated by many as the “Guardian” sub-couples are reuniting as the leads.


By Heewon Kim