From crime thrillers to romantic comedies, here are eight Korean dramas confirmed to be released in October 2023.
1. The Deal — October 6
Adapted from Woonam20‘s webtoon, The Deal is a crime thriller about two young men who kidnap their friend for a ₩10 billion KRW ($7.5 million USD) ransom.
2. Strong Girl Nam Soon — October 7
The K-Drama is a spin-off of the popular drama Strong Girl Bong Soon, with Nam Soon being a cousin of the previous main character, Do Bong Soon. After going missing in Mongolia as a child and inheriting superhuman strength, Nam Soon returns to Korea in search of her parents.
3. A Good Day to Be a Dog — October 11
Starring ASTRO‘s Cha Eunwoo, Park Gyu Young, and Lee Hyun Woo, the webtoon adaptation follows a female teacher with an unusual family curse. Making her love life complicated, she turns into a dog whenever she’s kissed.
4. Evilive — October 14
Actor Shin Ha Kyun takes on the role of a struggling lawyer who finds cases by visiting prisoners. He ends up taking the case of an evil criminal who brings out his hidden dark side.
5. Doona! — October 20
Starring Suzy, Doona! is a romantic comedy about a college student who’s living next door to a famous K-Pop idol who recently announced her retirement.
A college student navigates life and school while dealing with a unique predicament—he’s living with a beautiful former K-pop idol.
6. Castaway Diva — October 21
Growing up on an island, a young girl dreamed of becoming a singer and set out for Seoul to make it come true. Along the way, she gets stuck on a deserted island for fifteen years before being rescued. Castaway Diva follows her adjustment to the unfamiliar world.
7. Moon in the Day — October 25
Moon in the Day is a fantasy romance that begins when a top male star gets into a car accident while filming an advertisement. He’s saved by a female firefighter but becomes possessed by an angry spirit—a nobleman from the Silla period who was murdered by his wife.
8. Perfect Marriage Revenge — October 28
Adapted from a webtoon, the K-Drama is centered around a woman in a loveless marriage who discovers that her husband is in love with her younger sister. When she decides to take action, a car accident seemingly ends her life. In Perfect Marriage Revenge, she’s transported back in time and given the chance to get revenge by marrying a wealthy heir.
Although promotional images and teasers haven’t been released, The Third Marriage and The Wedding Battle are slated for release on October 23 and October 30, respectively.