9 Upcoming K-Dramas To Anticipate in September 2022

K-drama has got you covered whether you’re in the mood for a warm, homey series to binge watch with your pet or if you’re in the mood for a frigid, tragic series to keep you up at night. It has ingrained a variety of genres. If you’re an avid K-drama fan (and FOMO) like us, be sure to check out our compiled list of anticipated shows that will be releasing in September!

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1. Little Women (3rd September, 2022)

The upcoming K-drama series Little Women starring Kim Go-eun, Wi Ha-joon, Nam Ji-hyun and Park Ji-hu and directed by the infamous Kim Hee-won (‘Vincenzo’, ‘Soundtrack 1’, ‘The Crowned Clown’ etc), is a South Korean take on a famous novel. The series is based on the classic novel ‘Little Women’ written by Louisa May Alcott. The plot revolves around three poor sisters who do whatever it takes to compete with Korea’s richest family. This TV series is set to premiere on 3rd September on Netflix.

Fun-fact: Kim Go-eun and Wi Ha-joon were both spotted filming some scenes in Singapore back in June and July, where familiar attractions such as Marina Bay Sands and The Fullerton Hotel were featured in the official drama trailer.

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2. The Law Café (5th September, 2022)

The Law Café is a South Korean television series that is set to release on 5th September, running every Monday and Tuesday on KBS2. It depicts the story a former prosecutor, Kim Jeong-Ho (Lee Seung Gi), who is currently working as a building owner. Kim Yu Ri (Lee Se Young) is an attorney who fights against injustice of any type. Based on the popular web novel ‘Love According to the Law’, the story follows the events happening in law firm that also runs a café. This drama is also available to stream on Viu, same day as Korea.

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3. Once Upon a Small Town (5th September, 2022)

In Seoul, Han Ji Yool (Choo Yeong-woo) is a veterinarian. He receives a call from his grandfather one day. Although his grandfather makes no explicit reference, his voice seems grave. Han Ji Yool makes the decision to travel to Heedong Village, where his grandfather owns a veterinary practice. There, he runs into police officer Ahn Ja Young (Joy). It turns out that his grandfather is traveling around Europe, hence, Han Ji Yool is required to run the veterinary office for a period of six months while he is gone, according to a message his grandfather left. This 12-episode series will air on KakaoTV from 5th September onwards.

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4. Narco-Saints (9th September, 2022)

The narrative of Jo Bong-Haeng, who oversaw a sizable drug smuggling operation in Suriname, is the basis for the Narco-Saints script, based on a true story. In the nation of Suriname in South America, Kang In-Gu (Ha Jung-woo) launches his company. He finds himself in a predicament where he must work alongside the South Korean NIS to apprehend Jeon Yo-Hwan (Hwang Jung-min). He is regarded as a drug lord that operates his drug trafficking business out of Suriname.

Jo Woo-jin, Yoo Yeon-seok, Park Hae-soo, and Choo Ja-hyun were added to the cast in addition to Ha Jung-woo and Hwang Jung-min, who were already earlier confirmed for the major roles. The series is set to release 9th September on Netflix.

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5. Mental Coach Jegal (12th September, 2022)

Jegal Gil (Jung Woo) competed for the national taekwondo team, but he provoked a revolutionary conflict that resulted in his expulsion. As a mental coach for the national team, Jegal Gil now joins the athletes’ village. Cha Ga-Eul (Lee Yoo-mi), a short-track racing skater is one of the athletes with whom he starts working. She took home the gold at the global championships, but she is presently struggling. She seldom displays her feelings to other people.

Mental Coach Jegal will be replacing ‘Poong, The Joseon Psychiatrist’ in the Monday and Tuesday 22:30 time slot on tvN. The drama will debut on 12th September.

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6. Blind (16th September, 2022)

Three people—Ryu Sung Joon (Taecyeon), Ryu Sung Hoon (Ha Seok-jin), and Jo Eun Ki (Jung Eun-ji)—become entangled in a case of serial killings in which the victims are jury members. These three people look for answers regarding the deaths. Ryu Sung Joon is a dedicated detective at work. He is constantly driven to bring the wicked ones to justice. His arrest record consistently ranks among the highest for investigators thanks to his tenacity. The drama Blind is set to premiere on tvN from 16th September.

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7. Love In Contract (21st September, 2022)

An assistance service that ‘lends’ people to single persons in need of companions to accompany them to events for wedded couples and high school reunions is the subject of this K-drama, Love In Contract. The plot follows Choi Sang-eun (Park Min-young), a contract marriage master who finds herself entangled in a love triangle with her clients, Jung Ji-ho (Go Kyung-pyo) and Kang Hae-jin (Kim Jae-young), who are both in a marriage contract with her. This rom-com series will premiere on tvN on 21st September.

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8. The Golden Spoon (23rd September, 2022)

Would you choose an affluent life over a poor but loving family? Seung Cheon (Yook Sung-jae) believes it is a no-brainer when he obtains a miraculous spoon that enables him to trade lives with his wealthy best buddy. Seung Cheon must choose between his two alternative futures since he only has three opportunities to modify his choice. However, life-altering decisions are usually accompanied by uncertainty. Titled The Golden Spoon, this drama is set to debut on MBC on 23rd September.

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9. One Dollar Lawyer (23rd September, 2022)

Cheon Ji-hoon (Namgoong Min) is one of the most skilled attorneys but he charges only 1,000 won for his service. He only takes on cases against the rich and powerful that engage expensive lawyers to escape the law,  helping clients who either cannot afford to fight against the privileged, or do not have any connections.

Baek Ma-ri (Kim Ji-eun) is a graduate of the Judicial Research and Training Institute. She currently works as a prosecutor’s assistant, but her smooth life is changed after encountering Cheon Ji-hoon along the way. This drama will mark a reunion for both Namgoong Min and Kim Ji-eun since starring together in The Veil (2021). One Dollar Lawyer is scheduled to premiere on SBS this coming 23rd September.


The above premiere dates are correct as of the time of writing and they may be subjected to further broadcasting changes.

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