10 Korean Series, Films, And Reality Shows That Will Premiere On Netflix This 2021 – 2022

TUDUM! Netflix went all out to bring the biggest virtual fan event to the world. Fans were at the edge of their seats with all the exciting announcements at the TUDUM global fan event, from returning shows to previews of new titles coming up.

Viewers from all over the world have a lot of fresh, new Korean content to look forward to including series, films, variety programs, and a dating reality show. View the amazing lineup below!


My Name

My Name is a Netflix series that tells the tale of Jiwoo who joins a crime ring to find her father’s killer. She ends up taking on a new name and identity in order to join the police undercover, which leads her to discover the cruel truth. Director Kim Jin-min who was praised for his excellent directing of Extracurricular, takes on the noir genre through his next series My Name. With realistic and gritty scenes, My Name is a new type of action noir that brings the characters’ emotions to life and depicts raw action. Furthermore, a great ensemble cast is found in Han So-hee, Park Hee-soon, Ahn Bo-hyun, Kim Sang-ho, Lee Hak-ju, and Jang Yull.

Starring: Han So-hee, Park Hee-soon, Ahn Bo-hyun, Kim Sang-ho, Lee Hak-ju, Jang Yull et al.

Directed by: Kim Jin-min 

Global Premiere Date: October 15, 2021


Hellbound features supernatural beings suddenly appearing and condemning people to hell. In the midst of the chaos, a religious group called The New Truth gains prominence and influence while others seek the truth behind the supernatural events. Described as “your next must-binge Netflix series from Korea” following its screening at the 46th Toronto International Film Festival, Hellbound is receiving worldwide attention and has also been invited to the 26th Busan International Film Festival as well as the 65th BFI London Film Festival.The unique and thought-provoking series about condemnations to hell taking place in the middle of Seoul, is based on a webtoon of the same name. Director Yeon Sang-ho and writer Choi Gyu-seok created the webtoon and reunited to work together on the series as well. There’s also an all-star cast starring Yoo Ah-in, Kim Hyun-joo, Park Jeong-min, Won Jin-a, Yang Ik-june, Kim Do-yoon, Kim Shin-rock, Ryu Kyung-soo, and Lee Re.

Directed by: Yeon Sang-ho

Starring: Yoo Ah-in, Kim Hyun-joo, Park Jeong-min, Won Jin-a, Yang Ik-june, Kim Do-yoon, Kim Shin-rock, Ryu Kyung-soo, Lee Re et al.

Global Premiere Date: November 2021

The Silent Sea

Set in 2075 when Earth is undergoing desertification, The Silent Sea is the story of the members of a special team sent to secure a mysterious sample from an abandoned research facility on the moon. The series is adapted from Director Choi Hang-yong’s short film The Sea of Tranquility which received much attention at the 2014 Mise-en-scène Short Film Festival.  Director Choi Hang-yong leads the series with the script being written by Park Eun-kyo of Mother which won Best Screenplay at the 29th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards. Actor Jung Woo-sung is the executive producer and the main leads are Bae Doona and Gong Yoo. A suspenseful story about survival on the moon is in store.

Starring: Bae Doona, Gong Yoo et al.

Directed by: Choi Hang-yong

Global Premiere Date: December 2021

Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice deals with a judge who especially dislikes juvenile delinquents, but later realizes the troubles that children face in society and how society is limiting them to not become better. Director Hong Jong-chan who directed Live Up to Your Name, Dear My Friends, and Life, sends a message about juvenile delinquency and social neglect through this new series. Talented actors Kim Hye-soo, Kim Moo-yul, Lee Sung-min, and Lee Jung-eun will act as associate and head judges at youth court, portraying the everyday lives and concerns of judges. Kim Hye-soo portrays elite judge Sim Eun-seok who is astute and cool-headed. Kim Moo-yul portrays judge Cha Tae-ju who is warm-hearted toward the youth offenders. Lee Sung-min portrays head judge Kang Won-jung who is ambitious and experiences conflict between reality and idealism. Lee Jung-eun portrays another head judge named Na Geun-hui. Juvenile Justice is produced by Gill Pictures (Stove League), and co-produced by GTist (Hotel Del Luna). 

Starring: Kim Hye-soo, Kim Moo-yul, Lee Sung-min, Lee Jung-eun et al.

Directed by: Hong Jong-chan

Global Premiere Date: January 2022

All Of Us Are Dead

All of Us Are Dead is about a group of high school students who are faced with an extreme crisis when they become trapped in their school, while a zombie virus spreads like a wildfire. It’s based on the chart-topping Korean webtoon called Now at Our School (literal translation of its Korean title). Director Lee JQ of dramas Beethoven Virus, Damo: The Legendary Police Woman, and the film Intimate Strangers, directs the series with screenwriter Cheon Sung-il of L.U.C.A.: The Beginning writing the script. Rising actors Yoon Chan-young, Park Ji-hoo, Cho Yi-hyun, Lomon, and Yoo In-soo make up the promising cast.

Starring: Yoon Chan-young, Park Ji-hoo, Cho Yi-hyun, Lomon, Yoo In-soo et al.

Directed by: Lee JQ, Kim Nam-su

Global Premiere Date: January 2022


Moral Sense

Moral Sense is a film about a woman named Jung Ji-woo who leads a racy romance by engaging in a “special” relationship with her co-worker Jung Ji-hoo after she accidentally learns about his secret peculiarities. Director Park Hyun-jin of Lovers of Six Years and Like for Likes, brings a new type of fun romance through Moral Sense, writing the screenplay and directing the film herself. Seohyun, who has proven her acting range through Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, Time, and Private Lives, will transform into Jung Ji-woo, a character who is cold and blunt on the outside but has a warm heart and charm unlike anyone else. Performing outstandingly across an array of genres in D.P., the musical Swag Age: Shout, Chosun!, and Please Don’t Date Him, rising star Lee Jun-young will play the role of Jung Ji-hoo, a man with unusual tastes.  Lee Jun-young will add vibrancy and excitement in the role as his character’s charm and figure, adored by his female co-workers, hide his secret and unique taste. The pair will show how their differences result in a special romance through their exciting chemistry.

Starring: Seohyun, Lee Jun-young

Directed by: Park Hyun-jin

Global Premiere Date: February 2022

Unscripted Reality

Paik’s Spirit

In Paik’s Spirit, Paik Jong-won will sit down with Korea’s top celebrities and professionals for dining and drinking, and exchange intriguing and heartwarming stories of drinking and life. Paik is well known for his gift of gab and charming manner that has delighted Korean audiences for years. As Korea’s top restaurateur and F&B entrepreneur, Paik Jong-won is loved by audiences from his shows Home Food Rescue and Street Food Fighter. Paik’s Spirit will provide viewers a unique introduction to Korean traditional liquor, food, and culture. Soju, along with commercial and craft beer, rice wines, and other traditional liquors will be featured. Furthermore, sincere stories from individuals working in different fields will share heartfelt and sincere stories.

Starring: Paik Jong-won

Directed by: Park Hee-yeon, Lee Eun-kyung, Kwak Chung-a, and Lee Jong-hyuk

Global Premiere Date: October 1, 2021

New World

New World is a new type of variety show that sets up a utopia-esque simulation where unexpected events, survival missions, competitions, and twists take place. Six entertainers are invited to this new world: Lee Seung-gi who is talented in acting, singing, and variety. Eun Ji-won who is a beloved member of shows like 2 Days & 1 Night and New Journey to the West. Kim Hee-chul who is a talented emcee and a cast member of Men on a Mission and The Iron Squad. Cho Bo-ah who received much love for her acting in Tale of the Nine Tailed. Park Na-rae who greeted global viewers as a successful entertainer through Netflix stand-up show Park Na-rae: Glamour Warning. Kai who is a member of the popular K-pop group EXO and a verified variety scenestealer through his memorable appearance on Men on a Mission. These multi-talented members will show off fun team dynamics through New World.

Starring: Lee Seung-gi, Eun Ji-won, Kim Hee-chul, Cho Bo-ah, Park Na-rae, Kai (EXO)

Directed by: Cho Hyo-jin, Go Min-seok

Global Premiere Date: November 2021

The Hungry and the Hairy

Kim Tae-ho’s new unscripted series The Hungry and the Hairy stars RAIN (Jihoon Jung) as “the Hungry” and Ro Hong-chul as “the Hairy” in a motorbike road trip adventure. Both celebs share a love for motorbikes which sparked their friendship. The Hungry and the Hairy will show off their real friend chemistry while showing their very different fashion senses and travel styles. Viewers can live vicariously through them and admire beautiful sights, enjoy delicious food, and experience healing. Musician Lee Sang-soon contributes as the music director, providing  music that perfectly matches the marvelous views to delight our eyes and ears. The Hungry and the Hairy will satisfy the five senses along with a lot of fun and many laughs.

Single’s Inferno

Single’s Inferno is a dating reality show that traps 10 men and women on an island described as the hottest kind of hell. The participants must hide their age, occupation, educational background, and various qualifications as they search for a partner. With a set-up that allows them to solely focus on each other, it’ll be a heart-fluttering process as we see what the participants go through. Director Kim Jae-won of Traveler and Just Comedy, director Kim Na-hyun of Don’t Be the First One, and writer Ji Hyun-sook of the third season of 2 Days & 1 Night and Unexpected Business, will be bringing viewers Single’s Inferno. Single’s Inferno will be a dating show that combines the hotness of Too Hot to Handle, the impartiality of Love Is Blind, and the romanticness of Terrace House, for an electrifying and heart-pounding experience.

Directed by: Kim Jae-won, Kim Na-hyun

Global Premiere Date: December 2021

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