11 Kdrama premiering in December 2022

The final month of the year, the season of celebrating is here. In summary, there are more excitement in the premiere list of Korean dramas this month. From thriller, action, horror, mystery to supernatural. For those who love these genres will enjoy and anticipate the month ahead.

Island Season 1

No. of episodes: 12
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Action, Supernatural
Native title: 아일랜드1
Original network: TVING, Amazon Prime

Premiere: Dec 2022

Starring Kim Nam Gil, Lee Da Hee, Cha Eun Woo, and more. Adapted from the webtoon, Island, written by Yoon In Wan, illustrated by Yang Kyung Il.

The drama is set in Jeju Island, an island wher evil roams freely. Won Mi Ho was banished to Jeju after making a big mistake due to her arrogant and selfish attitude. She met other individuals on the island where they join forces to stay alive.

Unlock My Boss

No. of episodes: 12
Genre: Business, Life, Drama
Native title: 사장님을 잠금해제
Original network: ENA

Premiering: 7 Dec 2022, every Wednesday and Thursday.

Starring Park Sung Woong, Chae Jong Hyeop, and more. The drama is adapted from a webtoon by Park Seong Hyun. The story begins when the 39 year old CEO Kim Seon Ju’s soul trapped in a smartphone after an accident that claimed his life. The phone was then picked up by a 29 year old job seeker, Park In Seong and both of them join forces to find the murderer.


No. of episodes: 6
Genre: Thriller, Action
Native title: 커넥트
Original network: Disney+

Premiere: 7 Dec 2022, Wednesday

Starring Jung Hae In, Go Kyung Po, Kim Hye Joon and more. The drama is adapted from a webtoon by Shin Dae Sung and it is set based on organ hunters.

The Forbidden Marriage

No. of episodes: 12
Genre: Historical, Romance
Native title: 금혼령, 조선 혼인 금지령
Original network: MBC

Premiere: 9 Dec 2022, every Friday and Saturday

Starring Kim Young Dae, Park Joo Hyun, Kim Woo Seok, and more. The drama is adapted from a webtoon by Chun Ji Hye. Set in the Joseon Dynasty, the story of Lee Heon who could not get over the death of his Crown princess for 7 years. The royal family and politicians have been trying to get the now, King Lee Heon to remarry but never been successful.

Work Later, Drink Now Season 2

No. of episodes: 10
Genre: Friendship, Life
Native title: 술꾼도시여자들2
Original network: tvN

Premiere: 9 Dec 2022, every Friday

Starring Lee Soo Bin, Jung Eun Ji, Han Sun Hwa, Choi Si Won and more. After the successful first season, the three best friends are back with the second season.

Alchemy of Souls: Light and Shadow

No. of episodes: 10
Genre: Supernatural, Historical, Action
Native title: 환혼 : 빛과 그림자
Original network: Netflix, tvN

Premiere: 10 Dec 2022, every Saturday and Sunday

Starring Lee Jae Wook, Go Yoon Jung, Hwang Min Hyun, Shin Seung Ho, and more. The sequel begins when Jang Uk returns from the death.


No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Legal, Thriller, Mystery
Native Title: 트롤리
Original network: SBS

Premiere: 19 Dec 2022, every Monday and Tuesday.

Starring Kim Hyun Joo, Park Hee Soon, Kim Mu Yeol and more. The drama is about the story of Kim Hye Joo, a lawmaker’s wife who chose to hide her past. When things got out of hands and the couple’s secret was reveals to the world, they face struggles, dilemma and encounter many other problems along with it.

Interest of Love

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Business, Life
Native title: 사랑의 이해
Original network: JTBC

Premiere: 21 Dec 2022, every Wednesday and Thursday

Starring Moon Ga Young, Yoon Yeon Seok, Geum Sae Rok, Jung Ga Ram and more. The drama is adapted from the novel, Sarangui Ihae by Lee Hyuk Jin. Depicts the life of the employees at Nara Bank’s Yeongpo branch.

The Glory

No. of episodes: 8
Genre: Thriller, Revenge, Melodrama
Native title: 더 글로리
Original network: Netflix

Premiere: Dec 2022

Starring Lee Do Hyun, Song Hye Kyo, Park Sung Hoon and more. The Netflix Original series unfolds a revenge story. Moon Dong Eun was inspired to become an architect had to drop out of high school after suffering from a brutal school violence.

Missing: The Other Side Season 2

No. of episodes: 12
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Native title:
Original network: tvN

Premiere: Dec 2022

Starring Go Soo, Ahn So Hee, Heo Joon Ho, and more. The second season is set in a village, Gongdan where missing deceased stays.

Big Bet

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Gamble, Action, Crime
Native title: 카지노
Original network: Disney+

Premiere: Dec 2022

Starring Choi Min Shik, Son Seok Koo, Lee Dong Hwi, Heo Sung Tae, and more. The drama depicts the life of the casino king who is gambling and taking risk in order to get back into the game.

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