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15 New Exciting Kdramas Releasing In December 2021

December 2021 kdrama

To make kdrama fans’ year-end more exciting, we have brought 15 new upcoming December 2021 kdramas! Finally, we are getting closer to the end of 2021. But you may question how to conclude this year in a special way? Well, the answer is pretty simple, by making a new watchlist! Because this December is bringing some of the amazing kdramas that we have been waiting for since the beginning of the year, such as Our Beloved Summer, Tracer, Snowdrop, etc. Each drama delivers a unique storyline, creating our watchlist more interesting. From trailer, poster, all upcoming dramas seem to fill our weekdays with their intricate plotline and prominent casting!

Some dramas were supposed to release early, but due to various reasons, they were postponed. Ultimately, they are releasing soon. Besides amazing stories, casting is another thing that attracts viewers! For example, BLACKPINK’s Jisoo in Snowdrop, Gong Yoo in The Silent Sea, the upcoming chaotic duo Lee Dong Wook and Wi Ha Joon in Bad and Crazy, etc. The following kdramas have already dropped exciting teasers and intricate posters, drawing viewers to them. Therefore, we have prepared a list of 15 upcoming December 2021 kdramas that you should not miss on! So get ready to make a new watchlist because this year-end will be a blast of action, thriller with fantasy romance coming along!

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User Not Found

Release Date: 3 December 2021

A new high school romantic drama is on the way with its beautiful casting to steal your heart! User Not Found is a romantic story of two high school girls who happen to share the same name, Yoo Min Jae. An opportunity comes with transferring to a new school. However, both decide to transfer at the same time. The girls forge a secret contract to swap identities to use this opportunity to turn their lives around. On the other side, our male lead, Shi Yi Joon, is the most popular student at his high school. Even though Yi Joon appears to be tough and aloof on the outside, in reality, he is a big softie on the inside. Such a gentle soul is he since he is far from getting involved in fights with others. Yi Joon even has a hard time expressing no to other people.

Another exciting thing is CIX’s Bae Jin Young has starred in it. It will be his first drama, and thus it is exciting to see how he will deliver his character. Besides Bae Jin Young, Shi So Hyun from The Moment the Heart Shines and new actress Han Ye Ji are joining. How can we skip the kdrama when the visual of it has already caught our hearts? User Not Found is a high school friendship romance web series coming December 2021 to flutter your heart!

  • Starring: Bae Jin Young, Shi So Hyun & Han Ye Ji
  • Episodes: 10
  • Airs On: Friday, Saturday
  • Watch On: KOK TV, Rakuten Viki

Our Beloved Summer

Release Date: 6 December 2021

Here comes another romantic kdrama, Our Beloved Summer, to turn your freezing December 2021 into dazzling summer! The drama reveals the complex feelings of a couple that parted ways, saying, it was an awful time with you, and thus let’s just never meet again! But then again, all break-ups do not end love stories that easily. Years later, the documentary they filmed together in high school unexpectedly gained attention. Thus, once again, they are forcibly brought together in front of the camera.

December 2021 kdrama

Our Beloved Summer

Besides the main pair Choi Woong and Gook Yeon Soo, the drama will introduce two other main leads, Kim Ji Woong and Top Idol NJ. The kdrama has starred such a beautiful cast like Choi Woo Shik from Ho Goo’s Love, Kim Da Mi from Itaewon Class, Roh Jeong Eui from 18 Again, and Kim Sung Chul from Do You Like Brahms? etc. So let’s wait for heart-thumping summer with Our Beloved Summer releasing in December 2021!

  • Starring: Choi Woo Shik, Kim Da Mi, Kim Sung Chul & Roh Jeong Eui
  • Episodes: 16
  • Airs On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Watch On: SBS, Netflix

Artificial City

Release Date: 8 December 2021

Finally, a thriller psychological drama, Artificial City, has made it on the upcoming December kdrama 2021 list! From the title itself, we can guess how intricate the story is going to be. The drama revolves around a big conglomerate, Sung Jin Group, that holds the reins of the financial and political worlds in South Korea. The chaebol group also owns an art museum named ‘Space Jin.’ It follows the tale of Yoon Jae Hee and Kim Sang Woo. Yoo Jae Hee is a second daughter-in-law of Sung Jin Group and is in charge of the museum. She despises poverty to the point, she abandoned her long-time lover and married an illegitimate son of Sung Jin Group, Kim Sang Woo.

However, the story does not end here! When greed and hunger for power take over the humanity begin to disappear. To acquire such power, Yoo Jae Hee even fights against Sung Jin Group and makes her the husband of the president of the country with the help of the future Public Prosecutor General. Meanwhile, Kim Sang Woo appears as if he does not possess any ambition but inside, like a wicked mastermind, he waits for the day when he can have control! It will be thrilling to watch Park Soo Ae from Mask and Kim Kang Woo from Missing Noir N together on the screen with their charismatic performances. It seems Artificial City will ignite December 2021 with its intense psychological thriller!

  • Starring: Park Soo Ae & Kim Kang Woo
  • Episodes: 20
  • Airs On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Watch On: JTBC

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Uncle

Release Date: 11 December 2021

The upcoming December kdrama list is bringing something fresh with Jirisan’s ranger transforming into an ajeossi! The drama follows Joon Hyeok, an unpopular musician whose life has hit rock bottom. Joon Hyeok had broken off his relationship with Joon Hee, his older sister. Suddenly her son appears before him. Min Ji Hoo, his nephew, has developed Obsessive Compulsive Disorder after his mother legally separated from his stepfather. And thus, Hoo Hyeok takes his nephew under his winds and looks after him.

December 2021 kdrama

Uncle

The Korean drama Uncle is based on the BBC’s sitcom of the same title. To warm your heart with their adorable uncle-nephew relationship, Oh Jung Se from It’s Okay to Not Be Okay and Lee Kyung Hoon from Happy Children, coming this December 2021! So don’t forget to mark the date and welcome the adorable uncle-nephew duo.

  • Starring: Oh Jung Se, Lee Kyung Hoon, Jeon Hye Jin, Park Sun Young, Lee Sang Woo & Hwang Woo Seul Hye
  • Episodes: 16
  • Airs On: Saturday, Sunday
  • Watch On: TV Chosun, Rakuten Viki

Taejong Yi Bang Won

Release Date: 11 December 2021

To make your December filled with the beauty of history, the historical drama Taejong Yi Bang Won is coming soon! The kdrama is set in the Joseon dynasty that sheds new light on the historical figure of Lee Bang Won. It narrates the tale of the third king of Joseon from a new viewpoint, revealing how the leader becomes the founder of the nation rising from ashes!

The drama welcomes various experienced cast members to execute such a hidden gem that will enlighten another face of history in today’s modern days! We will see Joo Sang Wook from Birth of a Beauty, Park Jin Hee from Oh My Geum Bi, Ye Jin Won from My Wife’s Having an Affair this Week, etc. Thus, the upcoming Taejong Yi Bang Win kdrama is leading its way in December 2021.

  • Starring: Joo Sang Wook, Kim Yeong Cheol, Park Jin Hee & Ye Jin Won
  • Episodes: 32
  • Airs On: Saturday, Sunday
  • Watch On: KBS1

Love Twist

Release Date: 13 December 2021

While making December 2021 kdrama list, how can we forget one of the most anticipated makjang Love Twist? The drama focuses on three families and their inner relationships. It describes a sweet family love tale of parents and children which is twisted because of a lie. How will all three families withstand the reality when the lies uncover before everyone?

December 2021 kdrama

Love Twist

Love Twist will be an exciting makjang featuring T-ara’s Hahm Eun Jung, Kim Jin Yeop from High Class, Jang Se Hyun from The King’s Affection, and Son Sung Yoon from My Roommate Is a Gumiho. To watch such interesting leads coming together, viewers should look forward to Love Twist!

  • Starring: Hahm Eun Jung, Kim Jin Yeop, Jang Se Hyun, Son Sung Yoon, Yoon Do Hoon & Shim Hye Jin
  • Episodes: 100
  • Airs On: Monday To Friday
  • Watch On: KBS2

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The World Of My 17 (Season 2)

Release Date: 15 December 2021

Finally, The World of My 17 is returning with its brand new season! Like the first season, the second season also focuses on the realistic story of 17-year-old high school students and their growing sweet-bitter friendships. In the web series, we will see the former IZ*ZONE’s member Choi Ye Na as Oh Na Ri, who will find herself in the middle of the tangled web of love and friendship that she thought would last forever while working on her future dreams. The kdrama has also starred Lee Won Jung as Kwon Seung Ha, class president and Oh Na Ri’s close friend but begins to fall for her.

The World Of My 17 (Season 2)

The World Of My 17

Besides the two, The World of My 17 Season 2 is also welcoming Yoo Seon Ho, Weekly’s Jihan, former JBJ’s member Viini Han Chae Kyung, and Hwang Bo Reum Byeol. The upcoming season is introducing full of heart fluttering and sweet tales of 17-year-old students who will embark on a new journey this December 2021!

  • Starring: Choi Ye Na, Lee Won Jung, Hwang Bo Reum Byeol, Jihan & Han Chae Kyung
  • Watch On: Naver TV Cast, vLive, tvN D STUDIO

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Bad And Crazy

Release Date: 17 December 2021

Here comes one of the most anticipated kdrama of 2021 action thriller, Bad and Crazy! It is a superhero drama revolving around Ryu Soo Yeol and K. It shows Soo Yeol is a competent police officer with shady ethics. He is willing to do anything to reach success. Because of his ambitious personality, Soo Yeol quickly climbs the ladder of promotion. In his smooth successful life, havoc appears in the name of K. Unlike Ryu Soo Yeol, K is a righteous but crazy person who talks with fists when it comes to facing injustice. There is also a police lieutenant, Lee Hee Kyun, who works at the drug squad at the Mooui Police Department. Just like K, she is also honest and enthusiastic at her job!

Bad and Crazy is an action thriller fantasy mystery that will narrate the story of the detectives who fight against police corruption in other own ‘bad & crazy’ style! Not to mention, the kdrama features Lee Dong Wook from Goblin, Wi Ha Joon from Squid Game, and Han Ji Eun from Lovestruck in the City as main leads! Who is going to skip it when we have such a fabulous casting? Mark the date to watch the action trio in the upcoming Bad and Crazy December 2021 kdrama.

  • Starring: Lee Dong Wook, Wi Ha Joon & Han Ji Eun
  • Episodes: 12
  • Airs On: Friday, Saturday
  • Watch On: tvN, iQIYI

Snowdrop

Release Date: 18 December 2021

Making a list of new kdrama of December 2021 and skipping Snowdrop? No, not possible! Snowdrop has been the talk of the town since the announcement of its casting. Finally, we will see BLACKPINK’s Jisoo and Jung Hae In on the screen with their beautiful chemistry! The drama is set against the backdrop of the 1987 Democracy Moment. It follows Im Soo Ho and Eun Young Ro, who are students at a prestigious university. Whereas Im Soo Ho a gentle and charming with a mysterious aura, Eun Young Ro is lovable and cheerful. She falls in love with him at first sight at a social gathering. However, one day, Im Soo Ho hurriedly rushes into a female dormitory coated in blood. Eun Young Ro helps him, hides him, tends his wounds despite the air of danger lurking around them.

Snowdrop unfolds a beautiful love story of two souls who fall in love and make every possible effort to protect it amid the political upheaval. Besides Jisoo and Jung Hae In, we will also welcome Yoo In Na (Touch Your Heart), Kim Hye Yoon (Extraordinary You), and many more. The teaser clearly shows how charming this couple will be looking on the screen. Thus, brace yourself because Snowdrop will be an emotional rollercoaster!

  • Starring: Jung Jae In, Kim Ji Soo, Jung Seung Jo, Yoo In Na, Jung Seung Jo, Yoo In Na, Kim Hye Yoon & Yoon Se Ah
  • Episodes: 16
  • Airs On: Saturday, Sunday
  • Watch On: JTBC, Disney+

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Bulgasal: Immortal Souls

Release Date: 18 December 2021

Bulgasal has drawn viewers’ attention with its outstanding casting and fantasy mystery trailers! The drama follows the tale of two people. The first one is a woman who has gone through numerous reincarnations over 600 years. However, the strange thing is she still remembers all of her past lives! Meanwhile, the second person is a man who has lived past 600 years as a bulgasal – a mythical creature feeding off human blood. But it is not all! The bulgasal is also cursed with immortality. The fantasy tale begins as the bulgasal finds the woman he had been looking for all those years. Who is she? A curse to his life or a remedy to his wound?

The kdrama ‘Bulgasal: Immortal Souls’ is gaining attention because of the anticipated cast coming together, showcasing remarkable performance. How can we not swoon over when Lee Jin Wook and Kwon Na Ra give off dazzling chemistry vibes? The drama also featured the former MBLAQ’s member Lee Joon and Gong Seung Yeon from Are You Human Too? Thus, this December 2021 is delivering another amazing fantasy kdrama with a touch of the supernatural, mythical creature!

  • Starring: Lee Jin Wook, Kwon Na Ra, Lee Joon & Gong Seung Yeon
  • Episodes: 16
  • Airs On: Saturday, Sunday
  • Watch On: tvN, Netflix

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When Flowers Bloom, I Think Of The Moon

Release Date: 20 December 2021

Here comes the historical comedy-drama When Flowers Bloom, I Think of the Moon on the most anticipated December 2021 kdrama list! It features a new chaotic duo, Yoo Seung Hoo and Lee Hye Ri, showing off their sparkling yet witty chemistry. The kdrama is set in the Joseon era, during the period, denoted by the severest alcohol prohibition laws, stating that alcohol is no match for human desire! However, the alcohol prohibition laws created different challenges for Inspector Nam Young from the Office of the Inspector-General, Kang Ro Seo, the blue-blooded but poverty-stricken woman, and Crown Prince Lee Pyo.

The story follows as Inspector Nam leaves his hometown to earn glory in Hanyang and restore his family status while Ro Seo makes moonshine to reduce her debt which piling up because of her mother’s medicines and her brother’s books. However, Crown Prince’s story is on a whole different level as he is likely to climb the palace walls in the hope of a tipple! A fateful encounter leads the trio to the discovery of a hidden stash of alcohol. Indeed, it could bring death if words go out! From the teaser, it seems the drama will be presenting another trio who will steal our heart! It is exciting to see Lee Hye Ri and Yoo Seung Ho pairing together for a historical romantic comedy! So check the date and watch the upcoming comical trio in When Flowers Bloom, I Think of the Moon.

  • Starring: Yoo Seung Ho, Lee Hye Ri, Byeon Woo Seok & Kang Mi Na
  • Episodes: 16
  • Airs On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Watch On: KBS2

The One And Only

Release Date: 20 December 2021

This December, we will meet the melodrama, The One and Only, who throb your heart in anguish. The One and Only revolves around three terminally ill women Pyo In Sook, a stubborn and insensitive woman; Kang Se Yeon, a housewife who is sentenced to death and Seong Mi Do, a prominent SNS influencer with not much time left to live. All three met at a hospital, entangling in an unexpected murder case. From there begins a marvelous journey of facing their favorite ‘one person’ after challenging to take down the only bad ‘one person’ before their die! 

The One And Only

The One And Only

Besides its melodrama part, The One and Only will be a comedy-emotional ride to enjoy with a great cast joining us! Here, we will welcome various familiar faces, such as Kim Kyung Nam from The King: Eternal Monarch, Ahn Eun Jin from Kingdom: Season 2, Red Velvet’s Joy, and many more. The kdrama also features Han Gyu Won, Do Sang Woo, Jang In Sub, etc. With an exciting melodrama storyline combined with such an attractive cast, The One and Only kdrama will fill our December 2021 with various emotions. But it is going to be a worthwhile ride!

  • Starring: Ahn Eun Jin, Kim Kyung Nm, Joy & Kang Ye Won 
  • Episodes: 16
  • Airs On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Watch On: JTBC

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The Silent Sea 

Release Date: 24 December 2021

Here comes the most anticipated drama of 2021, The Silent Sea, featuring Gong Yoo and Bae Doo Na! After their remarkable performance in Goblin and Kingdom, it will be a thrilling ride to see such outstanding stars together on the screen! How can someone miss out on this one? The drama is set in the destructive future when the whole planet suffers from a lack of food and water caused by desertification. During such a tough time, a soldier from the space agency, Yoo Jae, is selected for a unit of scientists. He and the crew, including Ji An, travel to the moon. Thus, the story revolves around a special team of scientists sent to recover a mysterious sample from an abandoned space research facility. ‘Balhae Base’ research station is where an accident killed everyone, including Jin Ah’s sister. 

It is going to be the first sci-fi thriller mystery kdrama featuring the space system. Of course, there were movies related to space sci-fi stuff but not Korean drama. Besides, The Silent Sea is adapted from 2014’s The Sea of Tranquility, written and directed by Choi Hang Yong, who is also the director of The Silent Sea. Furthermore, we will be seeing Gong Yoo in sci-fi. How can we not add it to our watchlist? So, don’t forget to mark the date. Because The Silent Sea is bringing a full package of thriller mystery, taking us to the outer space station this December 2021! 

  • Starring: Gong Yoo, Bae Boo Na & Lee Joon
  • Episodes: 8
  • Airs On: Friday
  • Watch On: Netflix

Tracer

Release Date: December 2021

A charismatic group of nationally certified experts is coming this December to chase bad money! Tracer kdrama revolves around four specialists working in the Seoul Regional Office’s Tax Divison. It is a revenge story following Hwang Dong Joo, who is a newly appointed team manager for the Investigation Bureau. Unlike his handsome feature, he takes down his opponents with his sharp tongue. Meanwhile, In Tae Joon knows how to make his way through corruption and illegal actions only. Seo Hye Young and Oh Young will join the duo making a new chaotic team of crazy heads, which will take revenge on the Korean National Tax Office! 

The drama welcomes some anticipated casts such as Im Siwan from Run On, Go Ah Sung from Crime Puzzle, Son Hyun Joo from The Good Detective, Park Young Woo from Priest, etc. It has already dropped the first teaser trailer introducing all four main characters. With such dashing leads and a mystery drama storyline, Tracer, going to trace a way into your heart!

  • Starring: Im Siwan, Son Hyun Joo, Go Ah Sung & Park Young Woo
  • Watch On: MBC

The Witch Store Reopening

Release Date: December 2021

Why not end the year with a sweet, exciting fantasy romance kdrama, The Witch Store Reopening? The story revolves around a shy, hopeless high school boy, Ji Ho, who struggles to run the shop. To save this shop, he meets the black witch Hae Na, the owner of a witch store that is on the edge of closing down. How will Hae Na help Ji Ho save his shop? 

December 2021 kdrama

The Witch Store Reopening

The Witch Store Reopening is a romance-comedy narrating the story of the teens who change and grow through the strong bond of love and friendship. The web drama stars former G-Friend’s member Jung Ye Rin and CIX’s Kim Yong Hee. We will also see Kwon Ah Reum from Back to the 2008. Such a breathtaking visual, the web series has here! Fans should look forward to the two idols appearing on the screen with their first leading starred roles! Indeed, this December 2021 is delivering variety of kdrama to make our year-end more special!

  • Starring: Jung Ye Rin & Kim Yong Hee
  • Episodes: 10
  • Watch On: vLIve

Also Read: 31 Best Manga Korean Drama Series to Watch

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