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5 upcoming dramas that air this year

  • Published : Jun 20, 2016 - 15:07
  • Updated : Jun 20, 2016 - 15:07

In the first half of this year, the drama “Descendants of the Sun” hit the jackpot across Asia.

While it remains to be seen whether another drama this year will achieve as big a success, here are some upcoming contenders:

“Uncontrollably Fond”

Actor Kim Woo-bin and singer-actress Suzy recently finished shooting for KBS’ upcoming romance drama series.

It is set to premiere on July 6.


Actor Lee Jong-suk and actress Han Hyo-joo (MBC)

Actor Lee Jong-suk and actress Han Hyo-joo will play the protagonists in the new MBC romantic series which will be released on July 20.

Lee plays Kang Chul, a wealthy man, while Han plays second-year resident of thoracic surgery Oh Yeon-joo.

“Moonlight Drawn by Cloud”

Cast members from "Moonlight Drawn by Cloud" (KBS)

This KBS period drama centers on the love story of crown prince Hyomyung -- played by Park Bo-gum -- in the late Joseon Era (1392-1910).

The drama, which will air on Mondays and Tuesdays, will begin on August 15.


Actor Gong Yoo and actress Kim Go-eun (Herald Pop)

Popular actors Gong Yoo, Lee Dong-wook and up-and-coming actress Kim Go-eun are expected to show off great chemistry in this new tvN drama.

Kicking off in November, the drama was written by scriptwriter Kim Eun-sook who was behind the drama “Descendants of the Sun.”

“Legend of the Blue Sea”

Actress Jun Ji-hyun and actor Lee Min-ho (Herald Pop)

Korean top celebrities, actress Jun Ji-hyun and actor Lee Min-ho will star in SBS’ new drama.

The mermaid-themed fantasy-drama will premiere in November.

By Kim Soo-hyang (shkim@heraldcorp.com)