13 K-Drama Premieres To Look Out For In October

October welcomes another rush of new dramas for fans to anticipate!

Due to COVID-19 affecting filming schedules, some of these dramas were originally scheduled to air earlier but were postponed to October.

Here’s what to look forward to this month:

My Dangerous Wife

Cast: Kim Jung Eun, Choi Won Young, Choi Yu Hwa, Yun Jong Seok, Shim Hye Jin, Lee Joon Hyuk, Jung Soo Young, Ahn Nae Sang, Baek Soo Jang, Yoon Yae Hee, etc.

Premiere Date: October 5

Broadcast Details: Mondays and Tuesdays at 11 p.m. KST on MBN

“My Dangerous Wife” is about a couple who married for love but struggles to keep their marriage alive. Choi Won Young plays Kim Yoon Cheol, while Kim Jung Eun stars as Shim Jae Kyung. Shim Jae Kyung is deemed the “perfect wife” who is beautiful, intelligent, kind, and wealthy, but she becomes involved in a mysterious kidnapping incident one day.

Watch the first episode below:

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Tale of the Nine-Tailed

Cast: Lee Dong Wook, Jo Bo Ah, Kim Bum, Kim Yong Ji, Hwang Hee, Kim Jung Nan, Kim Kang Min, Joo Suk Tae, Kim Soo Jin, Ahn Kil Kang, etc.

Premiere Date: October 7

Broadcast Details: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. KST on tvN

“Tale of the Nine-Tailed” is about a male gumiho (a mythical nine-tailed fox) named Yi Yeon (Lee Dong Wook) who has settled in the city, and the fearless producing director named Nam Ji Ah (Jo Bo Ah) who is determined to track him down. Kim Bum plays Yi Rang, Yi Yeon’s half-brother and the child of a human and a gumiho.

Watch a teaser below:

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“Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol”

Cast: Go Ara, Lee Jae Wook, Kim Joo Heon, Ye Ji Won, Lee Soon Jae, Shin Eun Soo, Seo Yi Sook, etc.

Premiere Date: October 7

Broadcast Details: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. KST on KBS2

“Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol” is a romantic comedy that tells the story of energetic pianist Goo La La (Go Ara) and expert part-timer Sun Woo Joon (Lee Jae Wook). They gather at a piano academy called “La La Land” in a small countryside village with secrets and scars that they are hiding. Watch a teaser here!

“Private Lives”

Cast: Seohyun, Go Kyung Pyo, Kim Hyo Jin, Kim Young Min, Lee Hak Joo, Tae Won Suk, Park Sung Keun, Song Sun Mi, Yoo Hee Je, Jang Jin Hee, etc.

Premiere Date: October 7

Broadcast Details: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. KST on JTBC

Taking place during the current age in which people share, steal, and fabricate their private lives, this drama is about con artists mobilizing all their techniques to disclose the nation’s major “private life.” Cha Joo Eun (Seohyun), Jung Bok Gi (Kim Hyo Jin), and Kim Jae Wook (Kim Young Min) are con artists, while Lee Jung Hwan (Go Kyung Pyo) is a mysterious team manager at a major company. Watch a teaser here!

SF8” – “Empty Body”

Cast: Moon So Ri, Jang Yoo Sang, etc.

Premiere Date: October 9

Broadcast Details: Friday at 10:10 p.m. KST on MBC

Set in the near future, “SF8” is a sci-fi anthology series about people who dream of a perfect society through technological advancements, and “Empty Body” is the final episode of the series. “Empty Body” is about a son (Jang Yoo Sang) who is revived through artificial intelligence by his mother (Moon So Ri) and tries to prove to her that he is human.

Watch a teaser below:

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Cast: Suzy, Nam Joo Hyuk, Kim Seon Ho, Kang Han Na, Kim Hae Sook, Seo Yi Sook, Uhm Hyo Sup, Song Sun Mi, Kim Won Hae, Kim Hee Jung, Yoo Soo Bin, Kim Do Wan, Stephanie Lee, Nam Da Reum, etc.

Premiere Date: October 17

Broadcast Details: Saturdays and Sundays at 9:00 p.m. KST on tvN

“Start-Up” takes place in South Korea’s fictional Silicon Valley named Sandbox and is about people in the world of startup companies. Suzy stars as Seo Dal Mi, who dreams of becoming Korea’s Steve Jobs, and Nam Joo Hyuk stars as Nam Do San, the founder of Samsan Tech. Kim Seon Ho plays Han Ji Pyung, a team leader at SH Venture Capital, and Kang Han Na plays Won In Jae, a CEO and second-generation chaebol. Watch a teaser here!


Cast: Jang Dong Yoon, Krystal (f(x)), Yoon Park, Lee Hyun Wook, Moon Jung Hee, Choi Yoon Je, Lee Ha Yul, Lee Soon Won, Park Da Yeon, Kim Min Woo, etc.

Premiere Date: October 17

Broadcast Details: Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 p.m. KST on OCN

“Search” is a mystery thriller about a specialized search party that sets out to uncover the truth behind mysterious disappearances and deaths that take place in the demilitarized zone (DMZ). Jang Dong Yoon will star as Yoon Dong Jin, a military dog handler and sergeant who is almost done with his mandatory military service when he is suddenly assigned to the search party. Krystal will play Son Ye Rim, a highly intelligent and capable lieutenant who joins the investigation team as a special officer.

Watch a teaser below:

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“The Spies Who Loved Me”

Cast: Eric (Shinhwa), Yoo In Na, Im Joo Hwan, Kim Tae Woo, Jung Suk Yong, Cha Joo Young, Bae In Hyuk, Jun Seung Bin, Sojin (Girl’s Day), Lee Jong Won, Lee Joo Woo, etc.

Premiere Date: October 21

Broadcast Details: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:20 p.m. KST on MBC

“The Spies Who Loved Me” is a suspenseful romantic comedy about a woman who inadvertently gets caught up in the world of espionage. Yoo In Na will star as Kang Ah Reum, a wedding dress designer who has been married twice, and her two husbands both harbor many secrets. Eric will star as Kang Ah Reum’s first husband Jun Ji Hoon, a charming and unpredictable secret agent who works for Interpol. Im Joo Hwan plays her current husband, who is a corporate spy. Watch a teaser here!

Phoenix 2020

Cast: Hong Soo Ah, Lee Jae Woo, Seo Ha Joon, Park Young Rin, Sung Hyun Ah, Kang Sung Jin, Kim Seung Hyun, etc.

Premiere Date: October 26

Broadcast Details: Weekdays at 8:30 a.m. KST on SBS

A remake of the popular MBC drama “Phoenix” from 2004, “Phoenix 2020” tells the story of a rich woman and poor man who get married out of love but then get divorced. They then reunite later after their situations have completely reversed.


Cast: Shin Sung Rok, Lee Se Young, Ahn Bo Hyun, Nam Gyu Ri, Kang Seung Yoon (WINNER), Lee Joo Myung, Hwang Jung Min, Shin Goo, Jo Dong In, Im Chul Hyung, etc.

Premiere Date: October 26

Broadcast Details: Mondays and Tuesdays at 9:20 p.m. KST on MBC

“Kairos” is a time-crossing fantasy thriller about the interconnected fates of Kim Seo Jin (Shin Sung Rok), a man who falls into despair after his daughter is kidnapped, and Han Ae Ri (Lee Se Young), a woman who is searching for her missing mother. From Kim Seo Jin’s perspective, Han Ae Ri is living exactly one month in the past—but after the two miraculously communicate from their different times, they set out on a quest to save their missing loved ones. Watch a teaser here!

The Penthouse

Cast: Lee Ji Ah, Kim So Yeon, Eugene, Uhm Ki Joon, Shin Eun Kyung, Bong Tae Gyu, Yoon Jong Hoon, Park Eun Suk, Yoon Joo Hee, Ha Do Kwon, Lee Chul Min, Jin Ji Hee, Choi Ye Bin, Lee Tae Bin, Jo Soo Min, Kim Hyun Soo, etc.

Premiere Date: October 26

Broadcast Details: Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. KST on SBS

“The Penthouse” tells the story of a woman who strives to achieve her goal of entering high society by becoming the “queen” in the 100th floor penthouse in Gangnam, the pinnacle of success in her eyes, as well as women who had no choice but to become villains in order to protect themselves. The drama is written by Kim Soon Ok and directed by Joo Dong Min, who previously worked together on  “The Last Empress.” Watch a teaser here!

“Get Revenge” (working title)

Cast: Kim Sa Rang, Yoon Hyun Min, Yoo Sun, Jung Man Sik, Yoon So Yi, Song Joo Hee, Gong Hyun Joo, etc.

Premiere Date: October

Broadcast Details: TV Chosun

“Get Revenge” is described as a “mystery social revenge drama” in which Kang Hae Ra (Kim Sa Rang), who went from a reporter to one of Korea’s hottest influencers after marrying a public figure, is given the opportunity to get her revenge and fight against powerful people in society. Yoon Hyun Min plays Cha Min Joon, a cold lawyer who has a 100 percent success rate. The drama will be led by screenwriter Kim Hyo Jin and “Itaewon Class” director Kang Min Gu.

“Please Don’t Meet Him” (working title)

Cast: Song Ha Yoon, Jun (U-KISS), etc.

Premiere Date: October

Broadcast Details: MBC Every1

“Please Don’t Meet Him” is about Seo Ji Sung (Song Ha Yoon) who wants to fall in love but also avoid the wrong men. In order to create the perfect love life, she creates an artificial intelligence (AI) program called Cho Sang Shin, which will identify trashy humans, and she uses it to save people who are in difficult relationships. Jun plays Jung Kook Hee, a firefighter who is the one and only person that Cho Sang Shin is unable to analyze.

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