18 New Shows Premiering In September That K-Drama Fans Should Look Out For

A big month is ahead for K-drama fans!

Here’s what to look forward to in September:

“Desperate Mr. X”

Cast: Kwon Sang Woo, Im Se Mi, Sung Dong Il, Shin Hyun Soo, Park Jin Joo, Lee Yi Kyung, etc.

Premiere Date: September 2

Broadcast Details: Fridays at 11 a.m. KST on wavve

Based on a book titled “It Hurts Because I’m a Middle-Aged Man” (literal title), “Desperate Mr. X” is a cataclysmic comedy about the unfortunate life of “Mr. a” (Kwon Sang Woo). While holding out for life to improve, he faces a combination of stock crashes, housing price surges, and the danger of resignation all at once. Although he took pride in succeeding in life, he takes a direct hit from the passage of time and heads downhill in life. Mr. a graduated from a prestigious university and entered a large company, but he goes from riches to rags after experiencing the ups and downs of the passage of time.

“Little Women”

Cast: Kim Go Eun, Nam Ji Hyun, Park Ji Hu, Kang Hoon, Jo Seung Yeon, Gong Min Jung, Kim Mi Sook, Uhm Ki Joon, Uhm Ji Won, Jeon Chae Eun, Wi Ha Joon, Park Bo Kyung, etc.

Premiere Date: September 3

Broadcast Details: Saturdays and Sundays at 9:10 p.m. KST on tvN

“Little Women” is about three sisters with a close bond who grew up in poverty. The drama follows the exciting story of the sisters as they get embroiled in a major incident and face off against the wealthiest family in the nation. Kim Go Eun plays the eldest sister Oh In Joo who wants to protect her family with money, while Nam Ji Hyun plays the second sister Oh In Kyung, a news reporter who does not want to bow down to money and aims to always do what’s right. Park Ji Hu transforms into Oh In Hye, the youngest overwhelmed by the love of her older sisters who work hard for her. Check out a teaser here!

“Once Upon a Small Town”

Cast: Joy (Red Velvet), Chu Young Woo, Baek Sung Chul, Jung Suk Yong, Baek Ji Won, Kim Young Sun, Park Ji Ah, Yoo Yeon, Na Chul, Park Ye Ni, No Jae Won, etc.

Premiere Date: September 5

Broadcast Details: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. on Kakao TV

“Once Upon A Small Town” is based on a web novel of the same name and is about a man from Seoul meeting a policewoman while living in the countryside. Joy plays the policewoman Ahn Ja Young, a Heedong Village native and a people person who gets along with everyone in town. Chu Young Woo takes on the role of Han Ji Yool, a veterinarian from Seoul who wishes to get out of Heedong Village as soon as possible. Baek Sung Chul stars as the young and handsome farm successor Lee Sang Hyun who is friendly with everyone but is often bickering with Ahn Ja Young, his best friend since birth.

The Law Cafe

Cast: Lee Seung Gi, Lee Se Young, Kim Nam Hee, Ahn Dong Gu, Kim Do Hoon, Jang Hye Jin, Baek Hyun Joo, Jo Han Chul, Jeon No Min, Kim Seul Gi, Oh Dong Min, Kim Won Hae, etc.

Premiere Date: September 5

Broadcast Details: Mondays and Tuesdays at 9:50 p.m. KST on KBS2, coming to Viki

Based on a hit web novel, “The Law Cafe” is a romantic comedy about Kim Jung Ho (Lee Seung Gi), a genius former prosecutor-turned-libertine landlord, and Kim Yu Ri (Lee Se Young), the eccentric lawyer that becomes his new tenant when she opens a “law cafe” in his building. Before reuniting as landlord and tenant, Kim Jung Ho and Kim Yu Ri used to be close friends back in school, when Kim Jung Ho harbored a deep one-sided love for Kim Yu Ri. The series marks the highly-anticipated reunion of Lee Seung Gi and Lee Se Young, who starred in the hit drama “Hwayugi” together four years ago. Check out a teaser here!

My Chilling Roommate

Cast: Kim So Jung, Chanwoo (iKON), Song Young Sook, Lee Jong Moon, Park Sang Hoo, Joo Soo Kyung, Lee Yu Jin, Kim Ye Ji, Park Yeo Reum, etc.

Premiere Date: September 6

Broadcast Details: All episodes released simultaneously at 10 a.m. KST, coming to Viki

“My Chilling Roommate” is a horror romantic comedy about Jung Se Ri (Kim So Jung), who can see ghosts, and a ghost named Song Ji Chan (Chanwoo). Jung Se Ri has been able to see ghosts since she was a child, but only she seems to be able to see them. One day, she encounters the unusual ghost Song Ji Chan, who was the arrogant heir to a highly successful and wealthy business group before he was killed. He has now lost his memory, and when he comes across Jung Se Ri, she tells him that he is a ghost. The drama explores the story of what happens when they end up living together and start uncovering the truth of his past.

Watch the film version of “My Chilling Roommate” below:

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Young Actors’ Retreat

Cast: Park Seo Joon, Park Bo Gum, Ji Chang Wook, Kim Yoo Jung, Ahn Bo Hyun, Hwang In Yeop, Jung Jinyoung, Chae Soo Bin, Kwon Nara, Kwak Dong Yeon, Lee Joo Young, Ryu Kyung Soo, Choi Sung Eun, Chi Hae Won, Kim Bo Yoon, etc.

Premiere Date: September 9

Broadcast Details: Fridays at 4 p.m. KST on TVING, coming to Viki

Although the only non-drama on this list, “Young Actors’ Retreat” is definitely a show for K-drama fans to get excited about! The new variety show features cast members of “Love in the Moonlight,” “Itaewon Class,” and “The Sound of Magic,” all dramas directed by producing director (PD) Kim Sung Yoon, gathering for a retreat together. The program will not only capture the reunions of the three dramas’ casts, but it will also explore the new chemistry between actors from different dramas as they hang out, play games, and take time to bond with one another.

Watch a teaser below:

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Cast: Ha Jung Woo, Hwang Jung Min, Park Hae Soo, Jo Woo Jin, Yoo Yeon Seok, Chang Chen, etc.

Premiere Date: September 9

Broadcast Details: All episodes released simultaneously at 4 p.m. KST on Netflix

Loosely based on a true story, “Narco-Saints” is a drama about a civilian businessman who winds up helping the National Intelligence Service’s (NIS’s) secret operation to take down a Korean drug king who is operating in the South American country Suriname. Ha Jung Woo stars as Kang In Goo, the main character who starts a business in Suriname hoping to get rich but ends up getting caught in the world of illegal drugs, while Hwang Jung Min plays Jeon Yo Hwan, the drug king who is controlling the underground world of Suriname. Check out a teaser here!

Mental Coach Jegal

Cast: Jung Woo, Lee Yoo Mi, Kwon Yool, Park Se Young, Cha Soon Bae, Moon You Kang, Choi Hee Jin, etc.

Premiere Date: September 12

Broadcast Details: Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. KST on tvN, coming to Viki

“Mental Coach Jegal” is a sports drama about a former national athlete who quits sports after causing a scandal and becomes a mental coach to help both former professional athletes who have retired and current athletes who have fallen into a slump. Jung Woo stars as former national Taekwondo athlete Jegal Gil who later becomes a mental coach at the athlete’s village. Lee Yoo Mi plays Cha Ga Eul, a short track speed skating gold medalist who has fallen into a slump. After they meet, Jegal Gil and Cha Ga Eul help each other face their inner wounds and reach turning points in their lives in the process.

Check out a teaser below:

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Once Again

Cast: Moon Ji Yong, Lee Hyun Jun, Kang Woo Jung, etc.

Premiere Date: September 15

Broadcast Details: Thursdays at 12 p.m. KST, coming to Viki

“Once Again” is a time slip BL drama about Shin Jae Woo (Moon Ji Yong), who lives with a painful memory and works to change his fate. When he ends up back in the past, he reunites with his hero Kang Ji Hoon (Lee Hyun Jun) who saved him 15 years ago and starts falling for him. Kang Ji Hoon, however, is a bit annoyed by his new neighbor, and his best friend Joo Hyung Jin (Kang Woo Jung) also becomes suspicious about this new guy around Ji Hoon.


Cast: Taecyeon (2PM), Ha Seok Jin, Jung Eun Ji (Apink), Kim Bup Rae, Jung In Ki, Park Ji Bin, Kim Ha Kyoon, Jo Seung Yeon, Choi Jae Sup, Choi Ji Yeon, Chae Dong Hyun, Baek Seung Hee, Oh Seung Yun, Choi Hong Il, Jo Kyung Sook, etc.

Premiere Date: September 16

Broadcast Details: Fridays and Saturdays at 10:40 p.m. KST on tvN

“Blind” is a new mystery thriller about ordinary people who unfairly become victims of crime—and ordinary people who inadvertently become perpetrators by turning a blind eye to justice. Taecyeon stars as Ryu Sung Joon, a detective in the violent crimes unit who is passionate about his work, while Ha Seok Jin plays his older brother Ryu Sung Hoon, a genius judge who tries to remain as cold and logical as possible when making judgments. Jung Eun Ji is Jo Eun Ki, a social worker who has faced all sorts of trials in her life and is no longer easily shocked or fazed by most things. Check out a teaser here!

Seasons of Blossom

Cast: Seo Ji Hoon, So Ju Yeon, Kim Min Kyu, Kang Hye Won, Yoon Hyun Soo, Oh Yoo Jin, etc.

Premiere Date: September 21

Broadcast Details: 5 p.m. KST, coming to Viki

Based on a popular webtoon, “Seasons of Blossom” tells the story of love and friendship of 18-year-olds at Seoyeon High School. The omniverse-style story focuses on a different main character for each of the four seasons. The drama will depict the butterfly effect that occurs when an incident from six years ago of a boy committing suicide and a girl being unable to stop him begins to affect the current teens living in the present. The story will also highlight the concerns and growth of young adults who cannot be honest and hide themselves. Check out a teaser here!

Love in Contract

Cast: Park Min Young, Go Kyung Pyo, Kim Jae Young, Kang Hyung Suk, etc.

Premiere Date: September 21

Broadcast Details: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. KST on tvN, coming to Viki

“Love in Contract” is a new rom-com about a service that provides fake wives for single people in need of partners to bring to social gatherings, such as school reunions and dinners for married couples. Park Min Young stars as professional fake wife Choi Sang Eun, who finds herself caught between longtime client Jung Ji Ho (Go Kyung Pyo)—with whom she has a long-term exclusive contract for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays—and newcomer Kang Hae Jin (Kim Jae Young), who wants to sign a contract with her for Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Watch a teaser below:

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“May It Please the Court”

Cast: Jung Ryeo Won, Lee Kyu Hyung, Jung Jin Young, etc.

Premiere Date: September 21

Broadcast Details: Disney+

“May It Please the Court” is a legal mystery drama about two completely opposite lawyers who discover a hidden truth while working on a case together. Jung Ryeo Won stars as the cold-blooded ace lawyer Noh Chak Hee, who will rip through anything as long as it leads to success for her. Lee Kyu Hyung stars opposite her as the oddball lawyer Jwa Shi Baek, who will power through thick and thin once he’s committed. Each episode will be based on real-life cases. Check out a teaser here!

“The Golden Spoon”

Cast: Yook Sungjae (BTOB), Lee Jong Won, Jung Chaeyeon (DIA), Yeonwoo, Choi Won Young, Choi Dae Chul, Han Chae Ah, Son Yeo Eun, Jang Ryul, Son Woo Hyun, Song Ok Sook, Seung Yoo, Kim Kang Min, Jo Deok Hee, Kim Eun Soo, etc.

Premiere Date: September 23

Broadcast Details: Fridays and Saturdays at 9:50 p.m. KST on MBC

Based on a webtoon, “The Golden Spoon” tells the story about a child born from a poor family who uses a mysterious golden spoon to switch fates with his wealthy friend. Yook Sungjae stars as Lee Seung Chun, who meets an old lady selling goods on the street and gets a chance to choose his future life. Lee Jong Won plays Hwang Tae Yong who ends up swapping fates with Lee Seung Chun against his will. Jung Chaeyeon stars as the honest and just Na Joo Hee who is born into a chaebol family, and Yeonwoo portrays the pretty and bold Oh Yeo Jin, who was also raised in a wealthy family. Check out a teaser here!

“One Dollar Lawyer”

Cast: Namgoong Min, Kim Ji Eun, Choi Dae Hoon, Lee Deok Hwa, Park Jin Woo, etc.

Premiere Date: September 23

Broadcast Details: Fridays and Saturdays at 10:00 p.m. KST on SBS

“One Dollar Lawyer” is about Cheon Ji Hoon (Namgoong Min), a lawyer who only charges an attorney’s fee of 1,000 won (approximately $0.75) despite his renowned skills. A hero who comes to the rescue of clients without money or connections, Cheon Ji Hoon isn’t afraid of facing off against the rich and powerful who use expensive lawyers to escape the law. Kim Ji Eun stars as Baek Ma Ri who is in the last stages of training to become a prosecutor. She is from a “royal family” among judicial circles with superb qualifications and a splendid future set out for her. Check out a teaser here!

“Three Siblings Bravely”

Cast: Lee Ha Na, Im Joo Hwan, Kim Seung Soo, Wang Bit Na, Lee Tae Sung, Kim So Eun, Lee Yoo Jin, Kim Yong Rim, Jung Jae Soon, Lee Kyung Jin, Song Seung Hwan, Jang Mi Hee, Jung Soo Young, Moon Ye Won, etc.

Premiere Date: September 24

Broadcast Details: Saturdays and Sundays at 8 p.m. KST on KBS2, coming to Viki

“Three Siblings Bravely” is a lively family drama about three siblings and follows the romance of Lee Sang Joon (Im Joo Hwan), the eldest son who got everything while growing up. The story unpacks what happens when he falls in love with Kim Tae Joo (Lee Ha Na), who is also the oldest of her siblings but instead grew up sacrificing everything for her family. Kim So Eun stars as Kim Tae Joo’s younger sister and pilates instructor Kim So Rim, while Lee Yoo Jin plays their youngest sibling and doctor Kim Geon Woo.

The Empire

Cast: Kim Sun Ah, Ahn Jae Wook, Lee Mi Sook, Song Young Chang, Shin Goo, Oh Hyun Kyung, Lee Moon Shik, Kim Won Hae, Kim Hyung Mook, Tae In Ho, Kim Myung Ji, Kwon Ji Woo, etc.

Premiere Date: September 24

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

“The Empire” follows the private lives of overly ambitious “royalty” of the legal fields. Kim Sun Ah plays Han Hye Ryul, head of the Central District Prosecutors’ Office’s Special Branch. Even her accomplishments created by her own efforts are often seen by others as being a result of her family’s power. Ahn Jae Wook stars as Na Geun Woo, Han Hye Ryul’s husband and a law school professor. He grew up in difficult circumstances and has now risen up to the point of being mentioned as a candidate for the next presidential race.

“Gaus Electronics”

Cast: Kwak Dong Yeon, Go Sung Hee, Bae Hyun Sung, Kang Min Ah, Baek Hyun Jin, Heo Jung Do, Jeon Seok Chan, Go Woo Ri, Baek Soo Jang, Jo Jung Chi, etc.

Premiere Date: September 30

Broadcast Details: Fridays and Saturdays at 9 p.m. KST on ENA

Webtoon-based comedy drama “Gaus Electronics” will cover the struggles that all office workers can relate to as well as office romance and friendships. Kwak Dong Yeon stars as Lee Sang Sik, an extremely obtuse person who doesn’t shy away from speaking his mind, which often puts him in the center of conflict. Go Sung Hee plays his hot-blooded co-worker Cha Na Rae who is unable to regulate her anger. Bae Hyun Sung is Baek Ma Tan, the wealthy heir of Gaus Electronics’ rival who has secretly joined the company, while Kang Min Ah plays Geon Gang Mi, who completely transforms when she drinks alcohol.

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