12+ New K-Dramas Set To Premiere In September 2023

Fall is arriving along with several new K-dramas to get excited for!

Here are some new dramas to look out for in September:

“A Time Called You”

Cast: Ahn Hyo Seop, Jeon Yeo Been, Kang Hoon, Kim Yi Kyung, Seo Ye Hwa, etc.

Premiere Date: September 8

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

Based on the Taiwanese drama “Some Day or One Day,” “A Time Called You” is a time-slip romance about Jun Hee (Jeon Yeo Been), who desperately misses her boyfriend after he passes away. In the midst of her grief, she winds up miraculously traveling back in time to 1998, where she wakes up as the high school student Min Ju and meets fellow student Si Heon (Ahn Hyo Seop), who looks exactly like her late boyfriend. Watch a teaser here!

“Arthdal Chronicles: The Sword of Aramun”

Cast: Jang Dong Gun, Lee Joon Gi, Shin Se Kyung, Kim Ok Bin, Lee Hae Woon, Joo Myung, Kim Do Hyun, Jung Hwan, Kim Min Song, Lee Joo Won, Lee Si Woo, etc.

Premiere Date: September 9

Broadcast Details: Saturdays and Sundays at 9:20 p.m. KST on tvN

“Arthdal Chronicles” is an epic fantasy drama about the mythical ancient land of Arth, and the second season “Arthdal Chronicles: The Sword of Aramun” is set approximately a decade after Season 1. Lee Joon Gi takes over the dual roles of twins Eun Seom and Sa Ya, while Shin Se Kyung takes on the role of Tan Ya. Jang Dong Gun reprises his role as Ta Gon, the first king of Arthdal, and Kim Ok Bin will play his queen Tae Al Ha. Watch a teaser here!

“Han River Police”

Cast: Kwon Sang Woo, Kim Hee Won, Lee Sang Yi, Bae Da Bin, Shin Hyun Seung, etc.

Premiere Date: September 13

Broadcast Details: Wednesdays on Disney+

“Han River” is an action-comedy drama that follows the Han River Police Team as they become embroiled in crimes surrounding the river they guard day and night. Kwon Sang Woo transforms into Han Doo Jin, a hot-tempered police officer with a strong sense of justice, while Kim Hee Won will take on the role of Lee Chun Seok who has the exact opposite personality of Han Doo Jin.

“The Kidnapping Day”

Cast: Yoon Kye Sang, Park Sung Hoon, Yoo Na, Kim Shin Rok, Kim Sang Ho, Seo Jae Hee, Kim Young Suk, etc.

Premiere Date: September 13

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

Based on a novel, “The Kidnapping Day” is a black comedy about the special collaboration between Kim Myung Joon (Yoon Kye Sang), a first-time kidnapper, and the 11-year-old genius Choi Ro Hee (Yoo Na), who is abducted by Kim Myung Joon to raise money for his daughter’s hospital fees. Park Sung Hoon plays Park Sang Yoon, a detective in pursuit of the truth. Watch a teaser here!

CEO-dol Mart

Cast: Lee Shin Young, Xiumin (EXO), Hyungwon (MONSTA X), Choi Won Myeong, Lee Sae On, Choi Jung Woon, Kim Shana, Lee Sang Jin, etc.

Premiere Date: September 15

Broadcast Details: Fridays at 4 p.m. KST, available on Viki

“CEO-dol Mart” tells the story of the idol group Thunder Boys consisting of Choi Ho Rang (Lee Shin Young), Shin Tae Ho (Xiumin), Jo Yi Joon (Hyungwon), Eun Young Min (Choi Won Myeong), and Yoon Sang Woo (Lee Sae On). On the day they reach the peak of their careers, they are made to disband due to an unexpected accident. While each living their own lives separate from one another for five years, they realize the shocking truth that they are owners of a supermarket on paper.

Watch “CEO-dol Mart” below:

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The Escape of the Seven

Cast: Uhm Ki Joon, Hwang Jung Eum, Lee Joon, Lee Yoo Bi, Shin Eun Kyung, Yoon Jong Hoon, Jo Yoon Hee, Jo Jae Yoon, Lee Deok Hwa, Yoon Tae Young, etc.

Premiere Date: September 15

Broadcast Details: Fridays and Saturdays at 10 p.m. KST on SBS, available on Viki

“The Escape of the Seven” follows the story of seven characters involved in the disappearance of a young girl, who was tangled in a complicated web of lies and ambition. “The Escape of the Seven” is the third joint project by scriptwriter Kim Soon Ok and director Joo Dong Min who previously worked together on “The Last Empress” and the hit “The Penthouse” series.

Watch “The Escape of the Seven” below:

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Live Your Own Life

Cast: Uee, Ha Jun, Go Joo Won, Nam Bo Ra, Seol Jung Hwan, Kim Doh Yon, Yoon Mi Ra, Nam Sung Jin, etc.

Premiere Date: September 16

Broadcast Details: Saturdays and Sundays at 8:05 p.m. KST on KBS2, available on Viki

“Live Your Own Life” tells the story of the warmhearted Lee Hyo Shim (Uee), who finally decides to get away from her leech-like family and pursue her own happiness away from them. As she is naturally athletic and skilled at physical activities, she immediately snagged a job as a personal trainer right after graduating high school and currently works at a fitness center in Gangnam while supporting her family.

Watch “Live Your Own Life” below:

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Unpredictable Family

Cast: Nam Sang Ji, Lee Do Gyeom, Kang Da Bin, Lee Hyo Na, Im Ha Ryong, Lee Jong Won, Kim Sun Kyung, Lee Dae Yeon, Choi Soo Rin, Kim Bo Mi, Ahn Yun Hong, Lim Nayoung, etc.

Premiere Date: September 18

Broadcast Details: weekdays at 8:30 p.m. KST on KBS1, available on Viki

“Unpredictable Family” is a comedic drama about the families of Yoo Dong Gu (Lee Jong Won) and Shim Jung Ae (Choi Soo Rin), who got divorced and have been living as enemies for 30 years now. However, they meet again as in-laws when their children with their second spouses end up falling in love.

Watch “Unpredictable Family” below:

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“Song of the Bandits”

Cast: Kim Nam Gil, Seohyun (Girls’ Generation), Yoo Jae Myung, Lee Hyun Wook, Lee Ho Jung, etc.

Premiere Date: September 22

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

“Song of the Bandits” is an action adventure set in 1920 where people throw a fierce punch of defiance to those who have chased them away from their homes in order to protect their land, family, and comrades. Through fictional characters, the history of defeat will be turned into a history of victory. Watch a teaser here!

Twinkling Watermelon

Cast: Ryeoun, Choi Hyun Wook, Seol In Ah, Shin Eun Soo, Choi Won Young, Seo Young Hee, Chun Ho Jin, Jung Sang Hoon, Jaehyun (Golden Child), Yoon Jae Chan, Lee Seok Hyung, Lee Soo Min, Kim Joo Ryoung, Go Doo Shim, Kim Tae Woo, Lee So Yeon, etc.

Premiere Date: September 25

Broadcast Details: Mondays and Tuesdays at 8:50 p.m. KST on tvN, available on Viki

“Twinkling Watermelon” is a fantasy coming-of-age drama in which CODA (child of deaf adult) student Eun Gyeol (Ryeoun) time travels through a suspicious music shop and lands in 1995, where he meets his parents Lee Chan (Choi Hyun Wook) and Chung Ah (Shin Eun Soo) as high school students along with the school’s cello goddess Se Kyung (Seol In Ah).

Watch “Twinkling Watermelon” below:

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“The Worst of Evil”

Cast: Ji Chang Wook, Wi Ha Joon, Im Se Mi, Kim Hyung Seo, Woo Kang Min, Gyeol Hwi, etc.

Premiere Date: September 27

Broadcast Details: Wednesdays on Disney+

Set in the 1990s, “The Worst of Evil” is about an investigation launched to take down a major cartel based in Gangnam that is responsible for illegal drug trade between Korea, Japan, and China. Ji Chang Wook stars as Park Joon Mo, a detective who goes undercover to infiltrate the Gangnam Alliance, while Wi Ha Joon plays the Gangnam Alliance’s leader Jung Ki Chul.

“Bon Appetit”

Cast: Yoo Jung Hoon, Lee Ki Taek, etc.

Premiere Date: September 27

Broadcast Details: all episodes released simultaneously

“Bon Appetit” is a BL rom-com about Do Hoon (Yoo Jung Hoon), who does not put in much effort into eating proper meals, and his new next door neighbor Yoon Soo (Lee Ki Taek), who begins to cook meals for him. The drama follows the story of their relationship as they go from being neighbors to dinner mates and beyond.

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