Expected to receive a huge wave of popularity from all over the world, tvN is releasing new drama series to look forward to, in the later half of this year, 2021.
In the previous year, tvN drama series 'Crash Landing On You' and 'It's Okay Not To Be Okay' captivated many viewers with their comical twists, unique and charming characters, and heart-wrenching romance storylines. Specifically, 'Crash Landing On You' became the 6th most popular Netflix show internationally, and 'It's Okay Not To Be Okay' was ranked the '10th best international TV show' according to New York Times. The recently completed drama 'Vincenzo' continued this K-drama wave with its immense popularity.
In the later half of 2021, these are some of the tvN dramas to look out for:
1. 'Hospital Playlist, Season 2'
The first episode of tvN's 'Hospital Playlist, Season 2' will be aired on June 17th, at 9PM KST. Starring Jo Jung Suk, Yoo Yun Suk, Jung Kyung Ho, Kim Dae Myung, and Jeon Mi Do, the first season of the drama series gained immense popularity for its portrayal of both typical and special days spent by a group of friends, who share both an occupation as doctors and a love for music. This heartwarming drama is coming back with a second season, and will show an even stronger teamwork and synergy among the actors.
2. 'Voice 4: Judgment Hour'
For this new season, airing on June 18th at 10:50PM KST, Kang Kwon-Joo (played by Lee Han Na) meets her match, when a serial killer, who has the same enhanced hearing ability as her, comes into the scene. Actor Song Seung Hun has joined as the new male lead for the fourth season. He plays the role of Detective Derek Jo, a previous Los Angeles Police Department officer. The chemistry between the new character of Derek Jo with Kang Kwon-Joo is something to look forward to, as well as how they will work together to catch the dangerous killer with special abilities.
3. 'The Devil Judge'
Starring actor Ji Sung, actress Kim Min Jung, GOT7's Jinyoung, and Park Gyu Young, 'The Devil Judge' is about a judge named Kang Yo Han (played by Ji Sung) who punishes the evil with a live courtroom show that the entire nation participates in. Here, he will use the law to punish them mercilessly. The high quality acting of the lead actors, the variety to the characters' stories, and their interactions with each other will likely add to the drama's interesting plot. The drama series will reportedly air its first episode on July 3, at 9PM KST.
4. 'You Are My Spring'
'You Are My Spring', starring Seo Hyun Jin and Kim Dong Wook, is a healing romance story of seven-year-olds hiding behind their adult facades. The story will follow the lives of Kim Da-Jung (played by Seo Hyun Jin), a hotel manager, and Joo Young-Do, a psychiatrist. The drama series will reportedly air its first episode on July 5, at 9PM KST.
Another project of Kim Eun-Hee, writer of hit Netflix series 'Kingdom', this upcoming drama series 'Jirisan' stars Jun Ji Hyun and Joo Ji Hoon. The drama series will be about Seo Yi-Gang (played by Jun Ji Hyun), the best ranger at Jiri Mountain National Park and Kang Hyun-Jo (played by Joo Ji Hoon), a rookie ranger. In the mountain that holds many mysteries, the two characters will work together to explore the mountain together, to rescue survivors and lost trekkers of Jiri Mountain.
6. 'Tale of Secret Royal Inspector and Joy'
It was previously announced that Taecyeon and Kim Hye Yoon were confirmed as the leads for a new tvN drama series 'Tale of Secret Royal Inspector and Joy'. This will be a comedic, historical drama, following the story of a lazy but intelligent secret royal inspector and a curious, divorced woman who thinks ahead of her times.
tvN has a lot of dramas for both national and international viewers to look forward to, for the later half of 2021. With their new drama line-up, tvN will likely create another 'K-Drama Wave' phenomenon across the globe.