Upcoming Korean Movies & Series In August 2023: August brings forth a thrilling lineup of Korean dramas, as OTT platforms gear up to release an array of crime and thriller web shows. From ‘The First Responders 2’ premiering on Disney Plus Hotstar, to ‘Behind Your Touch’ making its debut on Netflix, and ‘My Dearest’ hitting MBS, get ready to dive into the exciting world of Kdramas unfolding in August 2023.
Upcoming Korean Movies & Series In August 2023
Here are some of the upcoming Korean movies & series to watch in August 2023:
The webtoon with the same name is the inspiration for “Moving.” Lee Jung-ha, Go Youn-jung, and Kim Do-hon are the stars. It tells the tale of these three gifted classmates who come to terms with their abilities. Additionally, it features Ryu Seung-ryong, Han Hyo-joo, and Zo In-sung.
Platform: Disney+, Hulu
Release Date: Aug 9, 2023
Genres: Action, Thriller, Mystery, Supernatural
The story of Kim Mo Mi, a regular employee who is self-conscious about her appearance, is told in the webtoon Mask Girl. Kim Mo Mi performs as a broadcasting jockey( BJ) every night over the internet while hiding her face. The series follows Kim Mo Mi as her tumultuous life story develops as she unintentionally gets involved in a situation.
Release Date: Aug 18, 2023
Genres: Thriller, Comedy, Drama
The First Responders 2
The togetherness of the fire department, police force, and paramedic team is highlighted in “The First Responders” as they work together to help their city in every way possible. The National Forensic Service (NFS), the police, and the fire department will work more closely together as the second season approaches, emphasising their enhanced cooperation as they deal with unforeseen circumstances.
Platform: ENA, SBS, SBS Plus
Release Date: Aug 4, 2023
Genres: Action, Thriller, Mystery, Drama
The Joseon-era historical drama My Dearest depicts the story of Yoo Gil Chae (Ahn Eun Jin), a woman who still yearns for love after two failed marriages, and Lee Jang Hyun (Namgoong Min), a man who rejects marriage.
Release Date: Aug 4, 2023
Genres: Historical, Romance, Melodrama
We follow the life of a man who was born to a Korean father and a Filipino mother in “The Childe.” His goal is to establish a successful boxing career. He sets out on a trip to find his father by focusing on the Philippines. His path, however, suddenly turns when he becomes involved with questionable people.
Release Date: Jun 21, 2023
Genres: Action, Thriller, Crime, Drama
‘Elegant Empire’ stars Han Ji-wan, Kim Jin-woo, Kang Yul and Son Sung-yoon. It follows the love story of two people- a career-driven mother Seo Hee-jae and chairman of Empire Entertainment Jang Ki-yoon who work together to take revenge for the injustice done to their families.
Release Date: Aug 7, 2023
Destined With You
‘Destined With You’ is a fantasy romance drama that unfolds the enchanting love story of Lee Hong Jo (played by Jo Bo Ah), a civil servant. Her path crosses with a forbidden book that has been sealed away for three centuries. Unaware of the life-altering impact this encounter will have, she soon realizes that destiny has much in store for her.
Concurrently, Jang Shin Yu (portrayed by Rowoon), a brilliant lawyer, finds himself unwittingly ensnared by the very same forbidden book. This leads to unforeseen and magical repercussions that intricately weave their fates together, forever binding their destinies in ways they never could have anticipated.
Platform: jTBC, Netflix
Release Date: Aug 23, 2023
Genres: Law, Romance, Fantasy
Cold Blooded Intern
In ‘Cold Blooded Intern,’ we follow the journey of Ko Hae Ra (played by Ra Mi Ran) as she reenters the workforce as an intern following a seven-year hiatus. Amid her return, Ko Hae Ra finds herself entangled in inner conflict when she agrees to a sly and malicious proposition presented by her accomplished ex-colleague, Choi Ji Won (portrayed by Uhm Ji Won). But she manages to navigate these difficulties and conquer them because to her depth of life experience.
Platform: TVING, tvN
Release Date: Aug 11, 2023
Genres: Comedy, Life, Drama
The Killing Vote
Assigned with the mission to apprehend the vigilante known as ‘Dog Mask,’ police officers Kim Moo-chan and Joo-hyun join forces to put an end to his actions. Adapted from a 2015 webtoon titled ‘Kookminsahyungtopyo,’ ‘The Killing Vote’ or ‘National Death Penalty Vote’ takes inspiration from its source material to create its story.
Release Date: Aug 10, 2023
Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Horror
Behind Your Touch
‘Behind Your Touch,’ a comedy investigative drama, revolves around Bong Ye Bun (portrayed by Han Ji Min), a hardworking and inquisitive veterinarian. She unexpectedly develops psychometric talents, allowing her to see into the pasts of both people and animals. This is a remarkable turn of events.
This newly acquired talent comes in handy in Mujin, a peaceful rural community free of crime. Moon Jang Yeol (played by Lee Min Ki) enters the picture, seeking her unique abilities to facilitate his return to the Seoul criminal investigation team.
Platform: jTBC, Netflix, TVING
Release Date: Aug 12, 2023
Genres: Mystery, Comedy, Romance, Supernatural
My Lovely Boxer
‘My Lovely Boxer’ delves into the captivating realm of sports and drama, with its core narrative revolving around the extraordinary boxer, Lee Kwon Sook (portrayed by Kim So Hye), and the unscrupulous agent, Kim Tae Young (played by Lee Sang Yeob). Kim Tae Young is unabashedly immersed in match-fixing, driven by both financial gains and the success of his athletes, embodying a ruthless and calculating persona. Stepping into the role of Han Jae Min is the talented actor Kim Jin Woo, who portrays Lee Kwon Sook’s former love interest and also holds the position of vice principal at a preschool.
Release Date: Aug 21, 2023
Genres: Youth, Drama, Sports
In August 2023, Korean entertainment is set to take center stage with a lineup that caters to every taste and preference.
So here is the list of upcoming Korean movies and series in August 2023.