Three of the most anticipated K-Dramas are back for their SECOND SEASON + other new series starting this July 2023

And just like that, the first half of 2023 is over and were now starting the second half with a massive opening of new series and returning K-dramas tempting us with yet another season.

1. Shadow Detective – Season 2 (형사록 시즌2)

  • Release date: July 5, 2023.
  • Airs on: Wednesday
  • Episode: 8
  • Genre: Mystery, Crime, Investigation, Drama.
  • Cast: Lee Sung Min, Jin Goo, Kyung Soo Jin, Lee Hak Joo, Kim Shin Rok.
  • Where to watch: Disney+, Hulu
  • Synopsis: Follow Taek Rok, a revered detective, as mysterious calls from an “old friend” thrust him into a dangerous game of deceit. With false accusations and relentless blackmail, he fights to expose the truth and clear his name.
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2. Summer, Love Machine Blues (오프닝 2023 – 썸머, 러브머신 블루스) 

  • Release date: July 13, 2023 – 16:00 KST (TVING) | July 16, 2023 – 22:40 KST (tvN)
  • Airs on: Thursday / Sunday
  • Episode: 1 (Part of the O’PENing 2023 7-part series)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast: Go Soo, Oh My Girl’s Arin, Yoon Jong Bin
  • Where to watch: TVING, tvN
  • Synopsis: Lee Soo, an adult goods shop owner, and Deu-rim, a second-time test taker, form an unlikely bond during a full-fledged road movie, benefiting from each other’s strengths as they embark on a unique journey of self-discovery.
  • Trailer/Teaser:

3. Not Others / Strangers (2023) (남남)

  • Release date: July 17, 2023.
  • Airs on: Monday, Tuesday
  • Episode: 12
  • Genre: Life, Comedy, Romance, Drama
  • Cast: Jeon Hye Jin, Choi Sooyoung, Ahn Jae Wook, Park Sung Hoon
  • Where to watch: ENA, Genie TV, Hulu
  • Synopsis: Follow the lives of a reckless mother and a cool daughter as they live together, their distinct personalities intertwining in an unconventional yet harmonious journey.
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4. Stroll / Walking (오프닝 2023 – 산책) 

  • Release date: July 20, 2023 – 16:00 KST (TVING) | July 23, 2023 – 22:40 KST (tvN)
  • Airs on: Thursday / Sunday
  • Episode: 1 (Part of the O’PENing 2023 7-part series)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast: Lee Soon Jae, Sun Woo Yong Nyeo, Lee Yeon Hee, Choi Dae Chul, Kim Ji Sung.
  • Where to watch: TVING, tvN
  • Synopsis: Meet Soon Jae, a coy elderly man who lives alone. He embraces the responsibility of walking Soondeong-i, the dog his late wife once lovingly cared for. Experience the inspirational journey of companionship and personal growth as they embark on their daily walks together.
  • Trailer/Teaser:

5. My Lovely Liar (소용없어 거짓말)

  • Release date: July 24, 2023.
  • Airs on: Monday, Tuesday
  • Episode: 16
  • Genre: Romance, Comedy, Mystery, Supernatural
  • Cast: Kim So Hyun, Hwang Min Hyun, Seo Ji Hoon
  • Where to watch: tvN
  • Synopsis: Follow the captivating story of Mok Sol Hee, a woman with the unique ability to detect lies, as she encounters an innocent man accused of murder, Kim Do Ha. Their intertwined fate tests her faith in others, leading them on a tumultuous journey through a world of distrust, secrets, and the relentless pursuit of truth.
  • Trailer/Teaser:

6. Longing for You (오랫동안 당신을 기다렸습니다)

  • Release date: July 26, 2023.
  • Airs on: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Episode: 14
  • Genre: Action, Thriller, Mystery, Drama
  • Cast: Na In Woo, Kim Ji Eun, Kwon Yool, Bae Jong Ok, Lee Kyu Han, Jung Sang Hoon
  • Where to watch: ENA
  • Synopsis: Detective Jin Sang joins the investigation to clear his younger brother Jin Woo’s name as a murder suspect. After Jin Woo’s exoneration, tragedy strikes when he is attacked and killed. Fueled by grief and determination, Jin Sang embarks on a relentless quest for justice and vengeance, delving into the criminal underworld to avenge his brother’s untimely death. 
  • Trailer/Teaser: TBA

7. Summer Cold (오프닝 2023 – 오프닝)

  • Release date: July 27, 2023 – 16:00 KST (TVING) | July 30, 2023 – 22:40 KST (tvN)
  • Airs on: Thursday / Sunday
  • Episode: 1 (Part of the O’PENing 2023 7-part series)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast: Uhm Ji Won, Park Ji Hwan, Gil Ha Yeon, Hwang Bo Ra, Cho Dong In, 
  • Where to watch: TVING, tvN
  • Synopsis: Immerse yourself in a summer-limited pure noir story about a woman caught in despair. She embarks on a life-threatening journey to protect a man, facing danger for the first time in her life the first time in her life.
  • Trailer/Teaser:

8. D.P. (Deserter Pursuit) – Season 2 (디피 시즌2)

  • Release date: July 28, 2023.
  • Airs on: Friday
  • Episode: 6
  • Genre: Action, Military, Drama
  • Cast: Jung Hae In, Koo Kyo Hwan, Son Suk Ku, Kim Sung Kyun, Ji Jin Hee, Kim Ji Hyun
  • Where to watch: Netflix
  • Synopsis: In the new season, D.P. will continue to explore the unfinished story of army deserters and delve into the painful realities they face during their military service.
  • Trailer/Teaser:

9. The Uncanny Counter Season 2: Counter Punch (경이로운 소문 시즌2)

  • Release date: July 29, 2023.
  • Airs on: Saturday, Sunday
  • Episode: 12
  • Genre: Action, Mystery, Comedy, Supernatural
  • Cast: Jo Byeong Gyu, Yoo Joon Sang, Kim Se Jeong, Yeom Hye Ran, Ahn Suk Hwan, Jin Sun Kyu, Kang Ki Young, Yoo In Soo
  • Where to watch: tvN, Netflix
  • Synopsis:
  • In the second season, the Counters, a group of demon hunters, unleash newfound powers to confront even stronger demons in an epic battle for survival.
  • Trailer/Teaser:

Stock-up on some snacks and and drinks and get ready for some late night binge-watching or weekend drama-thon with this new line-up of new Korean dramas scheduled for release in July 2023.

Source: https://www.kpoppost.com/

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