park solomon choi woo-shik feb 2024 dramas

As we settle into the early days of 2024, some production companies, streaming platforms and television networks have already announced exciting new K-drama premieres in February.

As we await a new season of hit zombie series All Of Us Are Dead, catch Park Lomon in a whole new light as he leads the upcoming body-swap rom-com Branding in Seongsu Dong as a cheeky intern who becomes entangled with his workaholic boss. tvN Lunar New Year special Grand Shining Hotel follows a woman and her boss as they become trapped in a horror novel.

In Wedding Impossible, a gay chaebol heir enters a contract marriage with a struggling actress to further both their careers. Meanwhile Lee Jae-wook and Lee Jun-young play a pair of best friends hellbent on taking over a major conglomerate in Royal Loader.

Meanwhile, Netflix has confirmed the premiere of thriller series A Killer Paradox, led by Parasite star Choi Woo-shik as well as rising actor Son Suk-ku (D.P., My Liberation Notes). In it, Choi will play a student turned vigilante killer at the heart of a murder mystery, while Son stars as the detective hellbent on hunting him down.

Stay tuned for more K-dramas premiering this coming February.

Here’s all the upcoming K-dramas premiering in February 2024

Branding in Seongsu Dong

Starring All Of Us Are Dead’s Park Lomon and The Veil’s Kim Ji-eun, this upcoming office rom-com follows the chaos that ensues after a playful intern and his boss share an unexpected kiss and wind up swapping bodies. Park plays So Eun-ho, the oldest intern at a marketing firm. Described as a “YOLO” enthusiast, his carefree approach to life and work causes him to clash with his workaholic boss, Kang Na-on (played by Kim) at every turn.

The youngest marketing team leader, Na-on spent her entire adult life focused on succeeding in the workplace, sacrificing friendships and romance along the way. However, a foolish encounter with one of her interns threatens to turn her life upside down.

Episodes: 8
Cast: Park Lomon, Kim Ji-eun, Yang Hye-ji, Kim Ho-young
Director and Screenwriter: Choi Sun-mi, Jeon Seong-yeong
How to watch: Branding in Seongsu Dong will premiere via U+ Mobile TV on February 5.

A Killer Paradox

This upcoming Netflix thriller is based on the 2010 award-winning webtoon of the same name. Parasite’s Choi Woo-shik stars as Lee Tang, a college student who accidentally murders a serial killer. Belatedly learning that his victim had been a criminal, Lee Tang soon realises – or convinces himself – that he possesses the innate ability to sense and eliminate evildoers.

Meanwhile, Son Suk-ku (D.P.) plays detective Jang Gang-nam, who initially leads the investigation on Lee Tang’s first victim. As Lee Tang’s own crimes escalate, the detective grows even more relentless in his pursuit of the student-turned-killer.

Episodes: 8
Cast: Choi Woo-shik, Son Suk-ku, Lee Hee-joon
Director and Screenwriter: Lee Chang-hee, Kim Da-min
How to watch: A Killer Paradox will premiere globally via Netflix on February 9

Grand Shining Hotel

tvN’s upcoming Lunar New Year drama special follows Yoo Ah-young (Jung In-sun) as an employee at a publishing company and aspiring novelist who accidentally gets transported into the fictional world of a horror novel. To make matters worse, she finds that her crush and boss Song Woo-bin (Lee Ji-hoon) has also been trapped there with her.

The pair soon realise that they have become the next targets of the novel’s main antagonist, a serial killer, and struggle to escape his grasp and leave the world. They later decide to uncover the identity of the novel’s author, who seems to have a grudge against Woo-bin.

Episodes: 1
Cast: Lee Ji-hoon, Jung In-sun, Kim Jae-kyung, Jung Jin-woon, Seo Ye-hwa
Director and Screenwriter: Myung Hyun-woo
How to watch: Grand Shining Hotel premieres February 10 on tvN, and will then be able to stream on TVING

Wedding Impossible

Adapted from the webtoon of the same name, Wedding Impossible follows gay chaebol heir Koo Jung-yeol (Moon Sang-min), who proposes a fake marriage to unknown actress Oh Da-jeong (Jeon Jong-seo) for both their benefits. While she accepts, Jung-yeol’s brother Chan-yeol (Kim Do-wan) attempts to end the relationship, resulting in a clash between him and the bride-to-be.

Episodes: 12
Cast: Moon Sang-min, Jeong Jong-seo, Kim Do-wan and Bae Yoon-kyung
Director and Screenwriter:
How to watch: Wedding Impossible will premiere on tvN on February 26

Royal Loader

In Disney+’s upcoming business drama, Lee Jae-wook and Lee Jun-young play duo of best friends who will stop at nothing to take over one of the most powerful conglomerates in the nation. Born into an impoverished family, Kang In-ha (Lee Jun-young) is a charming young man determined to succeed. He later discovers that he is the illegitimate son of the chairman of Kang Oh Group, but is shunned by his family.

Determined to claim his place in the conglomerate, he teams up with his childhood friend, the cold-hearted Han Tae-oh (Lee Jae-wook) and plot to seize control of the group together. Through the years, the duo’s plans seems to be going smoothly, until they cross paths with Na Hye-won (Hong Su-zu), a young wman just as power-hungry with a troubled past of her own.

Episodes: TBA
Cast: Lee Jae-wook, Lee Jun-young and Hong Su-zu
Director and Screenwriter: Min Yeon-hong and Choi Won
How to watch: Royal Loader will premiere via Disney+ on February 28 and will also stream on Disney+

Pyramid Game

Led by Twenty Five, Twenty One actress and singer Bona, the upcoming Pyramid Game is adapted from the 2020-2022 webtoon of the same name. The story revolves around Sung Soo-ji (Bona), a new transfer at a girls’ high school. She is then made to participate in a mysterious vote alongside her classmates called the Pyramid Game.

Soo-ji later learns that the monthly was similar to a popularity vote. However, the lowest ranked student would become the target of school violence for the following month. Receiving zero votes as a new student, she becomes a victim of her classmates, with no one else seeming to care.

Episodes: 10
Cast: Bona, Jang Da-A, Yoo Da-in and Shin Seul-ki
Director and Screenwriter: Park Soyeon, Choi Soo-yi
How to watch: Pyramid Game will premiere via TVING on February 29

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