7 New KDramas To Watch Out For In August 2021

Credit: Netflix | KBS2

Credit: Netflix | KBS2

Kdrama fans are up for some amazing new series to watch out for in the coming days. And to help you keep track of the dates to mark on your calendars, we have compiled all the new Kdramas scheduled to release in August 2021.

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The Road: Tragedy of One

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Credit: tvN

Premiere Date: August 4
Original Network: tvN
Streaming Site: iQiyi

tvN's upcoming Kdrama The Road: Tragedy Of One is a mystery drama set in the luxurious neighborhood where the top 1% of Koreans live. The series revolves around the dark secrets and scandals of the residents of the "Royal The Hill."

Ji Jin-Hee will portray the character of Baek Soo Hyun, a credible news anchor who has a cold-blooded side unknown to many. SKY Castle actress Yoon Se Ah will star as a privileged heiress of one of South Korea's biggest conglomerates named Seo Eun Soo. Her character seems to have everything she lays her eyes on and will do everything to protect her precious family.

Another character to watch out for is Cha Seo Young, which will be played by Kim Hye Eun. Cha Seo Young is an ambitious news anchor who gets involved in a tragedy that took place in the neighborhood.

Mystery and suspense will make the story much more interesting. As a tragic incident takes place on a night in the pouring rain, Seo Eun Soo tries to discover what caused the sudden tragedies in her life. As the night grew deeper, the silence that tries to cover up many entangled secrets leads to another tragedy on the same day.

The Road: Tragedy Of One will air its episodes every Wednesday and Thursday at 10:50 PM KST on tvN. All episodes will be simultaneously available for online streaming through iQiyi. English subtitles will also be included.

The Second Husband

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Credit: MBC

Premiere Date: August 9
Original Network: MBC
Streaming Site: KOCOWA

The Second Husband is a dramatic romance drama that tells the story of a woman who loses her family and eventually seeks revenge for the incident that happened. This MBC upcoming drama will star Uhm Hyun Kyung as Bong Sun Hwa, who is being framed by her first husband Moon Sang Hyuk (Han Ki Woong) for murder.

On the other hand, Cha Seo Won will portray the character of Yoon Jae Min, Bong Sun Hwa's second husband, who, in contrast to her first husband, has a great personality and pleasing visuals.

Making the storyline interesting, a series of betrayals will surround the lead characters. Specifically, Yoon Jae Min's half-sister Yoon Jae Kyung (Oh Seung Ah) and Moon Sang Hyuk are in a strategic relationship to gain success.

The Second Husband will start airing on August 9 and will release new episodes on weekdays at 7:05 PM KST on MBC. English subtitled episode highlights will also be available in KOCOWA.

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Police University

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Credit: KBS

Premiere Date: August 9
Original Network: KBS2
Streaming Site: Viki

Police University is a new Korean drama series set on an elite police university campus. The series will portray the chaotic relationship between the passionate detective-turned-professor Yoo Dong Man (Cha Tae Hyun), who dedicates his life to chasing criminals, and the former hacker Kang Sun Ho (Jung Jin Young) who becomes his student in the police university.

Basically, the drama will portray realistic conflicts and interactions between a university professor and his troublemaker students, who all wanted to pursue their dreams as police officers.

Former f(x) member Krystal Jung will also star in the KBS2 drama as Oh Kang Hee, a new student who has a powerful sense of justice and a straightforward personality. The actress is expected to show impressive chemistry with Cha Tae Hyun and Jung Jin Young as they solve cases while learning from each other.

Police University is scheduled to release its first episode on August 9. The Kdrama will air every Monday and Tuesday at 9:30 PM KST on KBS2. Consecutively, the episodes will be available for online streaming through Viki and KOCOWA.

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Check Out The Event

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Credit: MBC

Premiere Date: August 14
Original Network: MBC
Streaming Site: TBA

Check Out The Event is a mellow and romance drama that tells the story of ex-lovers Ha Song Yi (Bang Minah) and Park Do Gyeom (Kwon Hwa Woon), who win a couple-trip event that they entered before ending things between them. The two try to pretend that they are still a couple and participate in the couple trip event along with other couples in Jeju Island.

Check Out The Event will premiere on August 14 at MBC. New episodes will be released every Saturday at 9:50 PM KST.

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Premiere Date: August 27
Original Network: Netflix
Streaming Site: Netflix

D.P. will revolve around the difficult mission of Private Ahn Joon-ho (Jung Hae In), who suddenly ends up becoming a member of the "Deserter Pursuit" unit. The unit tracks down military deserters.

Private Ahn will take the lead after being recognized by a senior officer for his impressive skills. How he handles and overcomes this new responsibility is a huge factor to have viewers anticipate for its upcoming release.

Actors Koo Kyo-hwan and Kim Sung Kyun will play as soldiers included in the D.P. unit. At the same time, Son Seok Koo will portray the character of a military official that disapproves of the members of the unit.

Based on a webtoon penned by artist Kim Bo-tong, the piece exceeded 10 million views for its interesting and realistic view of the many violence and human rights violations committed inside the military.

D.P. will start airing on Netflix on August 27.

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Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

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Credit: tvN

Premiere Date: August 28
Original Network: tvN
Streaming Site: Netflix

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha is a romantic-comedy Kdrama set in the seaside village of Gongjin. The series revolves around a romance created between a pragmatic dentist and a handsome neighborhood handyman.

Shin Min Ah will play Yoon Hye-jin, a pragmatic dentist who opens up her own dental clinic in the seaside village of Gongjin. Although having both beauty and brains, she has a clumsy side that contradicts her strict and perfectionist personality. In reality, she has a warm heart that attracts good happenings.

On the other hand, Kim Seon Ho portrays an unemployed handsome, and smart man named Hong Du-Sik who tries his best to take on odd jobs and help everyone in the village. The character is dubbed as a jack of all trades.

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha will start airing on August 27 on tvN. New episodes will be released every Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 PM KST. The series will continuously be available for online streaming through Netflix.

Lovers of the Red Sky

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Credit: Viu

Premiere Date: August 30
Original Network: SBS
Streaming Site: Viu

Lovers of the Red Sky (Hong Cheon Gi) is a historical fantasy romance drama based on a novel of the same name. Penned by artist Jung Eun Gwol, who also worked with Sungkyunkwan Scandal and The Moon Embracing The Sun, both also adapted into hit Kdramas, Lovers of the Red Sky tells the story of Hong Cheon Gi (Kim Yoo Jung), Joseon dynasty's first female painter.

As Hong Cheon Gi stays in the palace for the Dohwaseo (Korean Royal Academy of Painting), she gets entangled in a love triangle with Ha Ram (Ahn Hyo Seop), a blind officer who is knowledgeable in astronomy and meteorology, and the Grand Prince Anpyeong (Gong Myung), who has an interest with arts.

Lovers of the Red Sky will start airing on August 30 on SBS. New episodes for the Kdrama will be released every Monday and Tuesday at 10:00 PM KST. International fans can also view the series through the online streaming platform Viu.

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