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6 Exciting August K-Drama Premieres

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This month’s six dramas of diverse genres are gearing up to premiere!


Here’s what to look forward to:


“The Road: The Tragedy of One”

The Road The Tragedy of One

Cast: Ji Jin Hee, Yoon Se Ah, Kim Hye Eun, Chun Ho Jin, Ahn Nae Sang, Kim Sung Soo, Kang Sung Min, etc.

Premiere Date:  August 4

Broadcast Details:  Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10: 50 p.m. KST on tvN

“The Road: The Tragedy of One” is a mystery drama about a tragic incident that takes place one night in the pouring rain – and the silence and cover-up that ensue, giving rise to many entangled secrets and leaving further tragedies in their wake. Ji Jin Hee will star in the drama as news anchor Baek Soo Hyun, while Yoon Se Ah will star as his wife and chaebol heiress Seo Eun Soo. Kim Hye Eun plays Cha Seo Young, a news anchor who seems to have the perfect life but always wants more.

“The Second Husband”

The Second Husband

Cast: Uhm Hyun Kyung, Cha Seo Won, Oh Seung Ah, Han Ki Woong, Chun Yi Seul, etc.

Premiere Date:  August 9

Broadcast Details:  Weekdays at 7: 05 p.m. KST on MBC

“The Second Husband” is a dramatic romance drama about a woman who seeks revenge after losing her family. Uhm Hyun Kyung is Bong Sun Hwa, who is framed for murder due to betrayal by her first husband Moon Sang Hyuk (Han Ki Woong). Cha Seo Won plays Bong Sun Hwa’s second husband Yoon Jae Min, who has a great personality and looks. Yoon Jae Min’s half-sister Yoon Jae Kyung (Oh Seung Ah) and Moon Sang Hyuk are in a strategic relationship to gain success.

“Police University”

Police University

Cast: Jinyoung, Cha Tae Hyun, Krystal, Lee Jong Hyuk, Hong Soo Hyun, Chu Young Woo, Yoo Young Jae, Lee Dal, Byun Seo Yoon, Choi Woo Sung, Seo Ye Hwa, etc.

Premiere Date:  August 9

Broadcast Details:  Mondays and Tuesdays at 9: 30 p.m. KST on KBS2

“Police University” will tell the story of the chaotic investigation that ensues when a professor at an elite police university teams up with his students. Jinyoung plays genius hacker Kang Sun Ho who unexpectedly enters the police university, while Krystal is Oh Kang Hee, a new student who has a powerful sense of justice and a straightforward personality. Cha Tae Hyun will star as their professor and passionate detective Yoo Dong Man.

“Check Out the Event”

Check Out the Event

Cast: Minah, Kwon Hwa Woon, An Woo Yeon, Lee Jin Hyuk, Nam Kyu Hee, Kim Young Sun, Kim Hee Chang, Lee Joo Myung, etc.

Premiere Date:  August 14

Broadcast Details:  Saturdays at 9: 50 p.m. KST on MBC

“Check Out the Event” is a romance drama about ex-lovers who win a couples trip in a lottery that they entered before breaking up. In order to go on the trip, they pretend to still be together as they travel to Jeju Island. Minah stars as Ha Song Yi, a coordinator at a botanical garden, while Kwon Hwa Woon is her ex Park Do Kyum, the vocalist of an indie band. An Woo Yeon plays their tour guide Seo Ji Kang, who develops feelings for Ha Song Yi during the trip. Check out a teaser here!


Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha2

Cast: Shin Min Ah, Kim Seon Ho, Lee Sang Yi, Gong Min Jung, Kim Young Ok, Jo Han Chul, In Gyo Jin, Lee Bong Ryun, Lee Suk Hyung, Cha Chung Hwa, Baekseung (EPEX), etc.

Premiere Date:  August 28

Broadcast Details:  Saturdays and Sundays at 9 p.m. KST on tvN

A remake of the film “Mr. Hong,” “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” is a romance drama that takes place in the seaside village of Gongjin. Shin Min Ah plays Yoon Hye Jin, a dentist with both beauty and brains who moves from Seoul to Gongjin. Kim Seon Ho is Hong Doo Shik, who is technically unemployed but an expert at odd jobs, helping everyone around town. Lee Sang Yi is set to play Ji Sung Hyun, a top variety show PD (producing director). Check out a teaser here!


“Lovers of the Red Sky”

Lovers of the Red Sky

Cast: Kim Yoo Jung, Ahn Hyo Seop, Gong Myung, Kwak Si Yang, Jang Hyun Sung, Kim Kwang Gyu, Moon Sook, Jo Sung Ha, Hong Kyung, Yoon Sa Bong, Song Won Seok, Hong Jin Ki, Jang Won Hyung, etc.

Premiere Date:  August 30

Broadcast Details:  Mondays and Tuesdays at 10 p.m. KST on SBS

“Lovers of the Red Sky” is a historical fantasy romance drama based on a novel by Jung Eun Gwol, whose novels “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” and “The Moon Embracing the Sun” have also been adapted into hit dramas. Kim Yoo Jung is Hong Chun Gi, the Joseon dynasty’s only female painter who was born blind but miraculously regains vision, while Ahn Hyo Seop is blind astrologer Ha Ram, who is able to read the stars despite losing his sight.