New K-dramas are just around the corner and May has some exciting releases in store for us. We can expect fantasy and dystopian Kdramas starring Go Kyung-pyo and Jang Ki-yong. It could even be that a specific series is the next Squid Game. Plus, great actor Song Kang-ho makes his TV debut this month!

Without further ado, we present to you the K-dramas that will be released in May 2024:

  • Frankly Speaking

Frankly Speaking

  • Release date: May 1
  • Main actors: Go Kyung-pyo, Kang Han-na, Joo Jong-hyuk
  •  Netflix

Plot : Song Ki-baek is a presenter whose life is turned upside down following a disorder that pushes him to speak without thinking. He then ends up with On Woo-ju, a variety show writer who thinks he will make a great addition to her romance variety show. New episodes of this drama will air every Wednesday and Thursday at 20:50 p.m. (KST).

  • The Atypical Family

The Atypical Family

  • Release date: May 4:
  • Main actors: Jang Ki-yong, Chun Woo-hee, Go Doo-shim, Claudia Kim
  • JTBC

Plot : Also known as Although I Am Not A Hero, this fantasy drama features Bok Gwi-joo and his unique family, all of whom were born with a specific supernatural power. However, modern scourges such as insomnia and smartphone addiction are making them lose their powers. The arrival of Do Da-hae, a woman with a superpower, will change the situation.

  • The Midnight Romance in Hagwon

K-dramas arriving in May 2024 on Netflix, Disney+, and more K-Sélection

  • Release date: May 11
  • Main actors: Wi Ha-joon, Jung Ryeo-won
  • tvN, TVING, Netflix

Plot : Renowned director of Something in the Rain and One Spring Night, Ahn Pan-seok signs a new slice-of-life romance. This time it involves an academy instructor named Seo Hye-jin and a student, Lee Joon-ho, who has a crush on her. Ten years later, Joon-ho returns as a teacher and it doesn’t take long for sparks to fly.

  • Crash

K-dramas arriving in May 2024 on Netflix, Disney+, and more K-Sélection

  • Release date: May 13
  • Main actors: Lee Min-ki, Kwak Sun-young, Heo Sung-tae, Lee Ho-chul, Moon Hee
  • Channel: ENA

Plot : With 12 episodes, which will air every Monday and Tuesday at 22:00 p.m. (KST), the crime comedy Crash depicts the escapades of the Traffic Crime Investigation Team (TCI) who tackle crimes such such as insurance fraud, retaliatory conduct, and more. At the center of the series are Cha Yeon-ho (the new head of TCI, a KAIST graduate), an ace named Min So-hee, a former homicide detective named Jeong Chae-man, and the rest of their team .

  • Treat Me Carelessly

K-dramas arriving in May 2024 on Netflix, Disney+, and more K-Sélection

  • Release date: May 13
  • Main actors: Kim Myung-soo, Lee Yoo-young
  • Channel: KBS

Plot : Adapted from the webtoon of the same name, this drama features a romance between two unlikely people. We thus discover the development of a relationship between Shin Yun-bok, a 21st century MZ scholar with a deep sense of humanity and wisdom, and Kim Hong-do, a woman tired of being treated with indifference. New episodes of this series will air every Monday and Tuesday at 22:00 p.m. (KST).

  • Uncle Samsik

K-dramas arriving in May 2024 on Netflix, Disney+, and more K-Sélection

  • Main cast: Song Kang-ho, Byun Yo-han, Lee Kyu-hyung, Seo Hyun-woo, Jin Ki-joo
  • Release date: May 15
  • Channel: Disney+

Plot : It is with this series that the famous actor and best known for his work in Parasite, Song Kang-ho makes his television debut! Set in the 1960s, this historical Kdrama traces a turbulent period in South Korean history during which Park Doo-chil (affectionately known as Uncle Sam-sik) and Kim San become acquainted. The latter is an ambitious man who dreams of making Korea a strong nation where everyone lives well. Will they succeed in making this dream come true?

  • The 8 Show

The 8 Show

  • Release date: May 17
  • Main cast: Ryu Jun-yeol, Chun Woo-hee, Park Jeong-min, Lee Yul-eum, Park Hae-joon, Lee Zoo-young, Moon Jeong-hee, and Bae Seong-woo
  • Netflix

Plot : In the same vein as Squid Game, The 8 Show also confronts the participants with a game situation but this time, it concerns eight people who are in great need of money. They are therefore sent to a studio where they must last 100 days to win a prize of 44,8 billion won. What is the trap? The cost of all basic necessities is much higher than normal and is deducted from the amount earned.

Which Kdrama are you looking forward to seeing in May? Which one do you think could become the best of 2024?