Top 7 K-Dramas and Films Coming Out in April 2022

Looking for your next K-drama series binge? Here we look at some of the best new Korean series and films to be released in April 2022.

7 K-Dramas and Films Coming Out in April 2022

1. Tomorrow

Release date: April 1

This new fantasy K-drama to be released on Netflix and airing on South Korea's MBC channel follows a team of "different" grim reapers who (contrary to their typical line of work of escorting the dead to their fate) attempt to save those who wish to die as part of a special mission.

The team is led by Goo-ryeon, played by veteran Korean actress Kim Hee-sun, the 420-year-old leader of the crisis control team at the "spirit management" headquarters.

Featuring several supernatural scenes and action-packed sequences, the series has a similar sci-fi feel to the Netflix hit K-drama hit The Uncanny Counter.

See the trailer of the series below.

2. Midnight

Release Date: April 5

This heart-pounding thriller film follows a cat and mouse chase between a psychopathic serial killer played by Squid Game actor Wi Ha-jun (who played detective Hwang Jun-ho in the Netflix series) and a deaf woman who works at a sign language call center.

The movie initially premiered on the big screen last year (featured at the New York Asian Film Festival) but it will be available for streaming/VOD services in the U.S. from April 5.

See the trailer of the film below.

3. Green Mother's Club

Release Date: April 6

The upcoming drama airing on South Korea's JTBC channel follows the story of five mothers in the same neighborhood who meet in an elementary school community setting, where psychological warfare and fierce competition ensues, according to South Korea's 10 Asia.

A voiceover in the trailer for the show, whose theme lends a Desperate Housewives meets The Stepford Wives feel, says: "Women who lose their own names and introduce themselves as 'so-and-so's mom,' pretending (or not pretending) to be wealthy on the outside, putting on and taking off a mask of greed—this cannot be avoided if you're a mother in South Korea."

See a teaser trailer of the series below.

4. Yaksha: Ruthless Operations

Release date: April 8

Everyone is questionable in Netflix's upcoming Korean spy action thriller set in the Chinese city of Shenyang, which is described to have "the highest density of spies," according to the film's teaser trailer, which concludes with: "This afternoon was just a teaser. The real war starts now."

The new film stars Squid Game actor Park Hae-soo (who was Sang-woo, contestant No. 218 in Netflix's runaway hit K-drama series) as a prosecutor who gets thrust into a war between spies while investigating the clandestine dealings of a black operations team under the national intelligence service and its notorious leader who set out to complete a mission.

The upcoming film features explosive car chases, shootouts and a roster of colorful personalities on the black ops team (including its youngest member played by Jinyoung from K-pop group GOT7).

Peppered with sarcastic banter and comical glances, Yaksha: Ruthless Operations has a bit of an Ocean's Eleven meets Mission Impossible/James Bond feel.

See a teaser trailer of the series below.

5. Our Blues

Release Date: April 9

This heart-warming drama—starring Squid Game actor Lee Byung-hun (who played the Front Man character in the series) among a host of other famed Korean actors—unfolds the bittersweet life stories of 14 main characters on the real-life idyllic Korean island of Jeju who are each at the beginning, climax or turning point of their lives.

The upcoming series will also mark BTS member Jimin's K-drama soundtrack debut, whose new song is slated to be featured in the first episode, according to NME.

Airing on tvN and to be released on Netflix in select regions, the show's star-studded cast also includes Shin Min-a (from Netflix's Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha), Parasite actor Lee Jung-eun (who played the housekeeper in the Oscar-winning film), Cha Seung-won (from Netflix's Night in Paradise), famed actress/singer Uhm Jung-hwa and Kim Woo-bin (Shin's real-life boyfriend).

The show also features long-time veteran Korean actresses Kim Hye-ja (known internationally for her haunting performance in the Bong Joon-ho murder mystery film Mother, which screened at Cannes Film Festival back in 2009) and Go Doo-shim.

See a teaser trailer of the series below.

6. My Liberation Notes

Release Date: April 9

The new Netflix series, also airing on JTBC, follows the story of three siblings (including one played by Lee El, seen in the Dr. Brain series on AppleTV+ and the Love and Leashes film on Netflix) and an enigmatic stranger (played by Son Seok-koo, from the D.P. series) who are looking to break free from the monotony of their daily lives.

See the official trailer of the series below.

7. Monstrous

Release date: April 29

The horror series is the latest work from Yeon Sang-ho, the film director of Train to Busan fame who also directed Netflix's recent K-drama hit Hellbound. Monstrous is co-written by Ryu Yong-jae, who is also a co-writer of the highly anticipated Korean spin of Money Heist series, which is also due for release later this year.

The supernatural thriller follows two archaeologists, including one played by Koo Kyo-hwan, who uncover a strange mystery.

The cryptic teaser posters for the series (the latest of which was unveiled on March 22) shows dramatic close-ups of both characters with one eye covered and a wider view of the pair with a haunting stare, with each featuring only the words: "Those who see its eyes get trapped in hell."

Koo was recently seen in the gripping Netflix series D.P., which was among the first K-dramas to be officially greenlit for a second season. He also starred in Kingdom: Ashin of the North on Netflix as Ai Dan Gan, who is slated to be a main character in the next installment of the Kingdom series, and in Peninsula, the sequel to Train to Busan.

Monstrous is among three K-drama series to be screened at the Cannes International Series Festival, which takes place from April 1 to 6. It will be released on South Korea's tvN channel on April 29, according to South Korea's Munhwa News.

See a teaser trailer of the series below.