Five Exciting K-Drama Releases This Coming April 2023 To Watch

New Korean drama releases in April 2023

If you are a Korean drama lover and always on the hunt for new Korean series to watch, here are five new releases this coming April 2023 to choose from. 

1. Paper Moon - Release date: April 10. Genre: Suspense-thriller. Number of episodes: 10. Network: ENA. Lead cast: Kim Seo-hyung, Yoo Sun, Lee Chun-hee, Seo Young-hee, Yoon Bora.

Paper Moon Korean drama


Yoo Yi-hwa (Kim Seo-hyung) is a bored and dissatisfied wife whose husband is indifferent to her. She takes up a job at a bank as a contract worker. 

She soon starts to embezzle money from the bank’s VIPs which leads to a chain of events. This drama is a Korean adaptation of a Japanese novel, Kami no Tsuki.

Stealer: The treasure keeper

2. Stealer: The Treasure Keeper. Release date: April 12. Genre: Action-Comedy. Number of episodes: 12. Network: TVING, tvN, VIU. Lead cast: Joo Won, Lee Joo-woo, Jo Han-chul, Kim Jae-won, and Choi Hwa-jung


This drama is an action-comedy to be broadcast on tvN/TVING comes April 12, 2023. Joo Won will be taking on the double role of both Hwang Dae Myung, a civil servant of the Cultural Heritage Administration, and the mysterious cultural asset thief, Skunk.

Hwang Dae-myung will be suspected of having a connection with a mysterious cultural property thief known as Skunk. He then joins an unofficial cultural asset recovery team named Karma to hunt down the thief and fight those who cannot be judged by the law.

Hwang Dae-myung is known to be a bit lazy, taking naps while on the job, and is only excited to use all his vacation leaves. He enjoyed a relaxed life until the treasure thief, Skunk, emerged.

3. Queen Maker. Release date: April 14. Genre: Business drama. Number of episodes: 12. Network: NetFlix. Lead cast: Kim Hee-ae, Moon So-ri

Queen Maker Korean drama

Synopsis (from Asianwiki):

Hwang Do-Hee (Kim Hee-Ae) works as a general manager for a strategic planning team at Eunsung Group. She is good at dealing with public opinion. She takes care of disturbing cases for the company and she is highly trusted by her employers.

One day, she joins Oh Kyung-Sook's (Moon So-Ri) campaign to become the mayor of Seoul. Oh Kyung-Sook is a human rights lawyer, who often went up against Eunsung Group. She decided to run for mayor with the goal of fighting for the weak.

During the election, Oh Kyung-Sook and Hwang Do-Hee often butt head with differing opinions, but they strive for the same end goal. That is to make Oh Kyung-Sook the mayor of Seoul.

4. Queen of the Mask. Release date: April 24. Genre: Thriller-Mystery. Number of episodes: 16. Network: Channel A. Lead cast: Kim Sun-a, Oh Yoon-ah, Shin Eun-jung, and Yoo Sun.

Kim Sun-a in Queen of the mask
Kim Sun-a in Queen of the Mask


A group of four friends gets involved in a murder. The three of them pinned down their friend as guilty of the murder, forcing her to flee the country. Ten years later, she returns and uncovers the truth.

5. Dr. Romantic season 3. Release date: April 28. Genre: Medical drama. Number of episodes: 16. Network: SBS. Lead cast: Han Suk-kyu, Ahn Hyo-seop, Lee Sung-kyung

Doctor Romantic season 3 Korean drama


Boo Yong-Joo (Han Suk-Kyu) calls himself Dr. Romantic and is called Teacher Kim. He is a weird doctor who does not want to socialize with others. Boo Yong-Joo runs the shabby clinic Doldam.

Cha Eun-Jae (Lee Sung-Kyung) is a 2nd-year fellow for surgery. She is smart and confident. She has never experienced discouragement or failure.

Seo Woo-Jin (Ahn Hyo-Seop) is a 2nd-year fellow for surgery. He has excellent skills in surgery. His personality is cynical. Because he went through a tough life, he does not believe in happiness.

Cha Eun-Jae and Seo Woo-Jin meet the unusual doctor Teacher Kim. They grow as humans and doctors with their experience with Teacher Kim.

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