We have witnessed many Korean dramas across the years. Some romantic some mysterious and other genres. Today we have gathered a list of dramas that have been adapted from Webtoons. Check it out below.
1. “All of Us Are Dead” / Schedule status: 2021 on Netflix
The webtoon named “Now at our School” by Joo DongKeun was declared to be adapted into a drama. It is a zombie-related webtoon constrained to readers under 18 years old, composed in 2009. It tells the story of those separated in a high school where a zombie virus has been spread and those who are trying to save them.
The drama will be a Netflix Original Korean drama under the title “All of Us Are Dead”. The PD of the drama is Lee JaeKyu who helped on dramas such as “The King 2 Hearts” and movies “Intimate Strangers”, “The Fatal Encounter”, and “The Influence”. Yoon ChanYoungand Park JiHoo were cast.
2. “Yumi’s Cells” / Schedule status: 2021
The webtoon “Yumi’s Cells” by Lee DongGeon was declared to be adapted into a drama. It tells the relatable story of YuMi an ordinary office worker in her 30s from the viewpoint of the cells of her head.
Studio Dragon and Studio N started the creation of the webtoon with 3 billion views collected. The drama aimed to air in 2021. Writer Song JaeSong is in charge, she worked on “Memories of the Alhambra”, “W”, “Queen InHyun’s Man”, “High Kick!”, and more. Kim GoEun confirmed to be the main role. Filming will start in the first half of 2021.
3. “D.P.” / Schedule status: 2021 on Netflix
The webtoon “D.P Dog Day” by Kim BoTong is announced to be adapted into a drama named “D.P”. It talks about a soldier who grabs deserters.
In 2015, the webtoon writer first announced that it will be adapted into a drama. In 2020, it was declared that the drama will be a 6 episodes Netflix Original drama. Jung HaeIn, Koo KyoHwan, Kim SungKyun, and Son SeokKoo are confirmed. The day of airing not announced but it will be released in 2021.
4. “Moving” / Schedule status: 2021
The supernatural webtoon “Moving” by Kang Full was declared to be adapted into a drama. It confides the story of a high school student who hides a secret to others and his parents.
The director Mo WanIl is in charge. Jo InSung, Han Hyo-Joo and Cha TaeHyun are in talks.
5. “Love Alarm 2” / Schedule status: From March 12
“Love Alarm” by Cheon KyeYeong is a webtoon about people that want to know their true soul in a community where people use an app to find out who likes them.
Netflix already released the first season featuring Kim SoHyun, Song Kang, and Jung GaRam in Summer 2019. The long waited season 2 will be released on March 12
6. “I Know But” / Schedule status: First half of 2021
The romance webtoon “I Know But” by Jung Seo was declared to be adapted into a drama. It tells the practical romance of NaBi who doesn’t believe in love but who wants to date and of Jason who is tired of dating but who wants to have “some”.
The drama will air on JTBC in the first half of 2021. The director Kim Karam, and writer Jung Won are in charge. Song Kang and Han SoHee are in talks for the drama.
7. “Leave Me Not” / Schedule status: From Feb. 26
The webtoon “Leave Me Not” by Park SunJae and RaHee is declared to be made into a web drama. It is a music fiction romance drama about the love and dreams of youthful people in their 20s with a focus on Park Yeon, one of the three musical wizards during Goryeo era, Min YooJung, a modern girl who is busking, and Lee Won a musician in the past century and currently a popular idol.
SF9’s Chani, Park JungYeon, and N.Flying’s Lee SeungHyub are cast as the lead actors. The drama will be accessible on Seezn from Feb. 26 and the channel SKY from March 5.
8. “Imitation” / Schedule status: From May
The webtoon “Imitation” composed by Park KyungRan was announced to be adapted into a drama. It confines the tales of idols in the entertainment industry.
The drama will air on KBS in the first half of 2021. Jung JiSo, ATEEZ’s YunHo, SeongHwa, JongHo, and San, SF9’s Chaniand HwiYoung, U-KISS’s Jun, T-ARA’s JiYeon, ex-PRISTIN’s LimNaYoung, Park Yuri, Ahn JungHoon, MinSeo, Boys’Republic’s SuWoong, g.o.d’s Danny Ahnand Shim EunJin are featured as cast.
9. “Navillera” / Schedule status: From March 22
The webtoon “Navillera” or “Like a Butterfly” composed by HUN and JiMin will be revised into a drama. In “Navillera”, an old man who begins ballet and a young man built a relationship through ballet. It tells the story of people who have dreams because we only live once.
PD Han DongHwa will be featured in the drama. Park InHwan, Song Kang, Na MoonHee and Hong SeungHee are cast. It will air on tvN from March 22.
10. “Taxi Driver” / Schedule status: From April
The webtoon “Deluxe Taxi” by Carlos and Lee JaeJin is to be adapted into the drama “Taxi Driver”. It says the story of a prototype taxi that takes revenge for its passengers.
Lee JeHoon, Esom, and APRIL’s NaEun are the lead actors. The drama will premiere this April on SBS.
11. “Hellbound” / Schedule status: 2021 on Netflix
The webtoon “The Hell” by Yeon SangHo and Choi KyuSuk is to be revised into a drama with the working title “Hellbound”. It tells the story that happens unexpectedly to humans when supernatural manifestation events occur to them. It is unknown if it is a blessing or a curse.
The drama will be a Netflix Original Series with 6 episodes. Director Yeon SangHo is in charge. Yoo AhIn, Park JungMin, Kim HyunJoo, Won JinAh, and more are verified for lead roles. No release date was released yet.
12. “Annarasumanara”/ Schedule status: 2021 on Netflix (TBA)
The webtoon “Annarasumanara” by Ha IlKwon was announced to be adapted into a drama. It tells the tale of Yun Ai who forfeited her dream of becoming a magician and is living in impossible circumstances. She meets a magician and slowly starts to want to realize her dream.
The director Kim SungYoon might be in charge of the adaptation. The drama would be adapted into a Netflix Original Series. Ji ChangWook, Hwang InYeop, and Choi SungEun are in talks.
13. “My Roommate Is A Gumiho” / Schedule status: First half of 2021
The fantasy story webtoon “A Falling Cohabitation” by Na is declared to be adapted into the drama called “My Roommate Is A Gumiho”. It is about a hundred years gumiho and a female university student who got tied to each other by accident. She swallows the gumiho’s fox orb by coincidence. They have to live together to unravel the issue before the orb breaks inside of her body in one year.
Jang KiYong and HyeRi are cast for the tvN drama. The drama was presumed to air in the second half of 2020 but will air in the first half of 2021.
14. “Mr. Robin” / Schedule status: 2021
The mystery thriller webtoon “Dr. Brain” by Mr. Hong will be adapted into the drama “Mr. Robin”. It confides the tale of a genius scientist and the incidents he faces while accessing the brain of dead people.
Director Kim JiWoon will be in charge. The drama will air on Apple TV with Lee SunKyun.
15. “The Sweet Blood” / Schedule status: TBA
The vampire romance webtoon “The Sweet Girl” by S and NalChi will be adapted into the web drama “The Sweet Blood”. The actual story was changed. It tells the love fiction of a half-vampire high school girl.
Bamboo Network created the web drama. Rookie actors such as Song ChaeYoon and Kim EoJin are cast.
16. “Not Yet 30”
The female-centred romance webtoon “Born in 1985” by HyeWon is declared to be adapted into a web drama, the momentary drama title is “Not Yet 30”. It tells the story of JiWon who met her first love SeungYu in a conference with a publisher.
The drama will be produced by Merry Christmas production. CNBLUE’s MinHyuk, Jung In Sun, EXID’s Hani and Song JaeRimare cast. The drama will be published on KakaoTV.
17. “Crime Puzzle”
The webtoon “Crime Puzzle” by Meen was declared to be adapted into a drama. It tells the tale of a criminal psychologist who murdered a powerful politician and has been locked down in prison and of the crime reviewer who lost her father because of him. They have an interview about murders that happened in prison.
Studio 329 will be in charge of the adaptation. Park HaeJin has the lead role.
18. “Oh ManSang and Prejudice”
The webtoon “Oh ManSang and Prejudice” by WanKyeol is announced to be adapted into a drama. It tells the tale of a man and woman who always confronts misunderstanding and racism.
The drama will publish on Channel A. Ji HyunWoo and Song HaYoon received the cast offer.
19. “She Would Never Know”
The drama “She Would Never Know” is based on a famous web novel of Elizeu published in 2017. JTBC studios and Jaedam Media published the first episode of the webtoon version on Jan. 4- just a few days before the start of the drama.
“She Would Never Know” explains the pull-and-push romance of a lovely sunbae and a handsome, sexy, serious, and straightforward hoobae. SF9’s RoWoon, Won JinAh, Lee HyunWook, and Lee JooBin are the main characters of this office romance. The drama will air on JTBC from Jan. 18.
20. “Semantic Error”
The web drama “Semantic Error” will be the modification of the web fiction “Semantic Error” composed by Jeosuri in 2018. The web novel was adapted into a webtoon in July 2020.
The campus BL “Semantic Error” notifies the romance of the game creator Choo SangWoo and the designer Jang JaeYoung. The web drama will be produced by Raemongraein Production. They are scheduling to complete the production in the first half of 2021 and air the web drama this year.
21. “Blue Spring From A Distance”
The campus life webtoon “Blue Spring From A Distance” also summarized “Seen from a Distance, Green Spring” by JiNyung is declared to be adapted into a drama. The words “Blue Spring From A Distance” imply that “if you look at life from far it looks like a comedy but if you look at it from close it is a tragedy”. Just like the title, it says the life of young people in their 20s who have to live the “Blue Spring From A Distance”. It is saying the issues university students have.
Park JiHoon, Kang MinAh, and Lee ShinYoung are verified for the lead roles. The drama will start filming this January.