[HanCinema's News] 10 Korean Drama Actresses We're Excited to See Once Again in 2021

The roster of 2021 K-Dramas is already looking more promising than ever before with a beautiful blend of thrillers, romance, comedy and more. What is even more exciting is the fact that a lot of the most beloved actresses in Korean television will be coming back this year to create some more iconic dramas and fans cannot be any more delighted about the same.


Park Shin-hye

One of the most popular actresses in the industry of Korean dramas, Park Shin-hye is ready to enthral us once more with her upcoming drama "Sisyphus: The Myth" where she plays the role of Kang Seo-hae, a woman from the future who travels against time to save Han Tae-seul when she discovers a mysterious link between their fates.

Kim So-hyun

Fans couldn't be more excited about the return of actress Kim So-hyun in the female-driven historical drama "River Where the Moon Rises" especially since she'll be acting alongside everyone's favourite Ji Soo, who has finally landed himself the main lead role. There's a reason why Kim So-hyun is known as the 'Queen of sageuk' and that is all the more reason for the excitement towards this drama.

Jun Ji-hyun

Jun Ji-hyun returns to television after a painfully long time with her upcoming drama "Jirisan" and fans of the actress simply cannot wait. "Jirisan" tells the story of park rangers at Mount Jiri who go on rescue missions to save people there. She will be acting alongside Ju Ji-hoon which is amplifying the anticipation for the drama manifold.

Park Bo-young

Park Bo-young will be back in 2021 with Seo In-guk for the drama "Doom at Your Service". Not only is the lead pair visually extraordinary but the plot of the drama seems novel and unique as well. It is certainly not something that has been done before and the concept of a walking 'doomsday' is interesting to say the least.


Hyeri is one of the most beloved actresses in the industry and she's all set to return with her upcoming drama "My Roommate Is a Gumiho" alongside Jang Ki-yong. Hyeri plays a college girl, Lee Dam who ends up swallowing a gumiho's precious fox bead. In order to resolve this situation, the two end up living under the same roof. Hyeri is evidently incredible at romance comedies and fans cannot wait for her return.

Jeon Yeo-bin

The cold and collected documentary director from "Be Melodramatic" finally returns to the small screen with one of the most anticipated dramas of 2021, "Vincenzo" alongside actor Song Joong-ki. She plays Hong Cha-yeong, a fiercely independent and sharp-tongued lawyer who doesn't hold back when it comes to her own benefit. Clearly, this is the perfect role for her and fans cannot wait to see the chemistry that develops between the two main leads despite their personalities and agendas.

Kim Yoo-jung

Kim Yoo-jung is all set to appear in "Lovers of the Red Sky", another female-oriented historical drama alongside Ahn Hyo-seop. It will be a fantasy drama which charts the life of Hong Chun-gi, the only recorded female painter from the Joseon Dynasty. Knowing her beautiful record of historical dramas, "Lovers of the Red Sky" is sure to be another beaming success.

Ryu Hye-young

Everyone's favourite 'noona' from "Answer Me 1988" will be back again as another genius law student in the upcoming drama "Law School" alongside Kim Beom where exceptional students and their equally extraordinary Professors navigate the complicated world of justice and the law.

Bae Doona

Bae Doona is one of the most critically acclaimed actresses in the industry and the fact that she will be returning alongside Gong Yoo, another highly critically appreciated actor for the science-fiction thriller "The Silent Sea" is a treat in and of itself for K-Drama fans all over the world.

Kim Hye-yoon

Finally, the powerhouse of talent Kim Hye-yoon will also be coming back in 2021 with her upcoming drama "Snowdrop" alongside actor Jung Hae-in, Yoo In-na and Jisoo. "Snowdrop" is highly anticipated, especially considering the incredible cast. The setting of the story in 1987 and the fact that the drama is based on the handwritten notes of a man who escaped from a political prison camp in North Korea is certainly piquing viewers' interest.

By Ishani Sarkar