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Upcoming Korean Movies and Series Releasing in August 2023: Destined With You, My Dearest and more



The month of July was a mixed bag of romance and thrillers with 2 PM’s Lee Jun-ho and Girls Generations’ YoonA, swooning us with their hearty chemistry and fun comic moments in King The Land, the end of our favourite horror show Revenant, starring Kim Tae-ri in her best.

We also welcomed our beloved counters, So-Mun, Han-na, Mo-tak and Mae-ok helping us once again with the evil spirits in The Uncanny Counter 2 and concluded the emotional ride of the reincarnating lovers Ban Ji-eum (Shin Hye-sun) and Moon Seo-ha (Ahn Bo-hyun).

This month we are blessed with the highly anticipated Destined With You, featuring Rowoon and Jo Bo-ah, the mysterious Mask Girl, Han Ji-min and Lee Min-ki’s detective series Behind Your Touch and more.

Here are some of the upcoming movies and series to watch in August 2023:

The Childe

Cast: Kim Seon-ho , Kang Tae-joo, Kim Kang-woo and Go Ara

The Childe follows a man with a Korean father and a Filipino mother who dreams of becoming a professional boxer. He journeys to the Philippines with the intention of finding his father but ends up getting involved with unsavoury characters.

Release Date: August 4

Where to watch: Theatre

My Dearest

Cast: Namkoong Min, Ahn Eun-jin, Lee Hak-joo, Lee Da-in, and Kim Yun-woo

My Dearest is a historical drama, set in the Joseon dynasty and it portrays a romantic tale between Lee Jang Hyun (Namgoong Min), a man who refuses to marry, and Yoo Gil Chae (Ahn Eun Jin), a woman who still hopes to find love despite two unsuccessful marriages.

Release Date: August 4

Where to watch: OTT

The First Responders Season 2

Cast: Kim Rae-won, Son Ho-jun, Gong Seung-yeon

The First Responders revolves around the fire department, police force, and paramedic team who unite to assist their city in every possible way. In the upcoming season 2, the enhanced collaboration among the fire department, police force, and National Forensic Service (NFS) will be highlighted as they confront unforeseen circumstances.

Release Date: August 4

Where to watch: OTT

Elegant Empire

Cast: Kim Jin-woo, Han Ji-wan, Kang Yul, Son Sung-yoon and Lee Sang-bo

In the world of entertainment, The Elegant Empire depicts the quest of a man and woman seeking retribution with sophistication and urgency. Their pursuit involves uncovering the secrets that powerful entities have concealed, leading to the loss of their former lives and justice.

Release Date: August 7

Where to watch: OTT


Cast: Lee Jung-ha, Ryu Seung-ryong, Han Hyo-joo, Jo In-sung, Kim Sung-kyun, Go Yoon-jung, and Kim Do-hoon

The upcoming superhero action drama titled Moving is inspired by a webtoon and revolves around teenagers possessing extraordinary abilities that are concealed from the world. Unbeknownst to them, their parents carry a painful secret from their past. Together, they unite to combat formidable dark forces that pose a threat to various generations spanning different time periods.

Release Date: August 9

Where to watch: OTT

The Killing Vote

Cast: Park Hae-jin, Park Sung-woong, Lim Ji-yeon

The Killing Vote is based on a webtoon and revolves around an enigmatic character named “Dog Mask”. This individual conducts a death penalty poll across the country, targeting dangerous criminals who evade the law’s detection. If the majority of citizens vote in favour of executing a criminal, Dog Mask takes it upon themselves to carry out the sentence without official authorization, claiming it to be an act of fairness.

Release Date: August 10

Where to watch: OTT

Cold Blooded Intern

Cast: Ra Mi-ran, Uhm Ji-won

Cold Blooded Intern follows Ko Hae Ra (Ra Mi Ran) as she returns to work as an intern after a seven-year absence. Ko Hae Ra encounters internal turmoil when she accepts a cunning and nasty proposal from her successful former coworker Choi Ji Won (Uhm Ji Won), but she manages it by drawing on her years of social life experience.

Release Date: August 11

Where to watch: TVING

Behind Your Touch

Cast: Han Ji-min, Lee Min-ki, Suho

Director: Kim Suk-Yoon

The comedy investigative drama Behind Your Touch is about a diligent and busybody veterinarian, Bong Ye Bun (Han Ji Min), who somehow gains psychometric abilities to see both people and animals’ pasts in Mujin, a small rural village free of crime, and Moon Jang Yeol (Lee Min Ki), who needs her abilities to rejoin the Seoul criminal investigation team.
Release Date: August 12

Where to watch: OTT

Mask Girl

Cast: Go Hyun-jung, Nana, Ahn Jae-hong, Yeom Hye-ran, Choi Daniel

Based on a webtoon, Mask Girl tells the story of Kim Mo Mi, a regular employee who is self-conscious about her appearance. Every night, Kim Mo Mi works as a broadcasting jockey (BJ) over the internet while wearing a mask. The series shows Kim Mo Mi’s turbulent life tale, which unfolds as she inadvertently becomes entangled in an incident.

Release Date: August 18

Where to watch: OTT

My Lovely Boxer

Cast: Lee Sang-yeob, Kim So-hye

My Lovely Boxer revolves around the world of sports and drama, centred on the exceptional boxer, Lee Kwon Sook (Kim So Hye), and the ruthless agent, Kim Tae Young (Lee Sang Yeob). Unapologetically involved in match-fixing for financial gain and the triumph of his athletes, Kim Tae Young is a cold-blooded character. The talented actor Kim Jin Woo takes on the role of Han Jae Min, Lee Kwon Sook’s former love interest and the vice principal of a preschool.

Release Date: August 21

Where to watch: OTT

Destined with You

Cast: Jo Bo Ah, Rowoon

Destined With You is a fantasy romance drama that narrates the love tale of Lee Hong Jo (Jo Bo Ah), a civil servant, who stumbles upon a forbidden book sealed away for three centuries. Little does she know that this chance encounter with the mysterious book will change her life forever. On the other hand, Jang Shin Yu (Rowoon), a brilliant lawyer, becomes an unwitting victim of the very same forbidden book, leading to unexpected and magical consequences that bind their destinies together.

Release Date: August 23

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