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[Ishani's Picks] Top 10 Korean Actors Who Are Booked and Busy in 2022

Ever since the dawn of the new year, fans of Korean entertainment have been showered with announcements of new dramas, movies, webtoons, and more. We're only one month into 2022 and the current roster of upcoming content already looks incredible. Upon a closer look, you might have noticed that some names pop up more frequently than others. Here are the top 10 Korean actors (arranged in no particular order) who are booked and busy in 2022!

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1. Hwang In-youp

Having risen to fame with "True Beauty", Hwang In-youp stole hearts with his talent and charisma, making the world fall in love with him. In 2022, Hwang In-youp blessedly has two K-Dramas ("The Sound of Magic" and "Why Her?") and his first-ever movie "Swimming Bird" (Short) coming up. We hope to see him in even more works in the future.

2. Nam Da-reum

 Nam Da-reum is someone who we have seen grow right in front of our eyes from a child artist to an excellent leading actor and 2022 will certainly be his year. The actor has 3 K-Dramas coming up: "The Great Shaman Ga Doo-shim - Season 2", "Monstrous" and "The Sound of Magic" as well as a movie titled "Birth"!

3. Seohyun

Seohyun is flourishing in the world of cinema in 2022 because she has two highly anticipated films coming out soon: "Love and Leashes" and "Holy Night: Demon Hunters". In addition, she will also be taking on the leading role of Lee  Seul-bi in the romantic fantasy drama "Jinxed at First".

4. Park Seo-joon

Park Seo-joon is going big in 2022, filming for his first-ever Marvel movie in Hollywood as well as for the K-drama "Gyeongseong Creature", set to premiere in 2023. At the same time, he is also working on two Korean films, "Dream - 2020" and "Concrete Utopia". We cannot wait for Park Seo-joon's comeback.

5. Park Hae-soo

Following his extraordinary global success with "Squid Game", Park Hae-soo is ready to break the internet again with "Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area" in 2022. That's not all! He is working on yet another Netflix original set to air in 2022, "Narco-Saints", and two movies: "Ghost" and "Yaksha: Ruthless Operations". We can never get enough of Park Hae-soo!

6. Lee Ji-eun

Making her return as an actress, Lee Ji-eun has a number of projects lined up for 2022. When it comes to K-Dramas, she has been cast in the webtoon-based drama "Money Game - 2022" and in terms of films, she will be starring in "Dream - 2020" and "Broker" in 2022. Lee Ji-eun has always had a keen knack for choosing the most meaningful works so it will be even more interesting to see what she has in store for us in 2022.

7. Oh Jung-se

Undoubtedly one of the most versatile, expressive, and talented actors in the industry, Oh Jung-se is an absolute gem. It is natural therefore that his schedules are packed in 2022. While he is currently appearing in "Uncle", he is set to appear in 2 upcoming K-Dramas: "Sweet Home - Season 2" and "The Good Detective - Season 2" as well as two upcoming movies: "High Five" and "The Christmas Gift" in 2022. We cannot wait to see what new roles the actor will take on this year.

8. Kim Sae-ron

 One of the most highly sought-after actresses in the world of Korean entertainment, Kim Sae-ron has already been cast in two dramas and a movie for the year 2022. These are "Bloodhounds", "The Great Shaman Ga Doo-shim - Season 2" and "Us, Day after Day" respectively. We're more than excited to see Kim Sae-ron on our screens again.

9. Kim Go-eun

After ruling viewers' hearts as Yumi in "Yumi's Cells", Kim Go-eun is set to return for "Yumi's Cells - Season 2" in 2022. Furthermore, she will also be leading the drama "Little Women" and the film "Hero" this year. With how overwhelmingly brilliant Kim Go-eun is, it is an absolute joy even to wait for her works.

10. Wi Ha-jun

The biggest breakthrough star of 2021, Wi Ha-jun is the most in-demand new actor in the industry at the moment. It isn't surprising therefore that in 2022, he will be working on multiple incredible projects such as "Little Women", "Gyeongseong Creature" and "Que Sera, Sera 2". We can already tell that it is going to be an amazing year ahead for Wi Ha-jun!

By Ishani Sarkar

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