21 Dramas Of 2020 Based On Webtoon – Confirmed | Kpopmap

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Webtoon “Memorist” / Naver x Dispatch

After 2018 and 2019 dramas based on webtoon, it is time for 2020! In 2020, a lot of drama is based on webtoon.

We often update the list, don’t forget to bookmark us for updates.

The list is divided into TWO PARTS, the confirmed webtoon for 2020 (this one) and the webtoon announced to be adapted in dramas in 2020 but with no confirmation of broadcast. Don’t forget to check the other part here for more webtoons to be adapted soon.

 

1- “Itaewon Class” / Schedule status: Aired

The webtoon “Itaewon Class” (in Korean “이태원 클라쓰”) was adapted into a drama. It tells the story of the CEO of a major company of Food Service and his son. The main character lost his father because of the CEO’s son and he is alone. (According to the webtoon plot) His dream was to be a policeman but because of the situation, he decided to seek revenge for his father’s death by becoming rich. Little by little, he tried to reach his dream and he managed to open a pub. Later, he became the CEO of the company name I.C. (Itaewon Class).

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JTBC / “Itaewon Class” Webtoon

“Itaewon Class” drama’s producer is Kim SungYoon, he previously worked for the popular drama “Love in the Moonlight”. The drama aired on cable channel JTBC (available on Netflix) from Jan .31 with Park SeoJoon, Kim DaMi, and Yoo JaeMyung.

Find out more about the webtoon and which cast Koreans want to see in the adaptation here.

For more information, pictures, and teaser of the drama and webtoon, you can check our cast and summary here.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

2- “Mystic Pop-up Bar” / Schedule status: Aired

The fantasy and food webtoon “Mystic Pop-up Bar” (in Korean “쌍갑포차”) was adapted into a drama. The webtoon tells the stories that happen at a pocha (outdoor bar) which is appearing late at night and in strange places.

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“Ssanggap Pocha” Webtoon / JTBC

The drama aired on the cable channel JTBC (and Netflix) from May 20 with BTOB‘s Yook SungJae, Hwang JungEum and more.

For more information about the drama and webtoon, you can check our cast and summary here.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

3- “Meow, The Secret Boy” / Schedule status: Aired

The romance webtoon “Meow, The Secret Boy” (in Korean “어서와”) was announced to be adapted into a drama back in 2018 and aired in 2020. The love story of HongJo a cat that turns into a man and SolAh a woman who is like a puppy.

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“Welcome” webtoon / KBS

The drama was planned to be broadcast on tvN with the title “The Man Baking Bread”. However, there had been some changes in plans. It is aired from Mar. 25 on KBS with INFINITE‘s L (Kim MyungSoo), Shin YeEun, and Seo JiHoon

For more information about the drama and webtoon, you can check our cast and summary here.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

4- “Memorist” / Schedule status: Aired

The webtoon “Memorist” (In Korean “메모리스트”) by JaeHoo is a fantasy thriller action. It tells the story of detective DongBaek who has the supernatural power of reading memories. He is facing mysterious serial murder cases.

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“Memorist” Webtoon / tvN

The drama is aired from Mar. 11 on tvN with Yoo SeungHo and Lee SeYoung. Producer So JaeHyun who was in charge of planning “Stranger” and “100 Days my Prince” as well as producing “Eunju’s Room” was co-directing with director Kim Hwi (“Haeundae”, “Horror Stories II”, etc).

For more information about the drama and webtoon, you can check our cast and summary here.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

5- “Rugal” / Schedule status: Aired

The action sci-fi webtoon “Rugal” (in Korean “루갈”) by Rel.mae was adapted into a drama this year. It tells the story of a special organization called “Rugal” which brings together humans weapons who earned special ability through bioengineering technology fighting against the largest terrorist group of ROK named Argus.

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“Rugal” webtoon / OCN

The drama aired from Mar. 28 on OCN with Choi JinHyuk, Park SungWoong, and Jo DongHyuk.

For more information about the drama and webtoon, you can check our cast and summary here.

Webtoon links: Korean / English.

 

6- “True Beauty” / Schedule status: Confirmed for second half of 2020

“True Beauty” (in Korean “여신강림”) is a popular webtoon among woman in their 10-20s. It tells the story of a girl that turns into a goddess thanks to makeup skills. The drama was translated into 4 languages and tops the webtoon liked by international readers.

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“True Beauty” webtoon / Marie Claire / KEYEAST

The drama will be produced by the production company BonFactory and by Studio N. The author announced the news of the adaptation on her Instagram. The full casting and schedule are yet to be released. ASTRO‘s Cha EunWoo and Moon GaYoung were offered the lead roles.

Find out more about the webtoon and which cast Koreans want to see in the adaptation here.

For more information about the drama and webtoon, you can check our cast and summary here.

Webtoon links: Korean, English

7- “Backstreet Rookie” / Schedule status: Airing since June 19

The romantic comedy webtoon “Backstreet Rookie” (also called “Convenience Store SaetByul”) (in Korean “편의점 샛별이”) is announced to be adapted into a drama. It tells the romance between a four-dimensional innocent femme fatale part-timer and a handsome sloppy manager.

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“Convenience Store SaetByu'” webtoon / SBS

Producer Lee MyungWoo (“Fashion King”, “You’re Surrounded”) is in charge. Ji ChangWook and Kim YooJung are cast for the romantic comedy. The drama will air from June 19 on SBS.

For more information about the drama and webtoon, you can check our cast and summary here.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

8- “Model Taxi” /  Schedule status: Confirmed for 2020

The webtoon “Model Taxi” (in Korean “모범택시”) by Carlos and Lee JaeJin is to be adapted in drama. It tells the story of model taxi who takes revenge for their passengers.

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“Model Taxi” Webtoon

SBS will adapt the story and might air it in the second half of 2020.

Webtoon links: Korean accessible over 19 years old / Not officially available in English.

9- “Sweet Home” /  Schedule status: Confirmed for 2020

The webtoon “Sweet Home” (in Korean “스위트홈”)  by Carnby Kim and YoungChan Hwang will be adapted in drama this year. “Sweet Home” is a popular thriller horror webtoon. It tells the bizarre story of a high school student who is a loner hurt by school bullying. He lost his family and is forced to leave his home. In the outside world, he will try to stop people from becoming monsters. The story is emerging from a pessimist view of society.

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“Sweet Home” Webtoon / NAMOO ACTORS

The drama will be release on Netflix. Song Kang, Lee DoHyun, Lee SiYoung, Lee JinWook, and more are cast. It is said that the drama will mainly be filmed in one flat and that monsters will kill people. Lee EungBok director of “Descendants of the Sun”, “Goblin” and “Mr. Sunshine” will be in charge.

Find out more about the webtoon and which cast Koreans want to see in the adaptation here.

For more information about the drama and webtoon, you can check our cast and summary here.

Webtoon links: Korean, English

 

10- “How to Buy A Friend” /  Schedule status: Aired

The webtoon “How to Buy A Friend” (in Korean “계약우정”) by Kwon Laad was adapted into a drama. It depicts the dark sides of love and society during the fresh adolescence period from the perspective of two high school students Park ChanHong and Heo DonHyuk.

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KBS / “How to Buy a Friend” webtoon

The drama aired on KBS from Apr. 6. The PD is Yoo YoungEun who worked on “Queen of Mystery” (2017) and “Just Dance” (2018). Lee ShinYoungShin SeungHo, and Kim SoHye were cast as the lead actors.

For more information about the drama and webtoon, you can check our cast and summary here.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

11- “Dinner Mate”  /  Schedule status: Airing since May 25

The webtoon “Do you want to have dinner together?” (in Korean “저녁 같이 드실래요?”) by Park SiIn was adapted into the drama called “Dinner Mate”. It tells the secret love story of a man and a woman tied to food.

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“Do you want to have dinner together?” webtoon / MBC

The drama is airing on MBC since May 25. Song SeungHeon and Seo JiHye are cast.

For more information about the drama and webtoon, you can check our cast and summary here.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

12- “The Girl and the Boy Coming Out Of Manga” /  Schedule status: Airing since June 25

The webtoon “The Girl and the Boy Coming Out Of Manga” (in Korean 만찢남녀) by NimNi is announced to be adapted into a web drama. It tells the romance of Chun NamWook the main male character of a manga of more than 10 years old who appears in front of the high school girl Han SunNyeo.

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Playlist

Playlist Studio ( “A-Teen“, “Love Playlist“, “XX“, and more) produced the web drama with Kim MinKyu and Weki Mekis DoYeon as the lead actors. The drama started on June 25.

For more information about the drama and webtoon, you can check our cast and summary here.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

13- “The World of My 17” /  Schedule status: Aired

The webtoon “The World of My 17” also called “Girl’s World”  (in Korean “소녀의 세계”) by Morangg is announced to be adapted into a web drama. It tells the stories that happened to the usual high school girl, Nari, after she got close to pretty friends YuNa, SeonJi, and MiRae.

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tvn D / “Odd Girl Out”

The drama is produced by tvn D. OH MY GIRL‘s Arin, Hwang BoReum, FANATICS‘s DoAh, Han ChaeKyung, RyeoUn, and VIINI are the lead actors. The drama aired from Apr. 22 on tvn D V-Live.

For more information about the drama and webtoon, you can check our cast and summary here.

Webtoon links: Korean / English.

 

14- “Love Alarm 2” /  Schedule status: Confirmed for 2020

“Love Alarm” (in Korean “좋아하면 울리는”) by Cheon KyeYeong is a webtoon about people that want to know their true heart in a society where people use an app to find out who likes them.

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“Love Alarm” Webtoon / Netflix

The drama is a Netflix Original series. Kim SoHyun, Song Kangand Jung GaRam are the main cast. The season 1 aired in Summer 2019. The season 2 was confirmed and it might be released in August.

Find out more about the webtoon and about the casting Koreans wanted for this adaptation here.

For more information, pictures, and teaser of the drama and webtoon, you can check our cast and summary here.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

15- “Oh ManSang and Prejudice” /  Schedule status: Confirmed for 2020

The webtoon “Oh ManSang and Prejudice” (in Korean “오만상과 편견”)  by WanKyeol is announced to be adapted into a drama. It tells the story of a man and woman who always encounters misunderstanding and prejudice.

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Ji HyunWoo Official / “Oh ManSang and Prejudice” Webtoon

The drama will air on Channel A. Ji HyunWoo and SonHaYoon received the cast offer.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

16- “In Your Dream” / Schedule status: Aired

The fantasy romance webtoon “In Your Dream” (in Korean “인 유어 드림”) by Kim KwangMin and DoRang was adapted into a web drama. It tells the story of No JunSu who is running a coffee shop. One day he witnessed the car accident of Yoo NamHee for who he has a one-sided love. To save her from the coma, he decided to join the yet-to-be verified medical project call “In Your Dream”.

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Bae NooRi Official / “In Your Dream” Webtoon / Lee JongWon Official

The drama aired on OllehTV and OTT. Actress Bae NooRi and Lee JongWon were cast.

Webtoon links: Korean / English

17- “Crime Puzzle”/ Schedule status: Confirmed for the second half of 2020

The webtoon “Crime Puzzle” (in Korean “크라임 퍼즐”) by Meen was announced to be adapted into a drama. It tells the story of a criminal psychologist who murdered an influential politician and has been locked down in prison and of the crime analyst who lost her father because of him. They have an interview about murders that happened in prison.

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“Crime Puzzle” Webtoon

Studio 329 will be in charge of the adaptation. Park HaeJin has the lead role.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

18- “Love Revolution” / Schedule status: Almost confirmed for the second half of 2020, currently filming

The webtoon “Love Revolution” (in Korean “연애혁명”) by Lee YongKa was announced to be adapted into a drama. It tells the love story of the couple Gong JuYoung and Wang JaRim while depicting realistically the teen’s lives with their love, friendship, study, and dream.

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“Love Revolution” Webtoon / Park JiHoon Twitter / THE BOYZ Official Twitter

Park JiHoon, Lee RuBy, and THE BOYZ‘s YoungHoon are cast. The drama is planned to air in the second half of the year. The production team already started to film.

You can check the webtoon character here.

For more information about the drama and webtoon, you can check our cast and summary here.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

19- “A Falling Cohabitation” / Schedule status: Almost confirmed for the second half of 2020

The fantasy romance webtoon “A Falling Cohabitation” (in Korean “간 떨어지는 동거”) by Na is announced to be adapted into a drama. It is about a hundred years gumiho (Korean nine-tailed fox) and a female university student who got linked to each other by accident. She swallows the gumiho’s fox orb (an orb at the origin of his power) by accident. They have to live together to solve the issue before the orb breaks inside of her body in one year’s time.

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“Cohabit That Is Knocking Me Over With A Feather” Webtoon / YG / Creative Grouping

Jang KiYong and HyeRi are is in talks for the drama. The drama might air on tvN in the second half of 2020.

Check Koreans desired cast for the adaptation here.

For more information about the drama and webtoon, you can check our cast and summary here.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

20- “Amazing Rumor” / Schedule status: Probably November 2020

The fantasy and thriller webtoon “Amazing Rumor” (in Korean “경이로운 소문”) by JangYi will be adapted into a drama. It tells the story of evil spirits of the afterlives who come down to earth to have eternal life and the counters that are capturing them.

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“Amazing Rumor” webtoon / Jellyfish / Marie Claire

gugudan‘s SeJeong and Jo ByungGyu are in talks for the drama for the role of Do HaNa. It will air on OCN.

For more information about the drama and webtoon, you can check our cast and summary here.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

21- “Sometoon 2020” / Schedule status: Airing since June 16

“Sometoon x OH MY GIRL” is adapted to a web drama but only partially as it is only Binnie’s story which will make it on screen. The web drama “Sometoon 2020” (in Korean “썸툰 2020”) is the love triangle romance that takes place when YeJin went to search for her long-time online friend named “Sweet Brick”. She does not know if he is the member of her craftwork class named No Woon or the man she often meets by chance named Cha Ieon.

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Seezn x Ktoon

OH MY GIRL‘s Binnie, Jung WooJin, and Ki TaeHwa are the lead actors. The drama was released on June 16 on Seezn and June 23 on YouTube.

For more information about the drama and webtoon, you can check our cast and summary here.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

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