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Netflix confirms Gong Yoo, Bae Doon casting in Korean sci-fi thriller 'The Silent Sea'

By Kara Santos Published Sep 10, 2020 12:00 am

Netflix confirmed the casting of Gong Yoo, Bae Doona, and Lee Joon to lead the star powered cast of the new Korean sci-fi mystery thriller The Silent Sea.

Set in a future Earth that has undergone desertification, The Silent Sea is the story of a special team sent to secure a mysterious sample from an abandoned research facility on the moon.

Gong Yoo plays Han Yun-jae, the exploration team leader who must carry out a crucial mission with limited information. Yun-jae puts the safety of his team members above all else and does not refrain from putting himself in jeopardy to do so. Gong Yoo gained popularity with his breakout role in the romantic comedy Coffee Prince and fantasy-romance drama Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, playing the titular Goblin before he starred in the zombie blockbuster hit Train to Busan.

Bae Doona (known to viewers worldwide for playing physician Seo-bi in the Netflix period zombie thriller Kingdom and roles in Sense8 and the critically-acclaimed series, Stranger) plays the astrobiologist Doctor Song Ji-an who joins the team, determined to uncover the truth behind an accident at the now-abandoned Balhae Base research station on the moon.

Actor and singer Lee Joon (Father is Strange, Luck Key) takes on the role of head engineer Captain Ryu Tae-seok who was an elite member of the Ministry of National Defense, but volunteered for this dangerous mission in an attempt to escape the stifling environment at the Ministry.

Director Choi Hang Yong, who directed the short film of the same name, will lead the project, teaming up with writer Park Eunkyo of the film Mother and actor Jung Woo-sung as an executive producer of the show.

The Silent Sea, produced by Artist Studio, will be released worldwide on Netflix. No official release date has been announced.

(Image via Netflix)