Netflix unveiled a lineup of upcoming original Korean content at the See What’s Next Korea 2021 virtual event this morning. The titles revealed at the event consist of a variety of genres and stories, from series and movies to sitcoms and stand-up comedies, and are expected to further raise the expectations of fans waiting for unique Korean content. So hold on to your TV snacks because you're in for a wild ride.
1. The Silent Sea
Starring: Bae Doo-na, Gong Yoo, and Lee Joon.
Directed by: Choi Hang-yong.
Set in a future where water and food have almost run out on Earth due to global desertification, The Silent Sea follows the story of the members of a special team that set out to a research base on the Moon. A story with unexpected twists and turns, The Silent Sea is a series based on director Choi Hang-yong’s short film that was given a major spotlight at the 13th Mise-en-scène Short Film Festival in 2014. Director Choi took the lead again for the series, teaming up with writer Park Eun-kyo, who won Best Screenplay for the film Mother at the 29th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards.
The series has garnered much attention as actor Jung Woo-sung joined the project as an executive producer. Actors Bae Doo-na, Gong Yoo, and Lee Joon play members of the team on a life-risking mission to the Moon, often dubbed “the silent sea,” promising to deliver intense suspense to the viewers.