The first Korean science fiction mystery thriller series on Netflix, The Silent Sea, is a story set in the near future of an elite team on a special mission to an abandoned research base on the moon, as resource depletion has devastated the Earth, threatening all life on the planet.
Korea’s Space and Aeronautics Administration finds the answer to the survival of mankind and plans another moon exploration mission led by an elite team comprised of astrobiologist Song Jian (Bae Doona), team leader Han Yunjae (Gong Yoo), head engineer Ryu Taesuk (Lee Joon), team doctor Doc Hong (Kim Sun-young), head of security Gong Soohyuk (Lee Mu-saeng), and spacecraft pilot Kim Heesun (Lee Sung-wook).
Their destination is Balhae Lunar Research Station, which closed down five years ago due to an accident. They take off with the important mission to “retrieve an important sample in the station and return to earth,” but are faced with an immense challenge as their spaceship makes a crash-landing on the moon.
Through its eight episodes, The Silent Sea promises to take its audience on a wild ride through space. If that's not reason enough for you tune in when it premieres on Netflix on December 24, 2021, here are three reasons why you should make it the centre of your universe.
What lies behind the mystery?
The Silent Sea’s original premise and unpredictable development will keep you on the edge of your seat! Set in the near future, it follows an elite team on a special mission to an abandoned research base on the moon, as resource depletion has devastated the Earth.
The series is expanded from an original short film directed by Choi Hang-yong, titled The Sea of Tranquility, which was acclaimed for its unpredictable plot set on an abandoned research base on the moon. Jung Woo-sung, who saw infinite potential in the 37-minute film, joined the production of this longer series.
Screenwriter Park Eun-kyo, whose past works include Mother and Crush and Blush, expanded the story and intensified the suspense. Director Choi Hang-yong commented, “unveiling each mystery one by one is made more exciting with the extended running time,” speaking to the intrigue of the mysteries that present themselves as the elite team members get closer to their goal.
Not given any prior information, the team heads to Balhae Lunar Research Station, which permanently closed down five years ago, to find new means for mankind’s survival. They witness a mysterious death, and the mission takes a new turn. What secret does Balhae Lunar Research Station hold?