JTBC’s 10th anniversary special drama Sisyphus: The Myth has released its main poster featuring lead stars Cho Seung-woo (Strangers 2) and Park Shin-hye (Memories of the Alhambra) in a dystopian setting.
Sisyphus: The Myth, directed by The Legend of the Blue Sea (2016–2017) PD Jin Hyuk, follows a genius engineer, played by Cho Seung-woo, on his way to discover the mysterious beings hidden from the eyes of the world, and his fearless and skilled protector, played by Park Shin-hye, who is willing to go through the ends of the earth with him.
The unveiled main poster shows Han Tae-sul and Kang Seo-hae standing behind the door of time, which will lead them to the world in the future full of ruins. As they get ready to enter the portal, the two prepare to battle the course of destiny and save the world from its doomed fate. Trapped in a cycle of never-ending missions, the storyline stays true to its Greek myth inspiration—the story of Sisyphus, who was forced to roll a boulder towards the top of the hill, only to repeat from the starting point as the boulder nears the top. This is foreshadowed by the beams of light directly shining down on them that signify the start of yet another Sisyphean task.
Tae-sul is photographed standing with determination and resolve, looking ahead. As a genius engineer in the present time, Tae-sul lives a life of wealth and fame, but his brother’s mysterious death remains in his heart. One day, he learns of mysterious beings residing in the human world. He meets Seo-hae, who puts everything on the line just to protect him from danger, and decides he wants to save the world from its dark future. Meanwhile, Seo-hae, an elite warrior from the future, has decided to put her trust in Tae-sul, whom she believes is capable of giving the future a second chance at redemption. Because of this, she has sworn her life to protect Tae-sul at all costs in order to reach their goal. Unlike Tae-sul, Seo-hae has her eyes focused on him, indicating her desire to protect him.
On top of the poster is a caption that reads, “One world, two futures,” a foreshadowing of Tae-sul and Seo-hae’s intense battle. The network also left a question to the viewers: “Will they be able to end their long-running Sisyphean fate?”
The production crew of Sisyphus: The Myth remarked, “Veteran actors Cho Seung-woo and Park Shin-hye have now entered the beguiling world of Sisyphus: The Myth. We ask for your support and expectation for the upcoming premiere, which is a month away, and witness the thrilling performance of these two actors, who can convey very powerful emotions with just one poster.”
Watch as two people’s strong desire to put an end to their Sisyphean fate unfolds in Sisyphus: The Myth beginning February 17 at 9 p.m. KST. It will air every Wednesday and Thursday on JTBC, after the conclusion of Run On.