JTBC’s new fantasy-mystery series Sisyphus: The Myth, starring Cho Seung-woo and Park Shin-hye, has recently wrapped up shooting and is now moving on to its post-production phase.
Created as a special drama to celebrate JTBC’s upcoming 10th anniversary, Sisyphus: The Myth tells the story of a genius engineer who sets out to discover the secrets about the existence of our world and his savior who goes through extreme lengths to protect him.
Renowned actor Cho Seung-woo (Stranger 2) is set to transform into the brilliant engineer Han Tae-sul, co-founder of the tech company Quantum and Time. With his incredible intelligence and unmatched coding skills, he was able to put his company among the best-ranked in the world. Owing to that, he got dubbed as a “national hero” and his company, a “South Korean miracle” in the world of science and engineering. His life takes a drastic turn, however, after the mysterious death of his brother. He stopped focusing on the company, which eventually caused its stocks to plummet. Ten years later, Tae-sul uncovers a piece of strange information about his brother’s demise and decides to delve deeper into the truth.
Meanwhile, Memories of the Alhambra actress Park Shin-hye is playing the role of Gang Seo-hae, a skilled combatant who saves Han Tae-sul from danger. A complete badass, her skills include gliding between high-rise buildings, fighting a mob of men with her bare hands, shooting with sniper rifles, and installing bombs. After spending most of her life trying to survive among gangsters and warlords, a far and dangerous road leads her to Tae-sul.
The production crew behind Sisyphus: The Myth shared, “Recently, the filming phase of Sisyphus has ended. The actors and staff did their best to create a great show that will provide satisfaction to the viewers.” On what their next steps would be, the team revealed, “From now on, we plan to focus our efforts on post-production to come up with a high-quality series. JTBC’s 10th-anniversary special drama is going to be well-made and worthy of its title.
Sisyphus: The Myth is helmed by director Jin Hyuk of the hit dramas City Hunter (2011), The Master’s Sun (2013), and The Legend of the Blue Sea (2016–2017). Co-penned by screenwriters Lee Je-in and Jeon Chan-ho, the series is slated to air in the first half of 2021.