Two childhood friends suddenly die in an accident but get the chance to come back to life through the power of a mysterious bead called “Abyss.” However, they are reborn in different bodies whose appearance reflect the “pureness” of their souls. When they find out that there’s more to the cause of their death than meets the eye, they team up to find the one who killed them.
- Official Title: Abyss
- Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romantic Comedy
- Director: Yoo Je-won
- Writer: Moon Soo-yeon
- No. of Episodes: 16
- Broadcast Period: May 6 to June 25, 2019
- Time Slot: Monday & Tuesday @ 21:30 Korean Standard Time
- Running Time: 60 minutes
- TV Network: tvN (cable)
- Production Company(s): Neo Entertainment
- Preceded by: He is Psychometric
- Followed by: Designated Survivor: 60 Days
Cast & Characters
Park Bo-young as Go Se-yeon, who used to be a goddess-like prosector. Since she was a child, she received princess treatment from everyone because of her looks and intelligence. However, she gets into an accident that causes her death. She holds possession of the Abyss, which gives her another shot at life. However, she is reborn as an average-looking person.
Ahn Hyo-seop as Cha Min, who is an ugly heir to a group of companies that sell cosmetic products. He is a man with a kind heart, but is often stepped on because of his “visually terrorizing” looks. After his death, he finds the Abyss and is reborn into a man with model-like appearance.
Lee Sung-jae as Oh Young-chul, a skilled surgeon who lives a double life.
Kwon Soo-hyun as Seo Ji-wook, Se-yeon’s workmate who eventually becomes in charge of her murder case.
Lee Si-on as Park Dong-cheol, an ace detective who longs for his lost lover.
Song Sang-un as Lee Mi-do, a lawyer at Park and Jang.
Han So-hee as Jang Hee-jin, Cha Min’s fiancée who disappears after their wedding was cancelled.
Yoon Yoo-seon as Eom Ae-ran, Min’s mother and the owner of Ran Cosmetics.
Park Mi-soon as Park Seong-yeon, a nurse at Ran Cosmetics who helped raise Cha Min and treated him as her own child.
Lee Chul-min as Park Ki-man, a family member of a person killed in the Umsan-dong murder.
Lee Dae-yeon as Seo Chun-shik, Ji-wook’s father.
Ha Sung-kwang as Se-yeon’s relative who runs a chicken store.
Kim Sa-rang as Go Se-yeon before her death.
Ahn Se-ha as Cha Min before his death.
The following figures are nationwide TV ratings from Nielsen Korea.
- Episode 1 (May 6, 2019) — 3.858% (HIGHEST)
- Episode 2 (May 7, 2019) — 3.682%
- Episode 3 (May 13, 2019) — 3.142%
- Episode 4 (May 14, 2019) — 3.219%
- Episode 5 (May 20, 2019) — 2.743%
- Episode 6 (May 21, 2019) — 3.346%
- Episode 7 (May 27, 2019) — 2.365%
- Episode 8 (May 28, 2019) — 2.339%
- Episode 9 (June 3, 2019) — 2.704%
- Episode 10 (June 4, 2019) — 2.251%
- Episode 11 (June 10, 2019) — 2.273%
- Episode 12 (June 11, 2019) — 2.156%
- Episode 13 (June 17, 2019) — 2.151%
- Episode 14 (June 18, 2019) — 2.035% (LOWEST)
- Episode 15 (June 24, 2019) — 2.043%
- Episode 16 (June 25, 2019) — 2.282%
- AVERAGE — 2.662%