Actor Heo Sung-tae is the newest cast member of The Silent Sea and will star alongside Hallyu star Gong Yoo (Guardian: The Lonely and Great God) and Bae Doo-na (Stranger 2). Meanwhile, actor Jung Woo-sung (Padam Padam) is set to be the executive producer of the series.
Heo’s agency Hanahreum Company announced in a press release on September 14 that “Heo Sung-tae will appear in the Netflix original series The Silent Sea.”
The series is Netflix’s newest addition to its growing slate of original Korean series, and the first ever outer-space-themed Korean drama. The Silent Sea is a sci-fi mystery series set in a futuristic Earth and follows an elite team who will embark on a dangerous mission of securing a mysterious sample from an abandoned research facility on the moon.
Heo is set to play Kim Jae-seon, leader of the Resource Team of the Republic of Korea Space Aviation Administration. The actor last appeared King Maker: The Change of Destiny, which premiered last May. Aside from the Silent Sea, he is also set to appear in other projects, such as Squid Game, Penthouse, and Monster.
The Silent Sea (also The Sea of Silence) will be directed by Choi Hang-yong, who directed the short film where the series was based on, and penned by writer Park Eun-kyo of Never Ending Story (2012). It will be released to viewers in over 190 countries around the world through Netflix.