Netflix confirms casting of Gong Yoo, Bae Doo-na, Lee Joon for ‘The Silent Sea’

Netflix announced on September 8 that Gong Yoo, Bae Doo-na, and Lee Joon have been confirmed to headline its new Korean sci-fi mystery thriller The Silent Sea.

Also known as The Sea of Silence, The Silent Sea is set in a future Earth that has undergone desertification. It tells the story of a special team that is tasked with securing a mysterious sample from Balhae Base research station, an abandoned research facility on the moon.

Gong Yoo (Goblin) takes on the role of Han Yun-jae, the special team leader who must carry out a crucial mission with limited information. Yun-jae is the type of person who puts himself in jeopardy to ensure the safety of his team members.

Bae Doo-na plays an astrobiologist named Doctor Song Ji-an, who joins the team determined to uncover the truth behind an accident at the said abandoned facility. The actress is starring in the ongoing crime thriller drama Stranger 2. She is well known worldwide for her roles in the Netflix original series Kingdom and Sense8, as well as the critically-acclaimed first season of Stranger (aka Secret Forest).

Lastly, Lee Joon (My Father is Strange) portrays the special team head engineer named Captain Ryu Tae-seok. Ryu was an elite member of the Ministry of National Defense who volunteered for the mission to escape the stifling environment at the Ministry.

(L to R) Gong Yoo, Bae Doona, Lee Joon, & actor-producer Jung Woo-sung pose for a photograph during the table read for The Silent Sea. [Photo Credit: Netflix]

The Silent Sea is based on a short film of the same name by director Choi Hang-yong, who will also direct the Netflix adaptation. Choi has teamed up with screenwriter Park Eun-kyo of the award-winning 2009 film Mother. Actor Jung Woo-sung (Padam Padam) will serve as the executive producer of the show.

Source: Netflix Media Center

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