Netflix has dropped its official trailer for JTBC’s 10th anniversary special drama Sisyphus: The Myth, announcing the series’ global premiere under the streaming giant.
Sisyphus: The Myth tells the story of Han Tae-sul (Cho Seung-woo, Stranger 2), a genius engineer who, while trying to find out the truth behind his older brother’s mysterious death, uncovers the world’s darkest secrets that could cost him, and the rest of humanity, everything. During his search, he is joined by Kang Seo-hae (Park Shin-hye, Memories of the Alhambra), an elite warrior from the future who has traveled great lengths just to protect him.
The action-packed promotional video opens to a space filled with people working on hi-tech machines. As a voice in the background says, “Welcome to the future,” the viewers are introduced to President Park (Sung Dong-il, The Cursed), who is known only as the owner of Asia Mart, an armory disguised as a grocery store. Subsequent cuts of what appear to be time travelers in action then play as Tae-sul reveals that one of the people who has traveled from the future through a machine he supposedly invented is trying to kill him. The clip then shifts to show Seo-hae, who shares that more than dying, she is more afraid of staying alive alone, implying her knowledge of a future that she has been trying to change. As Tae-sul and Seo-hae run for their lives, she declares, “Tae-sul can’t do it on his own. I’m going to save the world.” The trailer then closes to Tae-sul realizing that something is wrong, before they both jump off a building, leaving behind a trail of armed men.
Sisyphus: The Myth is helmed by The Legend of the Blue Sea’s (2016–2017) Jin Hyuk and penned by Lee Je-in and Jeon Chan-ho. It is slated to air on Netflix beginning February 17, following its broadcast during the same day on JTBC at 9 p.m. KST every Wednesday and Thursday.