Sci-fi drama Circle has been garnering positive remarks from its viewers since the very beginning of its broadcast on May 22. Cable network tvN released new preview stills of one of the drama’s main character — the mysterious Han Jung-yeon played by actress Gong Seung-yeon.
In the preview stills, the said character is seen as a woman in black, leather jacket, with her hair neatly tied and her eyes lined with eyeliner. The producers of the Sci-fi drama stated how important her character is in weaving the story of the three timelines together. They said, “Gong Seung-yeon’s appearance in 2037 is a hidden card. It will bring on a whole new wave of impact and add tension to the story. As a link between 2007, 2017, and 2037, Gong Seung-yeon’s existence is a central key to the unfolding mystery. Please look forward to her performance on the episodes to come.”
The 4th episode of the drama hints at the possibility that Han Jung-yeon is the one behind the computer hacker called “Bluebird”, and that she is really an alien considering that her looks remain the same after 20 years.
Han Jung-yeon’s character appears in the first episode as an alien who takes the form of a female human witnessed by the young brothers, Kim Woo-jin and Kim Beom-gyun. This childhood memory severely affected the brothers and has continued to do so especially when a series of suicide cases occur at the university where Kim Woo-jin is enrolled.
Circle is set in two different timelines, the present (2017) and the future (2037). A different kind of city exists in the year 2037 and is called the “Smart City.” It boasts of being crime-free thanks to its ‘calming system’ capable of suppressing human emotions that could lead to crime. In contrast to this ideal living place is the “General City, ” a place characterized by lawlessness and extreme air pollution.
Circle also stars Yeo Jin-goo (The Royal Gambler), Ahn Woo-yeon (Strong Woman Do Bong-Soon), Kim Kang-woo (Goodbye Mr. Black), and Lee Ki-kwang (Monster) of Kpop idol Highlight. The much-awaited 5th episode of the drama will air tonight at 23:00 p.m. KST.