Korean sci-fi mystery series, The Silent Sea, is in the works at Netflix. Artist Studio will produce the pic which is based on a shortfilm of the same name, whose director, Choi Hang-yong, has also boarded the project.
Bae Doona (Sense8, Stranger), Gong Yoo (The Age Of Shadows, Kim Ji-young: Born 1982) and Lee Joon (Lucky, Father Is Strange) will star in the futuristic thriller, which centers on members of a special team sent to secure a mysterious sample from an abandoned research facility on the moon just as Earth has undergone a process of desertification.
Per Netflix’s announcement on Monday, Bae Doona will play astrobiologist Doctor Song Ji-an, who is determined to uncover the truth behind an accident at the now-abandoned Balhae Base research station on the moon; Gong Yoo joins as Han Yun-jae, the dauntless exploration team leader tasked with carrying out the crucial mission with limited information, whilst firmly prioritizing the safety of his team; Lee Joon will play head engineer Captain Ryu Tae-seok, formerly of the Ministry of National Defense, who volunteers for the mission in an attempt to escape the stifling environment at the Ministry.
Choi is showrunning from a script by Park Eun-kyo (Mother, The Great Battle). Screen favorite Jung Woo-sung, nowadays earning his stripes as director, will service in an executive producer capacity on the series.
The Silent Sea will stream exclusively on Netflix.