Netflix has officially released the trailer for its highly anticipated new Korean series The Silent Sea. Led by the South Korean heartthrob Gong Yoo, the clip shows how scary the new series will be.
The Silent Sea is set in the year 2075 and shows a desert-like earth without its natural resources. So a special team has to carry out a top secret mission in an abandoned research station on the moon called the Pacific Ocean to save the planet.
The trailer gives a foretaste of how bad the situation on earth has developed. The news shows that the world’s water will decrease by 40% in the next 10 years. Therefore, Song Ji-ahn (Bae Doona), a space biologist, is hired by the government to take part in a space mission to recover an important sample at the abandoned lunar station Balhae Station and to return to Earth soon afterwards.
However, when the space mission team finally arrives at the station, things are not as they expected, as Soompi notes. The station is full of corpses and the group comes across a number of secrets.
Given all the oddities that are occurring, Song Ji-ahn questions the government and doubts that their reports are true. There are too many things we don’t know, she says. I think we should get out of here now, suggests Han Yoon-jae (Goon Yoo), the team leader.
Other stars who will appear in The Silent Sea include Lee Joon as Ryu Tae-seok, the lead engineer, and Kim Sun-young as Hong Ga-young, the team doctor. Lee Moo-saeng as Goon Soo-hyuk, the security chief, and Lee Sung-wook as Kim Sun, the spaceship pilot, will also be seen.
Talking about his new Netflix project, Gong Yoo told the Korea Times that this new series was something he always wanted to do. In fact, he took the opportunity to play the role of Han Yoon-jae as soon as he read the script.
The 42-year-old actor revealed that he had always dreamed of making a science fiction thriller and that he had waited a long time to get it. He also shared about the difficulties he and his co-stars went through while filming the series, which he said helped make the series unique – something that has never been seen in Korea.
Fans can see Gong Yoo, Bae Doona, and the rest of the cast in the eight-part series when it hits Netflix worldwide on December 24th, Christmas Eve. The Silent Sea is based on the 2014 short film by director Choi Hang Yong, The Sea of Tranquility.