Netflix confirms main cast for Sea of Silence


On 8th September 2020, Netflix Korea confirmed that Bae Doona, Gong Yoo, and Lee Joon will form the main cast of their new sci-fi drama, Sea of Silence. In the announcement post on Netflix Korea’s Instagram page, the trio posed with seasoned actor Jung Woo-sung – best known for Korean movies Innocent Witness and Steel Rainwho will be producing the drama. 

Sea of Silence Cast - Gong Yoo, Bae Doona, Lee Joon and producer Jung woo-sung
Main cast of Sea of Silence with producer Jung Woo-sung
Image credit: @netflixkr


New sci-fi drama Sea of Silence


Back in April this year, Netflix announced that they’d be producing an 8-episode sci-fi series called Sea of Silence

Based on a short film of the same name, Sea of Silence is set in a dystopian future where the Earth is suffering from a lack of food and water. It follows a special task force as they attempt to recover peculiar samples from a deserted research lab on the moon. 


Bae Doona, Gong Yoo and Lee Joon in main cast


This will be Bae’s second Netflix production after the widely acclaimed Kingdom. Known globally for her box office hits Cloud Atlas and Jupiter Ascending, she’s more recently starred in Korean movies The Tunnel and The Drug King. She will be taking on the role of Dr. Song Ji-an, an astrobiologist who wants to reveal the secrets of the abandoned lab on the moon. 

Sea of Silence Cast - Bae Doona in Kingdom & Cloud Atlas
Bae Doona in Kingdom (left) and Cloud Atlas (right)
Images adapted from: Forbes and Vancouver Sun  

She will be joined by Goblin and Train to Busan actor, Gong Yoo, in his first Netflix project. He stars as Han Yoon-jae, the leader of the taskforce and a soldier who comes into conflict with Dr. Song over the mission. 

Sea of Silence Cast - Gong Yoo in Train to Busan
Gong Yoo in Train to Busan
Image credit: CINEMACHINA 

Former boy band MBLAQ member and Ninja Assassin actor Lee Joon will round up the main cast in his first drama role since 2017. He plays Ryu Tae-seok, a former elite soldier from the Ministry of Defence who hides mysterious secrets under a caring and friendly demeanour. 

Sea of Silence Cast - Lee Joon in Ninja Assassin
Lee Joon in Ninja Assassin
Image credit: Pinterest 

Veteran Korean movie actor Jung Woo-sung will be joining Sea of Silence not as an actor, but as an executive producer instead. This is his second production work after the movie Don’t Forget Me, which he also starred in. 

Sea of Silence Cast - Jung Woo-sung at a press con for Don't Forget Me
Jung Woo-sung at a press conference for Don’t Forget Me
Image adapted from: The Korea Bizwire


Official release date to be confirmed


Given the success of recent original Netflix Korean dramas like Love Alarm and Extracurricular, we can’t help but have high expectations for the new series. 

An official release date has yet to be announced, so you’ll have to wait to hear from Netflix.

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Cover image adapted from: Viki, HanCinema and ChannelKorea