The game is afoot in sci-fi mystery Circle
New stills and a longer teaser bring our two parallel worlds together, as each half searches for the truth behind a string of mysterious deaths. Kim Kang-woo (Goodbye Mr. Black) and Yeo Jin-gu (Jackpot) star in the sci-fi mystery drama Circle: Two Connected Worlds, which is divided into two parts: Part 1 is set in 2017 and Part 2 is set in 2037.
In Part 1: Beta Project, Yeo Jin-gu plays college student Kim Woo-jin. Kim Woo-jin is the top student at Handam Science and Technology University, but the sudden involvement of his twin brother in a murder case leads him to use all his smarts to figure out the strange events connected to his brother, and the subsequent unsolved homicides of 2017. That investigation will connect him to Gong Seung-yeon (Introverted Boss), who is also looking for answers after her best friend’s suicide.
The teaser starts off showing Yeo Jin-gu’s back; the scenery starts changing but he remains the same, much like Kim Kang-woo’s first character teaser. Then he turns and reveals that he is holding a police file that is burning. Yeo Jin-gu says in voiceover, “A man chasing a serial case has disappeared… Where are you?” Then he adds, “Two worlds. The one truth they seek. Circle.”
The newest stills are from Part 2: Brave New World. In Part 2, Korea is Elysium-esque as it is divided into two areas: a smart district without crime, illness, or unhappiness; and a general district with various crimes and diseases. Kim Kang-woo acts as Kim Joon-hyuk, a veteran detective in the general district. He will pursue a case based in 2037, but as Yeo Jin-gu said, they will really be after the same truth.
The stills released focus on detective Kim Kang-woo on the case, along with a city government worker played by Lee Ki-kwang (Monster), and fellow detectives Seo Hyun-chul (Oh My Geum-bi) and Kwon Hyuk-soo (Missing 9). His scenes are reported as intense, but it seems like the kind of drama that’s just going to be intense from start to finish.
The main poster for the drama features the cast split across two worlds, though notably Yeo Jin-gu crosses the barrier between them. The tagline is the same as the one in the teaser: “Two worlds. The one truth they seek.”
On the one hand, I am so excited for this to air. It looks like a really cool and well thought out science fiction drama with an all-star cast. On the other hand, I’m a little scared to watch it. I am such a wimp when it comes to anything scary (it took me months to watch Master’s Sun and that’s a comedy). But for Yeo Jin-gu I think I need to put my big girl pants on and give it a go. Who’s with me?
tVN’s new Monday-Tuesday sci-fi chase drama Circle: Two Connected Worlds will premiere May 22, after The Liar and His Lover.
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