Heo Sung-tae joins Bae Doo-na, Gong Yoo, and Lee Joon in Netflix sci-fi project
Gong Yoo Bae Doo-na, Lee Joon, Jung Woo-sung
Preparations continue for new Netflix sci-fi Sea of Tranquility and casting was confirmed this month for actors: Bae Doo-na (Forest of Secrets 2), Gong Yoo (The Lonely Shining Goblin), Lee Joon (Father Is Strange), and Heo Sung-tae (Psychopath Diary).
The drama is based on a short film, also called Sea of Tranquility, and takes place in a future Earth that is in turmoil. Due to a depletion of resources, food and water has become scarce and a special team is brought together to help save humankind. Embarking on a mission to the moon, their job is to bring back a mysterious sample from an abandoned space station which holds the key to human survival.
Bae Doo-na takes on the role of astrobiologist Song Ji-an, who joins the special team partially for personal reasons. Although finding the sample is important, she is determined to find out what exactly happened at the space station and what caused it to become abandoned.
Gong Yoo plays the team’s leader, explorer Han Yoon-jae. Responsible and task-oriented, his priority is to procure the sample and ensure the safety of all the team members. As a result, he often clashes with Bae because of her desire to investigate the station.
Lee Joon plays the engineer on the team, Captain Ryu Tae-suk, who used to serve in the Ministry of National Defense. While Heo Sung-tae’s character is a member of South Korea’s national space agency, Director of Resources Kim Jae-sun.
Directing for the drama is Choi Hang-yong, who directed the original short film; and scripts will be penned by screenwriter Park Eun-gyo (the 2009 film, Mother). Actor Jung Woo-sung (Summit: Steel Rain, Padam, Padam) has also confirmed he will be producing the drama along with Netflix.
It’ll be nice to see both Gong Yoo and Lee Joon back on the screen as it’s been about 3-4 years since their last dramas. And this will be Lee Joon’s first project since completing his army service, other than his radio show.
Netflix drama Sea of Tranquility is currently still in production and a release date has not yet been announced.
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