Kim Ok-bin, Lee Jun-hyuk are survivors in post-apocalyptic Dark Hole
OCN’s latest thriller Dark Hole, featuring Kim Ok-bin (Arthdal Chronicles) and Lee Jun-hyuk (Forest of Secrets 2), has released new stills and a character teaser. When a natural sinkhole appears, a strange gas is emitted. Anyone that breathes the gas turns into a mutant, and then begins a lethal battle of survival between the mutants and the survivors that live amongst them.
Kim Ok-bin plays a regional investigations unit detective. The actress described her character as a “righteous individual who, amidst calamity, saves strangers and doesn’t give up on their humanity.”
She comes to Muji City, after receiving a call from her husband’s murderer. He was the only family she had left. In Muji City, she encounters the mysterious sinkhole, where she witnesses other citizens turning into mutants. She also breathes in the gas, but becomes the only survivor who doesn’t mutate after exposure.
On the other hand, Lee Jun-hyuk’s character, Yoo Tae-han, is a native to Muji City. He’s a reporter known for his sensationalistic and controversial content. The actor said he partially chose this project because he’s always had a love for movies, games, and dramas that had monstrous creatures popping out. In tribute to the game characters he’s played in the past, he wanted to walk the same arduous path.
The other reason he chose this project was that he thought Yoo Tae-han was very charismatic. He normally appears to be very laidback and playful, but he’s a strong proponent of justice.
His character teaser begins with him hunched over a dirty sink, with a bloody bandage nearby. As water drips, he looks into the cracked mirror at his injured reflection. A voice calls to him, asking Yoo Tae-han to save him. Yoo Tae-han recalls the pandemonium on the streets with mutants zombie hordes running amok. He picks up a rifle from the table behind him.
The next shot shows him walking like a lone gunman, as the mutants begin to run toward him. He says, “I will not let you just die.” Finally, the copy reads: “Yoo Tae-han, a strong survivor who does not fear death.” In the final narration, he says, “Mutant human survival, Dark Hole.”
Saturday-Sunday drama Dark Hole, directed by Kim Bong-joo (The Phone) and written by Jung Yi-do (Hell Is Other People), will air on OCN beginning on April 24.