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Lee Sun Kyun in Talks to Star in New Drama Produced by Apple TV

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Attention is focusing on whether Lee Sun Kyun will expand his territory into OTT media service Apple TV Plus.

Earlier today, a media outlet reported that Lee Sun Kyun confirmed his appearance in Apple TV’s new drama Mr. Robin (working title). In response, the actor’s agency HODU&U Entertainment said, “Lee Sun Kyun has been offered to star in Mr. Robin directed by Kim Ji Woon. But nothing has been confirmed yet.”

Mr. Robin is based on the webtoon Dr. Brain. It is a medical mystery thriller that depicts what a genius brain scientist experiences as he accesses the dead people’s brain. Lee Sun Kyun is said to have been offered the role of a genius brain scientist.

The Good, The Bad, The Weird director Kim Ji Woon will be directing the series. Originally, he was scheduled to lead the French drama Cloud 47 (working title), but the production was postponed indefinitely due to inside affairs and COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, he joined the Apple TV project and offered the leading role to Lee Sun Kyun.

In particular, attention is drawn to the fact that it is a series produced by Apple TV Plus, which is preparing to enter the Korean market in earnest.

Mr. Robin, a six-part series, will begin filming in the first half of next year.

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