Will ‘The Silent Sea‘ be the next K-content that’ll start a global sensation?
The Silent Sea tells the story of elite crews who leave for a research base abandoned on the moon to carry out a special mission. On the 22nd, the series held an online press conference, which actors and producers attended.
Director Choi Hang Yong shared, “Many movies about space feature distant space. But not that many of them set their stories on the moon. That’s where I found the charm.” Actually, the series is based on the short film by director Choi that received praise at the Mise-en-scène Short Film Festival in 2014.
Soon after Netflix announced the drama adaptation, A-list star Jung Woo Sung joined the project as a producer, making headlines. Afterward, Crush and Blush and Mother writer Park Eun Kyo helped expand the story. “I really enjoyed director Choi Hang Yong’s short film,” said Jung Woo Sung. “I also liked its unique setting. I thought I could create Korean SF within the smart setting, so I jumped on it.”
Kingdom star Bae Doo Na and Goblin star Gong Yoo will be leading the mysterious story unfolding on the moon. “At first, I was like, ‘Can I star in a space movie in Korea?’ When I first saw the short film, it was surprisingly well made within a limited budget and conditions. Seeing it, I wanted to take on the challenge,” Bae Doo Na commented.
Gong Yoo relayed, “I wanted to work in the SF genre. And I received the offer around that time. It felt like ten exclamation marks exploded in my head. It was a charming series with ingenious imagination and original material.”
Due to the back-to-back success of Netflix K-contents, The Silent Sea team must be feeling a lot of pressure. “We do feel pressured, but each project has its own worldview and emotion. So we can’t compare ours to the success they saw,” Jung Woo Sung responded. “The question is how the people around the world will like The Silent Sea‘s unique narrative.”
Meanwhile, Netflix’s original series The Silent Sea will be released on December 24th.
Translator Kim Hoyeun: If you are a fan of K-drama, K-movie, and K-pop, I am your guy. I will continue to provide you with up-to-date K-entertainment news.