UPDATE, 8 September 2020: It's confirmed! According to Soompi, Gong Yoo, alongside Bae Doona and Lee Joon, have officially been cast for the Sci-Fi Netflix Original series The Sea of Silence, to be produced by Jung Woo Sung.
According to Netflix, The Sea Of Silence is set in the future, and is about the "members of a special team sent to secure a mysterious sample from an abandoned research facility on the moon."
With a slew of hit K-dramas in 2020, would you even expect the Hallyu world to get more exciting than it already is? Well, it has. Word on the street is that Korean superstar Gong Yoo (yes, you read that right) is rumored to make his small-screen comeback in the sci-fi drama The Sea Of Silence. This is huuuuge news 'cause, ICYDK, Gong Yoo's last series was 2016's record-breaking drama Goblin.
In April, the 40-year-old actor's agency, Management SOOP, did release a statement saying, "It is true that Gong Yoo is reviewing an offer to star in The Sea Of Silence. It is not confirmed." (via Soompi)
Want to know about Gong Yoo oppa's new drama? Read on below!
So, what's The Sea Of Silence about?
The Sea Of Silence is produced as a Netflix Original series so expect the plot to be unlike usual drama tropes. Soompi describes the drama as such, "The Sea Of Silence is a sci-fi thriller that is set in the future, where desertification has left the earth with food and water shortages. A special team is tasked with retrieving mysterious samples from an abandoned research base on the moon."
Who's starring in it?
He will be playing the role of Han Yoon Jae, a soldier and team leader at the Space and Aeronautics Administration.
The Kingdom actress will be playing astrobiologist Doctor Song Ji An.
Lee Jon will take on the role of head engineer Captain Ryu Tae Seok. He works for the Ministry of National Defense, and he volunteered to join the mission.
When will production begin?
Filming of The Sea Of Silence is set for August 2020 and will have eight episodes.
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