Apple TV+ has placed the series order for ‘Dr. Brain’, its first Korean-language project. To be written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Kim Jee-Woon (‘A Tale of Two Sisters’, ‘I Saw the Devil’), ‘Dr. Brain’ is a sci-fi thriller series based on a popular Korean webtoon.
Starring SAG Award-winning actor Lee Sun-Kyun (‘Parasite’), ‘Dr. Brain’, on Apple TV+, is an emotional journey that follows a brain scientist who is obsessive about figuring out new technologies to access the consciousness and memories of the brain. His life goes sideways when his family falls victim to a mysterious accident, and he uses his skills to access memories from his wife’s brain to piece together the mystery of what actually happened to his family and why.
Korea-based studio, Bound Entertainment, along with Kakao Entertainment, Studioplex and Dark Circle Pictures will produce ‘Dr. Brain’ for Apple TV+. Executive producers for the thriller series include Kim Jee-Woon and Samuel Yeunju Ha (previously executive produced Kim Jee-Woon’s ‘Illang: The Wolf Brigade’ and Bong Joon-Ho’s ‘Okja’).
Ham Jung Yeub and Daniel Han executive produce for Studioplex, and Joy Jinsoo Lee and Min Young Hong serve as executive producers for Kakao Entertainment.
The series leads to the expansion of Apple TV+’s huge international content slate which include highly anticipated series ‘Pachinko’, the Korean, Japanese and English-language drama series based on the acclaimed novel, and written and executive produced by Soo Hugh; ‘Masters of the Air’, a new limited drama series from Apple Studios and executive produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, and Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman’s Playtone; ‘Slow Horses’, an international espionage thriller starring Academy Award winner Gary Oldman; ‘Shantaram’, based on Gregory David Robert’s best-selling novel and starring Charlie Hunnam; ‘Echo 3’, a new action-thriller set entirely between South America and the US, and written by Academy Award-winning producer and writer Mark Boal; ‘Acapulco’, a new Spanish and English language half-hour comedy series starring and executive produced by Eugenio Derbez; ‘The Essex Serpent’ starring Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award winner Claire Danes; and, ‘Suspicion’, a high-paced thriller starring Uma Thurman and based on the award-winning Israeli series False Flag’.
‘Dr. Brain’ is currently under production in South Korea and is set to début later this year on Apple TV+. The rest of the cast and the release date for Korean sci-fi thriller series ‘Dr. Brain’ is yet to be announced by Apple TV+.