Parasite actor to star in first Korean-language series for Apple TV+
Lee Sun-kyun will appear in the sci-fi thriller based on popular webtoon Dr Brain.
Apple TV+ is getting its first Korean-language series and Parasite actor Lee Sun-kyun is set to star. The sci-fi thriller, Dr Brain, is based on a popular Korean webtoon of the same name.
The series follows a scientist who is determined to access the consciousness and memories of the brain using new technologies. The plot thickens when his family gets into a mysterious accident, and he uses his skills to piece together the truth behind what happened.
Deadline reported that Dr Brain, which is set to launch on the streaming service later this year, is currently in production in South Korea. It’s directed and written by Korean filmmaker, Kim Jee-woon, known for his work in I Saw The Devil and A Tale Of Two Sisters.
Also in the works for Apple TV+ is Pachinko, a limited series starring Lee Min-ho, which will be in Korean, Japanese and English.
Korean actor Lee played the Park family patriarch in Bong Joon-ho’s multi-award-winning Parasite, the first foreign-language film to win an Oscar for best picture, which it picked up at the 2020 ceremony. He's currently the only confirmed actor cast in Dr Brain.