Dr Brain: Apple orders sci-fi thriller from Kim Jee-Woon
Staff Reporter | On 07, Mar 2021
Apple TV+ is expanding its international footprint with a new series order for Korean sci-fi thriller Dr Brain.
The show, based on the widely popular Korean webtoon, will be written and directed by filmmaker Kim Jee-Woon (A Tale of Two Sisters, I Saw the Devil). SAG Award-winner Lee Sun-Kyun (Parasite) will star as 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.
The series marks the first Korean-language project for Apple TV+. It is produced for Apple TV+ by Korea-based studio, Bound Entertainment, along with Kakao Entertainment, Studioplex and Dark Circle Pictures. Kim Jee-Woon serves as executive producer alongside Samuel Yeunju Ha, executive producer of 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.
Production is now underway in South Korea and will debut later this year.