The Silent Sea (Korean: 고요의 바다; RR: Goyo-eui bada) is a 2021 South Korean streaming television series starring Bae Doona, Gong Yoo and Lee Joon.
DIRECTOR – Choi Hang-yong
WRITTEN BY – Park Eun-kyo
GENRE – Science fiction, Thriller, Mystery
EPISODES – 8
RELEASE DATE – December 24, 2021
COUNTRY – South Korea
LANGUAGE – Korean
NETWORK – Netflix
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Set in the not-so-distant future, the Earth is dying and undergoing desertification. Earth’s only chance of survival rests in the hands of a specialist team sent to the Moon, whose task is to retrieve a mysterious sample from the Balhae Base research station.
Scientist Song Ji‑An (Bae Doona) An astrobiologist joins a hand-picked team of elite personnel on a mission to the moon.
Determined to uncover the truth behind an accident at the now-abandoned Balhae Base research station on the moon, where her deceased sister was a researcher.
The captain of the team, Han Yun‑Jae (Gong Yoo), is a soldier for the space agency. Lieutenant Ryu Tae‑seok (Lee Joon) of the Ministry of National Defense volunteers to be part of the crew in an attempt to escape the stifling environment at the Ministry.
The sample turns out to consist of a new element that ostensibly looks like water, but multiplies like a virus when it comes in contact with living cells.
- Bae Doona as Doctor Song Ji-an
An astrobiologist determined to uncover the truth behind an accident at the now-abandoned Balhae Base research station on the moon, where her deceased sister was a researcher.
- Gong Yoo as Han Yoon-jae
The exploration team leader who must carry out a crucial mission with limited information. He puts the completion of the mission and the safety of his team members above all else and does not refrain from putting himself in jeopardy to do so.
- Lee Joon as Lieutenant Ryu Tae-seok
The head engineer and former elite member of the Ministry of National Defense who volunteered for the mission in an attempt to escape the stifling environment at the Ministry.
Members of the mission
- Kim Sun-young as Dr. Hong Ga-Young
The doctor of the team.
- Kim Si-a as Luna 073
A mysterious girl that is the sole survivor of the Balhae accident from 5 years prior.
- Lee Moo-saeng as Chief Gong Soo-hyuk
Head of the security team and elder brother of Soo-chan.
- Lee Sung-wook as Kim Sun
The main shuttle pilot of the team.
- Choi Yong-Woo as Lee Gi-su
The shuttle co-pilot of the team who was switched with Eun Ji-young and joined the mission at the last minute.
- Jung Soon-Won as Gong Soo-chan
The assistant engineer of the team and brother of Chief Gong.
- Yoo Hee-je as E2
A soldier on the team.
- Cha Rae-Hyoung as E1
A soldier on the team.
- Yoo Sung-joo as Mr. Hwang
A previous employee at Balhae station that left prior to, and thus was not present for, the incident 5 years ago, and now serves as the team’s consultant.
- Yoon Hae-ri as Eun Ji-Young
The original co-pilot of the mission, but was later switched with Lee Gi-su at the last minute.
Space and Aeronautics Administration (SAA)
- Kang Mal-geum as Song Won-kyung.
The chief researcher in Balhae station and the elder sister of Song Ji-an. Deceased prior to the start of the series.
- Heo Sung-tae as Kim Jae-sun.
Chief of Resource Group of Aviation Administration