The striking new sci-fi drama series is directed by Kim Jee-woon.
Apple TV+ have released a trailer for it’s first Korean-language show: Dr. Brain. Based on a webtoon by Hongjacga, the series is from director Kim Jee-woon and follows a scientist who seeks to understand a tragedy by sifting through the memories of the dead. It stars Lee Sun-kyun (Parasite) and the impressive log line tells us ‘The truth lies in your mind’.
Here’s the summary:
“The series follows a brilliant brain scientist Sewon (Lee Sun-kyun) who suffers a horrific personal tragedy when his family falls victim to a mysterious accident. Desperate to uncover what happened, he goes to extraordinary lengths to solve the tragic mystery by conducting “brain syncs” with the dead to access their memories for clues.”
We love the immersive, colourful look of the trailer, which seems to promises a head-spinning and visually striking show. While science fiction often likes to play with memories and perception, delving into the memories of the dead seems like interesting new territory.
Dr. Brain is written, directed and executive produced by KIM Jee-woon. Executive producers also include Samuel Yeunju Ha and Jamie Yuan Lai for Bound Entertainment; HAM Jung Yeub and Daniel Han for StudioPlex; Joy Jinsoo Lee and Min Young Hong for Kakao Entertainment; and Antonio H.W. Lee. KIM Jin A and KOH YoungJae also write.
The series is produced for Apple TV+ by Bound Entertainment, Kakao Entertainment, StudioPlex and Dark Circle Pictures.
Dr. Brain will premiere in the US on November 3rd, with the rest of the world following the day after. It’s a six-part series, with episodes dropping weekly.
Will you be watching?