Apple TV+ has announced an expansion of its international slate with a series order for “Dr. Brain,” a new sci-fi thriller based on the Korean webtoon that will be written and directed by filmmaker Kim Jee-Woon (“A Tale of Two Sisters,” “I Saw the Devil”), and star SAG Award-winner Lee Sun-Kyun (“Parasite”). The series marks the first Korean-language project for Apple TV+.
Now in production in South Korea and set to debut later this year, the series is described this way:
“Dr. Brain” 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.
“Dr. Brain” 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.