Apple Orders Korean Language Series 'Dr. Brain' Starring Parasite's Lee Sun Kyun

Apple today announced that it has signed a series order for "Dr. Brain," a Korean-language show based on the popular Korean webtoon of the same name.

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"Dr. Brain" will be written and directed by filmmaker Kim Jee-Woon, and it will star Lee Sun-Kyun, best known for "Parasite." The series is in production in South Korea and is expected to debut later this year.

The show tells the story of a brain scientist who works to find new technologies to access memory, tools that he uses when his family is in a mysterious accident.

Now in production in South Korea and set to debut later this year, "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 one of several Apple Original international dramas coming to Apple TV+. Apple is also working on "Pachinko," "Masters of the Air," "Slow Horses," "Shantaram," "Echo 3," "Acapulco," and other shows.

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Wotcher Avatar
43 months ago
As Bong Joon-ho said, ""Once you overcome the 1-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films".

Glad to see this happening. Hopefully we'll get shows from Japan/China/Taiwan/India etc too.
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TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
43 months ago
Cannot wait for this series. So excited :)
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lesser Evets Avatar
43 months ago

Would have preferred a typical anime art form. But it is apple
It’s live action, based on a webcomic.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FightTheFuture Avatar
43 months ago

Would have preferred a typical anime art form. But it is apple
In SK many webcomics are translated to live action and are a big part of television.


It’s live action, based on a webcomic.
My favorite webcomic adaptation is The Sound of Your Heart. Takes a little to adjust to the comedy but it leaves you wanting more. I think it’s still on Netflix.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CrashSpyroXP Avatar
43 months ago

Glad to see this happening. Hopefully we'll get shows from Japan/China/Taiwan/India etc too.
I want TV shows from Europe.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
orbital~debris Avatar
43 months ago
Sounds intriguing. Looking forward to it!

Some will trash this because it requires reading. Their loss, I suspect (Parasite was amazing).
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