Apple TV+ has announced the acquisition of a popular Korean webtoon series, ‘Dr. Brain’ coming to the service. The very first Korean-language series on Apple TV+ is written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Kim Jee-Woon who is known for movies like ‘I saw the devil’ and ‘A tale of two sisters’. The series will be released by the end of 2021.
Recently, the video streaming service announced a one of kind audio-visual series, ‘Calls’ coming out on March 19. Starring Pedro Pascal, Aubrey Plaza, and others, the series will offer “a groundbreaking, immersive television experience based on the buzzy French series of the same name, masterfully using audio and minimal abstract visuals to tell nine bone-chilling, short-form stories.”
Apple TV+ orders new Korean webtoon, ‘Dr. Brain’ to expand its international slate
Starring SAG Award-winner actor Lee Sun Kyun, from the movie Parasite, Dr.Brain is a science fiction emotional journey of an obsessive brain scientist who develops new technologies to access the brain’s consciousness and memories. After he loses his family to an unfortunate accident, Dr. Brain uses his technology to tap into his dead wife’s brain to piece together what had happened.
The series is produced by Korea-based studio Bound Entertainment, Kokao Entertainment, Dark Circle Pictures, and Studioplex. Currently, in production, the series will be launched later in 2021 to join other popular series on Apple TV+.
The series will join a growing slate of Apple Original international dramas hailing from global award-winning storytellers, including highly anticipated series “Pachinko,” the Korean, Japanese and English-language drama series based on the acclaimed novel, and written and executive produced by Soo Hugh; “Masters of the Air,” a new limited drama series from Apple Studios and executive produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, and Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman’s Playtone;
“Slow Horses,” an international espionage thriller starring Academy Award winner Gary Oldman; “Shantaram,” based on Gregory David Robert’s best-selling novel and starring Charlie Hunnam; “Echo 3,” a new action-thriller set entirely between South America and the US, and written by Academy Award-winning producer and writer Mark Boal; “Acapulco,” a new Spanish and English language half-hour comedy series starring and executive produced by Eugenio Derbez; “The Essex Serpent” starring Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award winner Claire Danes; and, “Suspicion,” a high-paced thriller starring Uma Thurman and based on the award-winning Israeli series “False Flag.” Apple
Although Apple TV+ has limited content at the moment, its titles like Ted Lasso, Peanuts in Space Ghostwriter, and The Morning Show have impressed the critics and have won Emmy awards and nominations. Launched in 2019, the video streaming service offers all original content, and the release of new movies and shows was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.