2020s

Know the Cast: ‘The Silent Sea’

The Silent Sea Cast - Every Performer and Character in the Netflix Series

The Silent Sea cast features Bae Doona, Gong Yoo and Lee Joon. This info article contains minor spoilers for the 2021 South Korean Netflix series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Written by Park Eun-kyo and directed by Choi Hang-yong, The Silent Sea follows a mission to the moon. Korea’s Space and Aeronautics Division enlists a group of specialists to acquire a lunar sample five years after a deadly radiation incident. The mission goes horribly wrong when the SAA astronauts discover that someone, or something, lives at the Balhae Lunar Research Station. Here’s every main performer and character in The Silent Sea, a space horror adaptation of Choi Hang-yong’s 2014 film The Sea of Tranquility.

The Silent Sea Cast: Bae Doona as Song Ji-an

The Silent Sea Cast - Bae Doona as Song Ji-an

Character Profile: An ethologist and former astrobiologist. Her late sister was the head researcher at the Balhae Base Research Station. Ji-an protects a human clone named Luna 073 and hopes to keep her safe at the International Institute of Space Biology.

Bae’s Resume: Yeong-mi Cha in Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002), Park Nam-Joo in The Host (2006), Young-Nam in A Girl at My Door (2014), Sun Bak in Sense8 (2015-18), Seo Bi in Kingdom (2019-20)

The Silent Sea Cast: Gong Yoo as Han Yoon-jae

The Silent Sea Cast - Gong Yoo as Han Yoon-jae

Character Profile: The SAA mission captain. He challenges Dr. Choi about radiation theory. Yoon-jae hopes to reunite with his daughter, Hajin, but realizes that he needs to focus on the big picture.

Gong’s Resume: Han Gi-Joon in Finding Mr. Destiny (2010), Kang In-ho in Silenced (2011), Seok-woo in Train to Busan (2016), Kim Shin in Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016-17), The Salesman in Squid Game (2021)

The Silent Sea Cast: Lee Joon as Ryoo Tae-seok

The Silent Sea Cast - Lee Joon as Ryoo Tae-seok

Character Profile: An SAA space engineer. He’s a former pilot who defends Ji-an. Tae-seok is revealed to be a spy for RX Corporation.

Lee’s Resume: Teenage Raizo in Ninja Assassin (2009), Oh Young in Rough Play (2013), Choi Dae-Han in Mr. Baek (2014), In-Sang Han in Heard It Through the Grapevine (2015), Ahn Joong Hee in Father Is Strange (2017)

The Silent Sea Cast: Kim Sun-young as Hong Ga-Young

The Silent Sea Cast - Kim Sun-young as Hong Ga-Young

Character Profile: An SAA space doctor. She worries about how her team’s claims about lunar water will be perceived back on Earth. Ga-Young theorizes about Ji-an’s DNA link with Luna.

Hong’s Resume: Ms. Kim in Herstory (2018), Na Wol-sook in Crash Landing on You (2019-20), Heesuk Jeon in Three Sisters (2020), Lee Man-Jung in Homemade Love Story (2020-21), Min-Jung in The Day I Died: Unclosed Case (2020)

The Silent Sea Cast: Kim Si-A as Luna 073

The Silent Sea Cast - Kim Si-A as Luna 073

Character Profile: A space survivor of the Balhae radiation incident. She kills SAA astronomers out of fear. Luna 073 is actually a human clone who could potentially be used as a long-term lunar water test subject.

Kim’s Resume: N/A

The Silent Sea Cast: Lee Moo-saeng as Gong Soo-hyuk

The Silent Sea Cast - Lee Moo-saeng as Gong Soo-hyuk

Character Profile: The head of security for the SAA space mission. He clashes with Tae-seok and identifies another colleague as a spy. Soo-hyuk helps Ji-an protect Luna.

Lee’s Resume: N/A

The Silent Sea Cast: Lee Sung-Wook as Kim Sun

The Silent Sea Cast - Lee Sung-Wook as Kim Sun

Character Profile: The “Top Gun” of SAA. He works as an assistant engineer during the space mission. Sun has a fateful encounter with Luna.

Resume: N/A

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The Silent Sea cast also includes Choi Yong-Woo, Yoo Hee-je, Cha Rae-Hyoung, Yu Seong-Ju, Yoon Hae-ri, Heo Sung-tae and Gil Hae-yeon.

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.