Korean-language Apple TV+ sci-fi thriller “Dr. Brain” premieres November 3 in US [trailer]

Based on the popular Korean webtoon of the same name, “Dr. Brain” is the first Korean-language project for Apple’s streaming service coming next month. And now, the company has shared the first trailer for this promising new Apple TV+ sci-fi thriller.

Poster artwork for Korean Apple TV+ science-fiction thriller "Dr. Brain"
Image credit: Apple


  • “Dr. Brain” is about a neuroscientist who navigates through other people’s memories
  • The show now has the official trailer and a confirmed release date
  • K-drama fans will enjoy “Dr. Brain,” the first-ever Korean Apple Original

Watch the first trailer for Apple TV+ sci-fi thriller “Dr. Brain”

“Dr. Brain” is Apple’s first-ever original show specifically created for the Korean market.

That’s not to say that the project will be limited to the Korean market. Quite the contrary, the six-episode Korean-language series will see its premiere in Korea on Apple TV+ Thursday, November 4, which works out to Wednesday, November 3 in the United States.

The inaugural trailer for “Dr. Brain” is embedded right ahead.

New episodes are scheduled to arrive weekly through December 10, 2021.

Based on the popular Korean webtoon of the same name

A press release on the Apple website describes “Dr. Brain” as a project that’s based on the popular Korean webtoon of the same name. As we told you before, “Dr. Brain” is an emotional journey revolving around a scientist who suffers a horrific personal tragedy and is on a mission to figure out what happened to his family, which apparently involves conducting brain syncs with the dead to access their memories for clues.

“Dr. Brain” 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.

And now with the inaugural trailer published, we can get a feel for the project’s atmosphere and storytelling. The series was directed and executive produced by filmmaker KIM Jee-woon, starring LEE Sun-kyun (“Parasite”), LEE You-young, PARK Hee-soon, SEO Ji-hye and LEE Jae-won.

Apple TV+ and Apple TV 4K coming to Korea on November

According to Apple’s announcement, both the Apple TV+ video-streaming service along with the company’s Apple TV 4K media streamer will launch in South Korea alongside “Dr. Brain” from Thursday, November 4, 2021.