Abyss (TV series)

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Promotional poster
Created byStudio Dragon
Written byMoon Soo-yeon
Directed byYoo Je-won
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
  • Lee Hyang-bong
  • Bae Lik-hyeon
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Neo Entertainment
Original networktvN
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseMay 6 (2019-05-06) –
June 25, 2019 (2019-06-25)
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Abyss (Korean어비스; RREobiseu) is a 2019 South Korean television series starring Park Bo-young, Ahn Hyo-seop and Lee Sung-jae. It aired on tvN's Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:30 KST time slot from May 6 to June 25, 2019.[1][2][3]


Go Se-yeon is a beautiful prosecution lawyer at the top of her game, and Cha Min is her friend, an unattractive but rich heir to a cosmetics empire. They are both revived into different bodies by supernatural beings using an “Abyss” after their deaths in separate incidents. The “Abyss” is a celestial object which has the power to revive anything that has died; the reincarnated bodies take on the appearance of that person's soul. Go Se-yeon takes on a plainer appearance, whilst Cha Min becomes very attractive and young; virtually the opposite of before. They start working together to find out the reason for their revival and who caused Go Se-yeon's death.[4]



A prosecution lawyer who is murdered by the Eomsan-dong serial killer. She tries to figure out who killed her and how she has been reincarnated.
The rich yet unattractive successor to a cosmetics company who is reincarnated as an attractive young man after his death. He has been friends with Go Se-yeon since childhood.
A skilled surgeon who is referred to as a legend in the medical community. He has a mysterious demeanour and hidden secrets.


The police detective who is head of the investigation into Go Se-yeon's death.
Cha Min's fiancée who mysteriously disappears just before their wedding.
A prosecution lawyer and one of Go Se-yeon's colleagues before her death.
Cha Min's domineering mother and head of the family's cosmetics empire.
  • Song Sang-Eun as Lee Mi-do
Go Se-yeon's former colleague and Dong-Cheol's ex-girlfriend, who has left Korea for the United States.
  • Lee Chul-min as Park Gi-man
The vengeful father of a victim of the Eomsan-dong serial killer.
  • Shim Yoon-bo as Mr. Kim[15]


The first script reading took place in February 2019 in Sangam-dong, Seoul, South Korea.[16]

Original soundtrack[edit]

Abyss OST
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
LabelStone Music Entertainment
Genie Music

Part 1[edit]

Released on May 14, 2019
1."Into The Abyss"
2."Into The Abyss" (Inst.) 3:03
Total length:6:06

Part 2[edit]

Released on May 21, 2019
1."Fallin'"Kim Feel3:34
2."Fallin'" (Inst.) 3:34
Total length:7:08

Part 3[edit]

Released on June 4, 2019
1."Stay"Kim Bo-hyung4:08
2."Stay" (Inst.) 4:08
Total length:8:16
Disc 2:
1."Abyss" (Opening Title)Im Ha-young1:32
2."Alien,Abyss and Resurrection"Im Ha-young1:47
3."Appearance Calling"Im Ha-young1:54
4."Big Swirl"Daniel Lee1:00
5."Couldn't happen if normal"Yoo Jung-hyung2:39
6."Finding for clue"Yoo Jung-hyung2:17
7."Gloomy Pride"Im Ha-young1:40
8."Good Idea"Im Ha-young1:32
9."Infallible Operation"Im Ha-young1:22
10."Mature Friendship"Im Ha-young1:03
11."Party life after false accusation"Yoo Jung-hyung2:11
12."Question being Answered"Yoo Jung-hyung1:43
13."Rest during chaos"Yoo Jung-hyung2:13
14."Rules and Narration of Abyss"Im Ha-young3:40
15."Sly Looks"Im Ha-young2:34
16."The thing that shouldn't have happened"Yoo Jung-hyung2:02
17."Their sad line"Im Ha-young1:49
18."The man who's got his blood"Im Ha-young2:18


In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
(AGB Nielsen)[17]
Nationwide Seoul
1 May 6, 2019 3.858% 4.836%
2 May 7, 2019 3.682% 4.620%
3 May 13, 2019 3.142% 3.791%
4 May 14, 2019 3.219% 4.024%
5 May 20, 2019 2.743% 3.345%
6 May 21, 2019 3.346% 3.720%
7 May 27, 2019 2.365% 2.817%
8 May 28, 2019 2.339% 2.956%
9 June 3, 2019 2.704% 3.353%
10 June 4, 2019 2.251% 2.979%
11 June 10, 2019 2.273% 2.360%
12 June 11, 2019 2.156% 2.537%
13 June 17, 2019 2.151% 2.370%
14 June 18, 2019 2.035% 2.168%
15 June 24, 2019 2.043% 2.308%
16 June 25, 2019 2.282% 2.889%
Average 2.662% 3.192%
  • This drama airs on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC and EBS).


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  8. ^ Jang, Jin-li (February 11, 2019). '대세 배우' 안효섭, '어비스' 출연 확정...박보영과 연기 호흡 [공식입장]. OSEN (in Korean). Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  9. ^ Kim, Sun-woo (March 19, 2019). [단독] 안세하, '어비스' 특별 출연…재벌 2세 변신. Xports News (in Korean). Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  10. ^ Park, Ah-reum (March 12, 2019). 이성재, ‘어비스’ 합류 “연기 인생 가장 강렬한 변신”(공식입장). Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  11. ^ Park, Soo-in (February 19, 2019). 이시언 측 “‘어비스’ 출연 확정” 박보영과 연기 호흡(공식입장). Newsen (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  12. ^ Shin, So-won (March 7, 2019). "한소희, '어비스' 출연확정…박보영X안효섭과 호흡". My Daily (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  13. ^ Kim, Ji-won (March 14, 2019). "'어비스' 이시언X한소희X권수현, 캐스팅 확정...신스틸러 3인방 활약 예고". News Hankyung (in Korean). Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  14. ^ Lee, Won-seok (March 20, 2019). 새 드라마 대본 리딩서 '콧소리'내며 상대 배우에게 애교 부리는 박보영. Insight (in Korean). Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  15. ^ Kim, Min-ji (March 13, 2019). 연극계 다크호스 심윤보, '어비스'로 안방극장 진출. News1 (in Korean). Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  16. ^ Tae, Yu-na (March 20, 2019). "'어비스' 박보영X안효섭, 첫 대본 리딩...'영혼 소생 커플 탄생'". News Hankyung (in Korean). Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  17. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2016-06-01. Retrieved 2018-09-23.

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