Did you love Korean drama Descendants of the Sun? We’ve got good news for K-drama fans. Mr. Sunshine, a 24-episode series from the same creators of the global hit drama, will be screened on Netflix beginning July 7.
Mr Sunshine is written by Kim Eun-sook and directed by Lee Eung-bok. It marks the continuing partnership of the two, who created international hits Descendants of the Sun and Goblin.
Set during the US expedition to Korea in the late 19th century, Mr. Sunshine tells the story of a Korean boy born into the family of a house servant. They flee Korea and board an American warship. He later returns to his homeland as a US marine officer. He ironically falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter, and discovers a dark scheme to colonise the country that he once ran away from.
Lee Byung-hun takes on the role of the US marine officer, Eugene Choi, while Kim Tae-ri plays the aristocrat’s daughter, Ko Ae-shin. The main cast also includes Yoo Yeon-seok, Kim Min-jung and Byun Yo-han.
“We have seen so much passion for top-quality Korean stories, and the pedigree of a title like Mr. Sunshine is a significant step forward in building a strong Korean content library for our members around the world,” said Rob Roy, vice-president of Content Acquisition.