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.

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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.

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