Upcoming K-drama Mr. Sunshine will premiere exclusively on Netflix starting July 7, with episodes streaming on the same day of its Korean broadcast in the U.S. and Asian territories excluding Korea. The series will also premiere in Japan on July 8 and the rest of the world on July 19.
Anticipations have been rising for Mr. Sunshine, a drama that is written by Kim Eun-sook (known for her works “Goblin”, “Descendants of the Sun”, “The Heirs”, “Secret Garden”, and many more) and directed by Lee Eung-bok (known to have directed “Goblin”, “Descendants of the Sun”, “School 2013”, “Dream High 2”, “Dream High”, and many more). The drama will also mark the continuing partnership between writer Kim and director Lee.
Based in Shinmiyangyo, or the US expedition to Korea in the late 19th century, Mr. Sunshine tells the story of a Korean boy born into a family of a house servant running away to board an American warship, later to return to his homeland as a US marine officer. He ironically falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter and discovers the dark scheme to colonize the country that he once ran away from.
Veteran actor Lee Byung-hun will take on the role of the US marine officer Eugene Choi, while Kim Tae-ri who came into the spotlight with The Handmaiden, will play the aristocrat’s daughter, Go Ae-sin. Yoo Yeon-seok, Kim Min-jung, and Byun Yo-han also join the cast playing key roles within the story.
Be sure not to miss the premiere of Mr. Sunshine on Netflix this July 7 for Singapore Netflix subscribers!