If you enjoyed the K-drama Descendants of the Sun and Goblin, you might enjoy this upcoming series that will be available for streaming on Netflix this month. 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 U.S. 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.
Mr. Sunshine is based in Shinmiyangyo, or the U.S. expedition to Korea in the late 19th century.
The series is directed by Lee Eung-bok, who also helmed Descendants of the Sun and Goblin, so you can expect the same level of quality and drama for this one.
Lee Byung-hun, who played Storm Shadow in G.I. Joe and Han Cho Bai in Red 2, will be taking on the role of U.S. marine officer Eugene Choi. He will be joined by Kim Tae-ri, who was in The Handmaiden, as the aristocrat’s daughter, Go Ae-sin. Yoo Yeon-seok, Kim Min-jung, and Byun Yo-han are also part of the cast.
Mr. Sunshine will premiere exclusively on Netflix starting July 7, with 24 episodes streaming on the same day of its Korean broadcast in the US and most Asian territories. The series will then premiere in Japan on July 8, and the rest of the world on July 19.