Korean Drama fans have another reason to binge on Netflix. Writer Kim Eun-sook and director Lee Eung-bok, who previously worked together on the global hits “Descendants of the Sun” and “Goblin”, have teamed up once again for Netflix’ latest Korean Original offering, the K-drama “Mr. Sunshine”.
Based in Shinmiyangyo, or the U.S. 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 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.
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“Mr. Sunshine” Cast
Lee Byung-hun, ( G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Magnificent Seven) and Han Cho Bai (RED 2), takes on the role of U.S. marine officer Eugene Choi, while Kim Tae-ri, (The Handmaiden), will play the aristocrat’s daughter. Joining the cast are Go Ae-sin. Yoo Yeon-seok, Kim Min-jung, and Byun Yo-han.
“Mr. Sunshine” will have 24 episodes and will premier exclusively on Netflix on July 7.