Kim Eun Sook, the writer of the huge hits Goblin and Descendants of the Sun, is bringing us a new drama called Mr. Sunshine. Mr. Sunshine is set around 1900 and follows the romance of a soldier of the righteous army and a nobleman’s daughter. It follows the story of the soldier who got on a U.S. military expedition as a child and grew up in America. As an adult, he then returns to Korea as a soldier.
Well, I’m excited for this drama on so many levels. First, this time period is incredibly unique for kdramas. Most dramas are set during the Japanese occupation that immediately followed this time period. So apparently, they will be building all new sets for the drama.
Second, I’m a fan of this writer. I enjoy her romances, and her last two outings have been lavish affairs that garnered worldwide attention and popularity. And with the unique setting for Mr. Sunshine, it sounds like a perfect backdrop for another epic and visually stunning romance drama.
No actors have been attached to the project yet. Of course, I’m already fantasy casting though. I may be a bit biased, but I think Lee Joon Gi sounds perfect for this role. He does amazing in period pieces, and I think he would fit so well in this sort of transitional period. And of course, he would bring so much acting talent to the table. A sprawling period romance just sounds perfect for him.
But I won’t be getting my hopes up, as there are plenty of other actors to be considered, and we know many of them will be wanting a role like this. I’m definitely excited for the drama though!
Mr. Sunshine is looking to air in 2018.
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