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Netflix Acquires Korean Drama ‘Mr. Sunshine’

24 Episodes Available for Streaming

Netflix has licensed the new Korean original drama “Mr. Sunshine,” a 24-episode series from the creators of “Descendants of the Sun” Available for streaming on July 7 (with episodes streaming on the same day of its Korean broadcast in the U.S. and Asian territories excluding Korea), “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. There he 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,” which is based on the US expedition to Korea in the late 19th century, is written by Kim Eun-sook and directed by Lee Eung-bok. The series is produced by Hwa&Dam Pictures and Studio Dragon, who teamed up with Hwa&Dam Pictures for titles including “Goblin” and “Bravo My Life.”

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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