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Shining on Mr Sunshine

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NETFLIX has picked up multi-territory rights to Mr Sunshine ,a new Korean period drama series starring Lee Byung-hun.

The show is written by Kim Eun-sook and directed by Lee Eung-bok, the pair who created smash hit series Descendant­s Of The Sun. Production is by Hwa&Dam Pictures, one of Korea’s top drama production firms, and Studio Dragon, who teamed up with Hwa&Dam for Goblin and Bravo My Life.

Running to 24-episodes, Mr Sunshine will premiere exclusivel­y on Netflix starting July 7, with 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.

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 falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter and discovers the dark scheme to colonise the country that he once ran away from.

Lee( G.I. Joe, Red2 ,) is accompanie­d by Kim Tae-ri (The Handmaiden), who plays the aristocrat’s daughter. Other cast include Yoo Yeon-seok, Kim Minjung, and Byun Yo-han.

“We have seen so much passion for top quality Korean stories, and the pedigree of a title like Mr Sunshine is a significan­t step forward in building a strong Korean content library for our members around the world,” said Rob Roy, Netflix VP of content acquisitio­n. – Reuters

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Mr Sunshine is a new Korean period drama series starring Lee and Kim. Netflix

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