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Pasiones Brings Korean Novela Descendants of the Sun to U.S., LatAm


The Spanish-language Pasiones channel has picked up the Korean novela Descendants of the Sun (Descendientes del Sol) for both its U.S. and Latin American feeds.

The drama stars Soong Joong-Ki and Song Hye-Kyo. It tells the story of Captain Yoo Shi Jin, the leader of a Korean special forces unit, and Dr. Kang Mu Yeon, a beautiful top trauma surgeon in Seoul. The romantic drama will debut on the network’s Latin American feed on January 9 and will follow with its U.S. premiere on January 15.

“Bringing love to the battlefield, Descendientes del Sol combines all the familiar elements of K-drama our viewers love and adds a uniquely compelling feature with its war-torn military theme,” said Francisco Gimenez, the general manager of cable networks for Hemisphere Media Group, Pasiones’ parent company. Korean dramas continue to dominate the novela scene and we are confident our audience will enjoy the smash hit military romance that swept all of Asia.”

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