Mr. Sunshine Set for Rollout on Netflix


The new Korean drama Mr. Sunshine, which hails from the team behind the megahits Descendants of the Sun and Goblin, has been picked up by Netflix for a global rollout.

The series is produced by Hwa&Dam Pictures and Studio Dragon. Set in the late 19th century, it tells the story of a Korean boy who ran away on an American warship and returns years later as a U.S. Marine officer. The cast includes Lee Byung-hun and Kim Tae-ri.

“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, VP of content for Asia.

The 24-episode drama will premiere on the streaming platform in the U.S. and most Asian markets—excluding Korea—on the same day as its Korean broadcast. It will be available in Japan July 8 and the rest of the world July 19.