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.