Will ‘Mr. Sunshine’ find success abroad?

By Im Eun-byel
  • Published : Jun 26, 2018 - 15:53
  • Updated : Jun 26, 2018 - 15:53

Cable channel tvN is soon to air its new Saturday-Sunday drama series “Mr. Sunshine,” featuring Lee Byung-hun and Kim Tae-ri as the main leads. The story centers on the two working to save Joseon-era Korea from Japan in early 1900s.

The fantasy-romance series is to air through Netflix, a global streaming service. The production has stoked great anticipation, as the team’s previous works, “Descendants of the Sun” and “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God” were greatly loved in and out of Korea. 

Kim Tae-ri (Yonhap)

“The drama was made for the Korean audience. But if it is well made, foreign audiences might like it too,” producer Lee Eung-bok said.

“I think every drama or film is about humans in the end. It is about human relationships. Though the series is based on Korean history, foreign audiences will be able to understand the feelings through characters and their relationships,” Lee Byung-hun added.

By Im Eun-byel (silverstar@heraldcorp.com)