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Netflix Acquires Korean Drama Series ‘Mr. Sunshine’ For July Premiere

Netflix has licensed the new Korean original drama series Mr. Sunshine, from Descendants of the Sun creators Kim Eun-sook and Lee Eung-bok, for a worldwide premiere next month.

Written by Kim and directed by Lee, the 24-episode Mr. Sunshine will premiere exclusively on Netflix starting July 7, with episodes streaming on the same day of its Korean broadcast in the U.S. and Asian territories excluding Korea. The series will then premiere in Japan on July 8 and the rest of the world on July 19.

Set in Shinmiyangyo, or the U.S. 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 ironically falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter and discovers the dark scheme to colonize

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