- Title: 태양의 후예 / Taeyangui Hooye
- English title: Descendants of the Sun
- Also known as: Descended from the Sun, The Sun's Descendants
- Genre: Romance, Melodrama, Comedy
- Episodes: 16
- Country: South Korea
- Original network: KBS2
- Original release: February 24, 2016
- Runtime: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 (KST)
A love story between Captain Yoo Shi-Jin, who belongs to the UN peacekeeping troops, and Doctor Kang Mo-Yeon. Due to the UN’s request, they are stationed in the capital of another the country.
Main Cast Edit
- Song Joong Ki as Captain Yoo Shi Jin of the Alpha Team (aka Big Boss)
- Song Hye Kyo as Professor Kang Mo Yun (aka Beauty)
- Jin Goo as Chief Master Sergeant Seo Dae Young (aka Wolf)
- Kim Ji Won as Lieutenant Yoon Myung Joo (Orthopedic Surgeon)
- Kang Shin Il as Lieutenant General Yoon (Myung Joo's father) (aka Yellow Tiger)
Alpha Team Edit
- Kim Byung Chul as Colonel Park Byung Soo
- Park Hoon as Sergeant Choi Woo Geun (aka Snoopy)
- Choi Woong as Staff Sergeant Gong Chul Ho (aka Harry Potter)
- Ahn Bo Hyun as Sergeant Im Kwang Nam (aka Piccolo)
- Kim Min Suk as Private Kim Ki Bum
Haesung Hospital Medical Services Team Edit
- Lee Seung Joon as Song Sang Hyun (General Surgeon)
- Seo Jung Yeon as Ha Ja Ae (ER Nursing Team)
- Onew as Lee Chi Hoon (1st year Resident of Thoracic Surgery)
- Park Hwan Hee as Choi Min Ji (ER Nurse)
People at Haesung Hospital Edit
- Hyun Jyu Ni as Pyo Ji Soo (Pathology Specialist)
- Tae In Ho as Han Suk Won (Chairman of Haesung Hospital)
- Park Ah In as Kim Eun Ji (Thoracic Surgery Specialist)
- Jo Woo Ri as Jang Hee Eun (1st Year Resident of Anesthesiology)
People in Urk (Uruk) Edit
- Cho Jasper (재스퍼 조) as Daniel Spencer (Peacemaker Emergency Doctor Team)
- Jun Soo Jin as Ri Ye Hwa (Peacemaker Emergency Nurse Team)
- David McInnis as David Argus (black market boss)
- Zyon Barreto as Fatima
- Kwak In Joon as Lee Han Soo
- Jo Jae Yoon as Jin Young Soo
- Lee Yi Kyung as Kang Min Jae
- Jun In Taek as Yoo Young Geun (Yoo Shi Jin's father)
- Nam Moon Chul as Manager Go
- Matthew Douma as US Army Delta Force Captain Jordan
- Joey Albright as US Army Delta Force member
- Jure Mandić as US Army Delta Force Commander
- Ji Seung Hyun as Ahn Jung Joon
- Lee Jae Yong as Choi Ji Ho
- Sung Gi Yoon as the President
- Kim Kyul as Chairman Han's assistant
- Lee Kwang Soo as shooting arcade operator (ep 1)
- Lee Jong Hyuk as Captain Kim Jin Suk (ep 2, 5, 10, 15)
- Jung Ji Won as TV announcer (ep 2)
- Park Tae Won as TV announcer (ep 2)
- Ryu Hwa Young as Seo Dae Young's ex-girlfriend (ep 3)
- Park Joon Geum as Chi Hoon's mother (ep 7, ep 11)
- Yoo Ah In as banker (ep 13)
- Nam Ki Ae as Mo Yun's mother (ep 13)
- Red Velvet as themselves (ep 16)
- Takes over the KBS2 Wed. & Thu. 21:55 time slot previously occupied by "The Merchant: Gaekju 2015."
- First script reading took place on May 28, 2015 at KBS Annex Broadcasting Station in Yeouido, South Korea. Song Joong-Ki and Song Hye-Kyo read scripts for ep.8 and ep.9 at the first script reading.
- Drama series is actor Song Joong-Ki's first acting role since being discharged from the South Korean military on May 26, 2015.
- Story is set in the fictional place of "Wooreukeu" with war and disease raging.
- Filming began June 12, 2015 and Song Joong-Ki began filming July, 2015.
- Filming took place in Greece for about a month from September 28, 2015. Main characters played by Song Joong-Ki and Song Hye-Kyo meet for the first time in Greece.
- Filming finished in the early morning of December 30, 2015.
- First drama series for KBS where filming will be completed prior to airing the drama series.
- Director: Lee Eung-Bok
- Writer : Kim Eun Sook , Kim Sook Won
- Producer: Lee Eung Bok