Details Edit

  • Title:  태양의 후예 / Taeyangui Hooye
    Descendants of the Sun (2016)
  • 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)

Synopsis Edit

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. 

Cast Edit

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

Others Edit

  • 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

Cameos Edit

  • 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)

Notes Edit

  • 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.

Production Edit

  • Director: Lee Eung-Bok
  • Writer : Kim Eun Sook , Kim Sook Won
  • Producer:  Lee Eung Bok