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‘Descendants of the Sun’ Cast Make Cameo Appearances In ‘Mr. Sunshine’

by Skylar Kenn / Jul 09, 2018 08:42 PM EDT
‘Descendants of the Sun’ Cast Make Cameo Appearances In ‘Mr. Sunshine’ Photo by actor_jingoo/Instagram

Mr. Sunshine, the newest tvN drama, recently premiered on Netflix and earned praises from fans and critics. The highly anticipated show also shared a sneak peek of the cameo appearances of Jin Goo and Kim Ji Won, stars of the Descendants of the Sun. The special appearance marks the actors' reunion after starring in the 2016 Korean drama.

Mr. Sunshine tells the story of a young boy who leaves Korea for the United States in 1871. He returns to his homeland in his adulthood, now an American soldier. The new K-drama brings together director Lee Eung Bok and screenwriter Kim Eun Sook, who have worked previously on Goblin and Descendants of the Sun.

'Descendants of the Sun' Cast to Bring More Tension to 'Mr. Sunshine'

Earlier this year, it was reported that Jin Goo and Kim Ji Won would be making special appearances in the pilot episode of Mr. Sunshine. The on-screen pair will appear briefly, but both will leave a lasting impact as their characters will play an important role throughout the series.

Their work in Descendants of the Sun drew a lot of praises from viewers for their chemistry. Both Jin Goo and Kim Ji Won agreed to lend their talents in the new drama to show their support for Lee Eung Bok and Kim Eun Sook.

"Jin Goo and Kim Ji Won will appear in the first episode and their scenes will leave a lasting impact," the production staff said. "We hope that their cameo will help viewers fall deeper into the drama and what it has to offer in the future."

'Mr. Sunshine' Sets New Record 

After showing only one episode, Mr. Sunshine recorded the highest ever viewership ratings for the premiere of a tvN drama. The new series ranked No. 1 spot in its time slot including public broadcasting station shows.

Apart from its strong storyline, the new series also earned praises for its impressive visuals. Filming took place in various parts of Korea including Hapcheon, Gyeongju, Gokseong, Daegu, and Busan. The series airs every Saturday and Sunday.

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