Descendants of the Sun

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Descendants of the Sun


  • Title: 태양의 후예 / Taeyangui Huye
  • Genre: Romance, melodrama, comedy
  • Episodes: 16 + 3 Special Episodes
  • Broadcast network: KBS2
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Feb-24 to 2016-Apr-22
  • Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 22:00
  • Viewership ratings: Peak rating
    • Nielsen Korea : Nationwide=38.8%, Seoul=41.6%
      • Seoul Peak Rating=46.6%
    • TNmS: Nationwide=35.3%, Seoul=40.5%
  • Original Soundtrack: Descendants of the Sun OST


This story tells of doctors stationed in the fictional war zone of Urk (Uruk), and follows the love story that develops between a surgeon (Kang Mo-yeon) and a special forces officer (Yoo Shi-jin), both elite in their respective fields. The story will track both their personal and professional struggles while exploring issues about the value of life.



Main Cast
  • 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
Haesung Hospital Medical Services Team
People at Haesung Hospital
  • 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)



Production Credits


2016 KBS Drama Awards:

2016 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards:

2016 Scene Stealer Festival:

2016 1st Indonesian Television Awards:

2016 43rd Korean Broadcasting Grand Prize:

  • Best Drama

2016 11th Seoul International Drama Awards:

2016 9th Korea Drama Awards:

Episode Ratings

See Descendants of the Sun/Episode Ratings


  • First drama series for KBS where filming will be completed prior to airing the drama series.
  • First script reading took place on May 28, 2015 at KBS Annex Broadcasting Station in Yeouido, South Korea.
  • Filming started June 12, 2015, with Song Joong Ki joining in July, and finished in the early morning of December 30, 2015.
  • Filming took place in Greece for about a month from September 28, 2015.

External Links

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