According to industry insiders, the crew wrapped up the last shoot in the early morning of December 30.
“Descendants of the Sun” has previously drawn attention for being entirely pre-produced, which was an uncommon practice in the Korean drama industry until very recently. Many star-studded dramas are now fully written and produced before airing to allow parallel broadcasting in both Korea and the strictly regulated Chinese television. Some recent examples of this pre-production trend are “Saimdang, the Herstory” starring Lee Young Ae and Song Seung Hun, as well as “Uncontrollably Fond” starring Kim Woo Bin and miss A‘s Suzy.
The filming process for “Descendants of the Sun” was not entirely smooth: Song Joong Ki was hospitalized for a couple of days last month after suffering injuries on set, forcing him to cancel some scheduled shoots. Fortunately, his accident did not cause delays in the overall filming schedule, and the production crew has pushed forward with its initial plans to have the premiere take place in February.
If you haven’t seen it already, make sure to check out the first intense teaser for the drama here.