On July 10, the actor’s agency King Kong by Starship revealed, “Yoo Yeon Seok is confirmed to star in ‘Mr. Sunshine’ as Goo Dong Mae.” Lee Byung Hun and Kim Tae Ri were previously confirmed for the drama.
“Mr. Sunshine” is a melodrama set from 1900 to 1905 which will tell soldiers’ stories that should be remembered but haven’t been recorded in history. Yoo Yeon Seok will play the role of Goo Dong Mae who falls in love with Kim Tae Ri’s character and puts everything on the line for her.
Yoon Ha Rim, CEO of the drama’s production company Hwa & Dam Pictures, commented, “I have always watched his acting with interest as he absorbs and adapts with his own color rather than limiting himself to the genre or character, and now we will be working with him for ‘Mr. Sunshine.’ I have high anticipation for his acting that will make another transformation through this project.”
“Mr. Sunshine” is scheduled to air in the first half of 2018.