“The Heirs” Writer, Kim Eun Sook, Decides on Next Project

Writer Kim Eun Sook, who has penned such hits such as “The Heirs,” “Gentleman’s Dignity,” and “Secret Garden,” has revealed the story line for her next drama.

Hwa and Dam Pictures, which will be in charge of producing Kim Eun Sook’s next project, announced on February 18 that the working title of the drama is “Descendants of the Sun.” Centering on people who work at disaster scenes, the story will follow how the leads will slowly open up to each other through sacrifice and consideration amid the desperate situations they encounter. According to the production company, this drama will be a human melodrama of a blockbuster level difficult to be found among Korean dramas.

“Descendants of the Sun” will be co-produced by Hwa and Dam Pictures and Baruson Entertainment. Hwa and Dam Pictures has worked previously with Kim Eun Soon on “Secret Garden,” “Gentleman’s Dignity,” and “The Heirs.” Baruson produced the films “The Good, the Bad, the Weird,” “Mother,” and “The Servant.” “Descendants of the Sun” will be Baruson’s first drama production.

Kim Eun Sook will be co-writing with writer Kim Won Suk, who penned the drama “The Queen’s Classroom.”

“Descendants of the Sun” will start filming in the latter part of this year at overseas locations, and is expected to air in early 2015 on SBS.

Who would you like to see cast in the drama?