Netflix picks up Philippine adaptation of ‘Descendants of the Sun’ aired on GMA Network
GMA Network’s adaptation of the hit South Korean series Descendants of the Sun breaks new ground as it comes to Netflix Philippines this November. Descendants of the Sun Philippines which was recently awarded as Most Popular Foreign Drama by the Seoul International Drama Awards will stream on Netflix beginning 13 November.
Descendants of the Sun Philippines is GMA’s biggest drama for 2020, in celebration of its 70th anniversary. It is the first GMA drama to stream on Netflix which boosts the Network’s efforts in strengthening its digital presence.
Dingdong Dantes (Color of My Blood) and Jennylyn Mercado (Love You Two, My Love From The Star) headline the romantic story of alpha team leader Captain Lucas Manalo and cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Maxine Dela Cruz, popularly known as “Big Boss” and “Beauty”. Joining them are award-winning actors Rocco Nacino (Family Jewels) and Jasmine Curtis-Smith (I Can See You) as Technical Sergeant Diego Ramos a.k.a. “Wolf” and Captain Moira Defensor. The series is directed by Dominic Zapata who directed critically-acclaimed GMA dramas such as My Husband’s Lover and The Rich Man’s Daughter.
Aside from winning Most Popular Foreign Drama, Descendants of the Sun Philippines’ lead actor, Dingdong Dantes was also awarded the Asian Star Prize award by the 15th Seoul International Drama Awards for his stellar portrayal in the series.
Descendants of the Sun Philippines premiered on GMA last February 10, 2020. However, production was suspended for seven months due to the quarantine brought about by the pandemic. Production resumed last month allowing the series to resume its run on GMA Network on 26 October, starting with a two-week recap. The series is based on Descendants of the Sun (2016), an original production by KBS and written by Kim Eun-Sook and Kim Won-Seok.
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