'Descendants Of The Sun 2' Is Reportedly Happening; Will Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Kyo Return?
Descendants of the Sun is, undeniably, one of the most successful Asianovelas in the history of entertainment. The 2016 hit South Korean television series starred Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Kyo, Kim Ji Won, and Jin Goo. Due to the success of the drama, it was also shown in other parts of Asia, which includes the Philippines. Now, avid fans of the KBS series are wondering if another installment will be made, which is likely to be called as Descendants of the Sun 2.
For starters, Descendants of the Sun centers on the story of South Korean Special Forces unit captain Yoo Si Jin (Song Joong Ki) and Dr. Kang Mo Yeon (Song Hye Kyo), who first met in the emergency room. Si Jin and Mo Yeon, instantly, got attracted to each other.
However, because of the special forces' unit captain's secret job, the pair's dates are often interrupted or, at times, canceled. Because of their evident love for each other, viewers are interested to know if their love story would continue via the Descendants of the Sun 2.
In 2017, Korea Portal shared that Descendants of the Sun 2 is very likely to happen after a representative from NEW, a production company, confirmed the unending sequel reports. However, it is said that the upcoming second installment would have changes in its storyline since the show would take on new writers. This, then, sparked speculations that Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo might not reprise their roles in the imminent sequel.
Descendants of the Sun writer Won Seok said that the story of Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo's characters have been told already. Seok even said he would not be working on Descendants of the Sun 2 since the story of Yoo Si Jin and Kang Mo Yeon was told in full and there are no more stories to tell about them.
Despite the fact that Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo may not be a part of Descendants of the Sun 2, KBS drama department head Jung Sung Ho said the team really wants to bring back the series for its avid followers. "We want to repay viewers with the next Descendants of the Sun. We are grateful to viewers, overseas fans, staff, and actors," Jung said when asked about the second installment. "The drama was more than a domestic syndrome; it established a third wave of Hallyu. KBS will strive to produce a second Descendants of the Sun to meet expectations and repay viewers," he added.
Originally, KBS planned to premiere Descendants of the Sun 2 in 2017. However, it did not happen, and the network has not released any official update about the upcoming new installment up to this writing. For now, stay tuned to Business Times China for the latest news and updates about Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo.