The success of Descendants of The Sun has constantly pushed the drive of the Korean Wave. The rave about this drama has made fans go crazy over the main couple of the drama, Yoo Shin-Jin (Song Joong-Ki) and Kang Mo-Yeon (Song Hye-Kyo). Apart from that, this drama has also gained the highest rating (41,6%) in its last episode. This is also one of the reasons fans of the drama has been begging for a Descendants of The Sun Season 2.
Descendants of The Sun Season 2 will return soon on the streaming platforms including Netflix and other OTT platforms. KBS World TV, the drama that screens Descendants of The Sun, attentively listens to what the fans want.
Descendants of The Sun’s assistant writer, Kim Won-Suk, has been thinking of the progress of the drama’s story. However, various sources have stated that he does not seem to be planning to continue the first season’s story any further although various rumors about the season 2 of Descendants of The Sun has been widely spread.
Recap of Descendants of the Sun Season 1
This drama tells the story of the romance between a United Nations Peacekeeping soldier, Captain Yoo Shi-Jin, and a female doctor, Kang Mo-Yeon. Both of these people were tasked by the UN to work in the capital city of another country.
Shin-Ji is a captain of a troop of soldiers. An unexpected event happened as he was on duty. He managed to catch a motorcycle thief together with Sergeant Mayor Dae-Young (Jin Goo). The thief got hurt and was then sent to the hospital. Dae-Young realizes that his phone too was stolen by the thief and rushes to the hospital to get it back.
The love story of Captain Shi-Jin and Dr. Mo-Yeon starts in the hospital’s emergency room. Shin-Ji met Dr. Mo-Yeon for the first time and immediately fell in love.
Shi-Jin and Mo-Yeon eventually began dating. However, due to their work, their dates became abruptly cut and did not go well. Shi-Jin was ordered to deploy in a peacekeeping mission in Uruk, a city that was rampaging with war. At the same time, Mo-Yeon was devastated as she did not receive the position she wanted due to her colleague’s special background.
As Shi-Jin and Mo-Yeon met again, they shared their thoughts on life and realized how different their thoughts and principles were. Shi-Jin, as a soldier, kills to protect innocent lives while Mo-Yeon, as a doctor, saves peoples’ lives. After that, they both said goodbye and parted ways.
8 months later Mo-Yeon rejected the hospital’s director’s offer. As a result, she was tasked to lead a team of medical volunteers in Uruk. There, Shi-Jin and Mo-Yeon got to meet once more.
After going back to Korea, Shi-Jin and Mo-Yeon continued their relationship until one day Shi-JIn and Dae-Young was sent to a secret operation where they disappeared and was then announced dead.
A few months passed and Mo-Yeon grieved for the loss of Shi-Jin. She decided to honor his death by volunteering with a medical team in Albania while Myung-Ju was sent to a medical mission in Uruk. There, Shi-Jin met Mo-Yeon on his death anniversary while Dae-Young went to Uruk to look for Myung-Ju after telling the headquarters that they are still alive. After their reunion, Shi-Jin told Mo-Yeon that he and Dae-Young was saved from captivity by a friend who was a North Korean soldier. Shi-Jin and Mo-Yeon, along with Myung-Ju and Dae-Young, happily reunited once more.
Descendants of the Sun Season 2: Cast
We hate to tell you, but it has been reported that the old cast will be replaced by a new one. This means fans will not be able to see Song Joong-Ki because after the release of his new movie, Battlefield, the actor will be taking a long vacation and also be away from the drama industry for a while.
Right after Song Joong-Ki debuted in K-Dramas (Extraordinary You), the 35-year-old actor has been working back-and-forth on multiple projects. So, we have to believe rejuvenating is a natural process, and everyone needs a break sometimes.
Furthermore, Kim Ji-Won has also revealed that she is busy with other shoots and brand projects. So, along with Song Joong-Ki, it won’t be likely for other cast members to be returning to the drama (My Id Is Gangnam Beauty & Vincenzo).
This leaves us the conclusion that the directors and casting groups will feature new actors and actresses in the second season of Descendants of the Sun.
Descendants of the Sun Season 2: Release Date
The two actors have been busy with different projects and it is rumored that a cast will replace the old one. Additionally, it has been reported that the second season of Descendants of the Sun will be released later this year as the KBS team has updated the fans about a possible season 2.
However, nothing else was revealed about the cast or the storylines. In the first season, we encountered a great story about an ongoing war that changed our perspective on love, care, and sense of loyalty. Fans have been eagerly awaiting the Descendants of the Sun Season 2 premiere, and their wish has been fulfilled. It has been announced that in winter of 2021, we may get to see our favorite K-drama (Thirty-Nine) again.