The train is leaving the station for upcoming K-drama Descendants of the Sun faster than Song Joong Ki changed out of his military fatigues. The cast gathered this week at KBS studios (featured prominently in currently airing KBS variety industry drama Producer) for the script reading, the arrival walk which normally isn’t covered by the media unless it involves a drama written by buzzy scribe Kim Eun Sook, stars just out of the military nation’s beloved young actor Song Joong Ki, and paired with top actress Song Hye Kyo.
The four leads were snapped heading into the studio for the table read, with the two leading ladies Song Hye Kyo and Kim Ji Won managing to look ravishing even dressed down. Mostly movie actor Jin Goo rounds out the main four, making it a very eclectic and intriguing cast for what is billed as Kim Eun Sook’s most ambitious drama to date. Fully pre-produced, mostly shot overseas, this drama is either going to soar or crash and burn. My money is on it working, mostly because I can’t see Song Joong Ki not making the most of his first post-military role and selling the Kim Eun Sook type male lead with an underlying kinder twist.