Descendants of the Sun: The Philippine Adaptation
Descendants of the Sun: The Philippine Adaptation is a 2020 Philippine television drama action series broadcast by GMA Network. The series is based on a 2016 South Korean television drama series of the same title. Directed by Dominic Zapata, it stars Dingdong Dantes and Jennylyn Mercado. It premiered on February 10, 2020 on the network's Telebabad line up replacing The Gift. The series concluded on December 25, 2020 with a total of 65 episodes.
|Descendants of the Sun|
|Based on||Descendants of the Sun (2016)|
by Lee Eung-bok and Baek Sang-hoon
|Directed by||Dominic Zapata|
|Creative director||Aloy Adlawan|
|Theme music composer||Gaemi|
|Opening theme||"You are My Everything" by Julie Anne San Jose|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|No. of episodes||65 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer||Winnie Hollis-Reyes|
|Production locations||Fortune Island, Philippines|
|Camera setup||Multiple-camera setup|
|Running time||28-44 minutes|
|Production company||GMA Entertainment Group|
|Original network||GMA Network|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||February 10 –|
December 25, 2020
Cast and charactersEdit
- Main cast
- Dingdong Dantes as Lucas Manalo
- Jennylyn Mercado as Maxine Dela Cruz
- Rocco Nacino as Diego Ramos / Wolf
- Jasmine Curtis-Smith as Moira Defensor
- Supporting cast
- André Paras as Ralph Vergara
- Chariz Solomon as Emma Perez
- Renz Fernandez as Earl Jimeno
- Pancho Magno as Daniel Spencer
- Nicole Kim Donesa as Via Catindig
- Reese Tuazon as Sandra Delgado
- Jenzel Angeles as Hazel Flores
- Bobby Andrews as Eric Chavez
- Ricardo Cepeda as Carlos Defensor
- Paul Salas as Marty Talledo
- Lucho Ayala as Alen Eugenio / Snoopy
- Jon Lucas as Benjo Tamayo / Harry Potter
- Prince Clemente as Randy Katipunan / Picollo
- Antonio Aquitania as Bienvenido Garcia
- Neil Ryan Sese as Rodel Dela Cruz
- Ian Ignacio as Greg Abad
- Rich Asuncion as Janet Pagsisihan
- Carlo Gonzales as Val Domingo
- Roi Vinzon as Abraham Manalo
- Hailey Mendes as Judith Manalo
- Marina Benipayo as Olivia Dela Cruz
- Guest cast
Principal photography was halted in March 2020 due to the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Filming was continued in September 2020. The series resumed its programming on November 5, 2020.
|2020||15th Seoul International Drama Awards||Most Popular Foreign Drama of the Year||Descendants of the Sun||Won|||
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