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
Descendants of the Sun title card.jpg
Title card
Based onDescendants of the Sun (2016)
by Lee Eung-bok and Baek Sang-hoon
Written by
  • John Roque
  • Glaiza Ramirez
  • Brylle Tabora
  • John Bedia
  • Liberty Trinidad
Directed byDominic Zapata
Creative directorAloy Adlawan
Theme music composerGaemi
Opening theme"You are My Everything" by Julie Anne San Jose
Country of originPhilippines
Original languageTagalog
No. of episodes65 (list of episodes)
Executive producerWinnie Hollis-Reyes
Production locationsFortune Island, Philippines
CinematographyRoman Theodossis
  • Benedict Lavastida
  • Robert Ryan Reyes
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time28-44 minutes
Production companyGMA Entertainment Group
Original networkGMA Network
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseFebruary 10 (2020-02-10) –
December 25, 2020 (2020-12-25)
External links

The series is streaming online on YouTube[1] and Netflix.[2]

Cast and charactersEdit

Dingdong Dantes portrays Lucas Manalo.
Main cast
Supporting cast
Guest cast


Principal photography was halted in March 2020 due to the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.[11] Filming was continued in September 2020.[12] The series resumed its programming on November 5, 2020.[13]


According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Nationwide Urban Television Audience Measurement People in Television Homes, the pilot episode of Descendants of the Sun earned a 10.5% rating.[14]


Accolades received by Descendants of the Sun
Year Awards Category Recipient Result Ref.
2020 15th Seoul International Drama Awards Most Popular Foreign Drama of the Year Descendants of the Sun Won [15]


  1. ^ "Descendants of the Sun (The Philippine Adaptation) (YouTube)". Retrieved October 6, 2020.
  2. ^ "Descendants of the Sun (The Philippine Adaptation) (Netflix)". Retrieved November 14, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Anarcon, James Patrick. "Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Rocco Nacino to join Dingdong Dantes in Descendants of the Sun remake". Retrieved June 20, 2019.
  4. ^ Eugenio, Monica. "LOOK: Here's The Main Cast Of 'Descendants Of The Sun'". Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  5. ^ Anarcon, James Patrick. "Stars who caused major changes in teleseryes: 2020 edition". Retrieved August 24, 2020.
  6. ^ a b c Caligan, Michelle (August 16, 2019). "LOOK: Jasmine Curtis-Smith at iba pang cast ng Pinoy 'Descendants of the Sun,' sumailalim sa medical training". GMA Network. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Descendants of the Sun (The Philippine Adaptation): February 10 na!". Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  8. ^ Ramos, Jansen (August 27, 2019). "Nicole Donesa introduces her character Nurse Via in 'Descendants of the Sun;' boyfriend Mark Herras reacts". GMA Network. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  9. ^ "Former Hashtags member Jon Lucas, pumirma na sa GMA Artist Center". Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i "'Descendants of the Sun' debuts on GMA Telebabad this February 10". GMA Network. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  11. ^ Adel, Rosette (March 17, 2020). "Top-rating ABS-CBN, GMA shows make TV comeback as quarantine halts regular programs". Retrieved April 17, 2020.
  12. ^ Anarcon, James Patrick (September 8, 2020). "Descendants of the Sun to let go of crowd shots; how about kissing scenes?". Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  13. ^ ""Descendants of the Sun: The Philippine Adaptation" returns to primetime on October 26". October 23, 2020. Retrieved October 24, 2020.
  14. ^ Anarcon, James Patrick (February 12, 2020). "Descendants of the Sun pilot episode vs. Make It With You: which show wins in the ratings game?". Retrieved April 20, 2020.
  15. ^ "Descendants of the Sun Philippine adapation wins big in 15th Seoul International Drama Awards". August 11, 2020. Retrieved August 11, 2020.

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