Swallow the Sun [태양을 삼켜라] has something of a puzzling name (imo), although I suppose it’s more evocative than the “All In 2” it’s been dubbed (due to the reuniting of the PD and scriptwriter from the original All In). It’s also another of the highly anticipated summer dramas (although not so much for me), and will air on Wednesdays and Thursdays on SBS.
The drama features a pretty extensive cast list (see below), headed by Ji Sung (New Heart), Lee Wan (Insoon Is Pretty), and Yoo Oh-sung (Invisible Man Choi Jang-soo), who play close friends since their UDT (underwater demolition) training days. The ladies include Sung Yuri and Go Doo-shim.
Take a look at all the actors listed in the cast:
Ji Sung (Fate, New Heart)
Sung Yuri (Hong Gil Dong)
Lee Wan (Boys Don’t Cry, Insoon is Pretty)
Jeon Kwang-ryul (King and I, Jumong)
Yoo Oh-sung (Lump Sugar, The Invisible Man Choi Jang-soo)
Go Doo-shim (Chunja’s Happy Events, Radish Kimchee)
Jin Gu (Mother, Spotlight)
Sohn Hyun-joo (Sons of Sol Pharmacy House, A Rosy Life)
Kim Roi-ha (Story of a Man, Iljimae)
Im Jung-eun (Shadows in the Palace, Kingdom of the Wind)
Kim Jung-tae (Insadong Scandal, Open City, HIT)
Jo Sang-gu (Tazza, Gourmet)
Ma Dong-seok (Beastie Boys, Tazza)
Kim Yong-gun (Sons of Sol Pharmacy House, Temptation of Wife)
Jung Ho-bin (My Mighty Princess, Boys Before Flowers, Terroir)
Yeo Ho-min (Portrait of a Beauty, On Air)
Most of the drama is set on Jeju Island in the city of Seogwipo, where these photos were taken, and the production has been busy filming there since March. The story focuses on a group of young adults who take on a project to bring progress to Seogwipo in an attempt to make it an international city. The drama tells the story of their “challenge, ambition, and love.”
The actors haven’t been confined to Jeju the entire time, but have been traveling back and forth according to their filming schedules. Swallow the Sun follows City Hall and premieres in July.