One of the producers of the hit Korean TV drama series, Descendants Of The Sun, has revealed that the probability of renewing the show for season 2 are slender. Lee Eung-bok along with other producers created the 16-episode series, of which the recently aired episode 11 garnered high TV ratings.
According to Yonhap, the lead actors have different schedules and Lee feels it would be difficult to coordinate with them to film season 2. Shooting for the first season concluded even before the first episode could be aired, hence it was easy to telecast the entire season as per schedule.
"Descendants of the Sun would not have made it to TV if the entirety weren't produced prior to premiering. The shooting in Greece alone took a month. We needed three takes to create the earthquake scenes, had to construct a large-scale set on Mount Taebaek and constantly sought permission from the South Korean military to use their equipment and locations," Lee said.
"Season 2 would be nice, but I don't know about its possibility," the producer told Yonhap. "We'd have to keep all the main cast, whose schedules won't be easy to coordinate. We'd also need the two writers again, and that might be hard," he added.
The producer pointed out that the combination of a well-written script along with the acting of Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo were instrumental in boosting the appeal of the show to a larger audience.
The entire season of Descendants Of The Sun was filmed and completed in just six months. The TV drama series airs on Wednesdays and Thursdays on KBS 2TV.