Actor Dingdong Dantes is set to play the lead character of the Korean drama series “Descendants of the Sun” (DOTS) remake, television network GMA-7 revealed on Monday.

Dingdong Dantes 3 - ‘Descendants of the Sun’ remake to star Dingdong Dantes


The announcement was made following Dantes’ contract renewal with the television network.

The actor said he is “more than very physically, emotionally, and spiritually prepared” to take the role, especially now that he has a new source of inspiration – his newborn son Sixto.

He was really happy to be given the project since fell in love with the story after watching the series, GMA-7 reported.

Dantes will play the character of Captain Yoo Si-jin — popularly known as “Big Boss” — in the DOTS remake. The role was originally played by Korean actor Song Joong-ki.

It has not been announced who will play the role of leading lady — Dr. Kang Mo-yeon.

The Descendants of the Sun is a hit Korean drama which was first aired in GMA-7 in 2016.

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