Netflix announces first K-pop original documentary ‘BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky’

Just when everybody thinks Netflix is already indulging fanatic hearts just enough, the streaming giant impresses yet again with another upcoming K-content titled BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky, a comprehensive documentary of BLACKPINK’s journey to becoming a global sensation.

BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky features exclusive interviews and never-before-seen footage of BLACKPINK members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa, from their early days as trainees leading up to becoming the world-famous singing icons that they are today. Viewers will get a glimpse of how it is like to be part of a record-breaking K-pop group through an in-depth chronicle of BLACKPINK’s most memorable experiences, both highs and lows. Highlighting each of the members’ unique talent that when combined, creates an unstoppable force, the film culminates with the girls’ historic Coachella performance in 2019 where they emerged as the first K-pop group to dominate the festival’s stage.

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BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky poster

Netflix’s Vice-President for Documentary Features Adam Del Deo shared, “The K-pop phenomenon has been sweeping the globe, and BLACKPINK has arguably become the most recognizable and most popular girl group in the world.” On what can be expected in the film, he continued, “Director Caroline Suh’s trusted relationship with Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa offers organic and honest moments that [will] give viewers an authentic inside look into the lives of BLACKPINK, as well as the dedication and grueling preparation each member puts into every hit song, history-making performance, and sold-out arena tour. We’re thrilled to bring their story to their fans worldwide.”

BLACKPINK has also expressed their huge excitement for the premiere of the documentary, saying, “We can’t wait to share our personal stories with Blinks from all over the world through Netflix!” On how they want the film to affect their unwavering fans, the group wished, “We hope this film will bring joy and light to the viewers, and they will enjoy seeing our journey together on screen from the past four years.”

With Lisa and Jennie’s countless luxury brand endorsements, Rose’s massive social media following, Jisoo’s recent venture into television acting (Snowdrop), and the group’s back-to-back chart-topping singles, BLACKPINK is proving that multitalented girls who lead ordinary lives can conquer the world if they dare to dream and work incredibly hard for it.

Tagged as Netflix’s first K-pop original documentary, BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky is helmed by Caroline Suh, director of the docuseries Salt Fat Acid Heat (2018). It is produced by Cara Mones and executively produced by Jon Kamen, David Sirulnick, and Zara Duffy at RadicalMedia. Slated to drop this October 14, the film will become exclusively available on the streaming platform in over 190 countries across the globe.

Source: Netflix Media Center

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