Netflix orders BLACKPINK K-pop documentary
Staff Reporter | On 09, Sep 2020
Netflix is shining a light on K-pop with new documentary BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky. up its K-pop
The film charts the meteoric rise of the South Korean four-member superstar girl group. Directed by Caroline Suh (Salt Fat Acid Heat) and produced by RadicalMedia, the film interweaves exclusive interviews with never-before-seen footage of BLACKPINK members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa, from their trainee days to the global sensations they are today.
Viewers will get a first look into the recording process of the band’s album, which depicts the highs and lows of being a K-pop idol group. The film culminates with their historic 2019 performance at Coachella, where BLACKPINK was the first K-pop girl group to take on the Coachella stage.
“The K-pop phenomenon has been sweeping the globe and BLACKPINK has arguably become the most recognisable and most popular girl group in the world.” said Netflix’s Adam Del Deo, VP Documentary Features. “Director Caroline Suh’s trusted relationship with Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa offers organic and honest moments that give viewers an authentic inside look into the lives of BLACKPINK, as well as the dedication and gruelling 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.”
“We can’t wait to share our personal stories with Blinks all over the world through Netflix!” said BLACKPINK. “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.”
BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £8.99 monthly subscription.