On Thursday, Netflix announced their first K-pop documentary, BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky, set to premiere on October 14. With the South Korean four-member girl group, BLACKPINK at its nucleus, the documentary will map their meteoric rise in the industry while shedding a light on the upcoming album.
Directed by Caroline Suh, who has previously worked on Salt Fat Acid Heat, the upcoming documentary will offer a glimpse into the personal lives of BLACKPINK members. For the first time, fans will get to see their favourite girl group from the other side of the lens.
Ranging from exclusive interviews to never-before-seen footage of the members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa; from their inception to the global sensations they are today—the documentary will have it all.
Furthermore, the viewers will get an exclusive first look into the recording process of the band’s upcoming record, The Album which is scheduled to release on October 2.
The record will feature the ups and downs of being in the Kpop industry with a keen focus on each member’s individual talents. Ending on a historic note, the film will conclude with the group’s 2019 Coachella Performance, where BLACKPINK was the first K-pop girl group to take on the Coachella stage.
Sharing their excitement regarding the imminent project, BLACKPINK has said:
“We can’t wait to share our personal stories with Blinks all over the world through Netflix. 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.”
Expressing his hopes for the success of the film, Netflix’s Adam Del Deo (VP Documentary Features) added:
“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. 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 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 stands for ‘pretty isn’t everything’ and symbolises the multidimensional character of its members who have time and again demonstrated their multiple talents, taking the world by storm.
From “DDU-DU DDU-DU” and “Kill This Love” to their latest single “Ice Cream” featuring Selena Gomez, they have released one bop after another. The band’s growing global influence can be seen in their recent collaborations with international pop artists such as Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga, and Selena Gomez. Their first LP since their debut four years ago, “THE ALBUM” will be hitting the internet on October 2.
In the meantime, check out their latest hit featuring Selena Gomez!