Earlier in the year, South Korean broadcaster JTBC cast BLACKPINK's Jisoo in the upcoming K-drama, Snowdrop. Naturally, K-pop stans everywhere went bonkers, and after much anticipation, the show has finally revealed its premiere date alongside a short teaser to keep fans on their toes.
The series is set in 1987 amid South Korea’s June Democratic Struggle – a nationwide pro-democracy movement that left the ruling government no choice but to hold elections. Jisoo will play the character of Eun Young-ro, a college student who falls in love with Im Soo-ho, played by Jung Hae-in, at first sight after a protest. Eun Young-ro helps Im Soo-ho to hide from the government in her dorm, until Young-ro comes to the eerie conclusion that he is not exactly who he says he is.
Snowdrop will release on December 18 at 10:30 p.m. KST on JTBC. Select countries will be able to watch the K-drama as well on Disney+. Stay tuned for more trailers to emerge over the next month to keep the K-pop fans satiated. We are looking forward to Jisoo's first on-screen debut in the form of a series, and can't wait to see what's in store. See the teaser, below.
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It felt as though it was only a matter of time before the K-pop super star would land a role in Korean cinema, and we are teeming with excitement to witness her debut in Snowdrop. She has had a monumental year alongside her band-mates, with their recent history of securing collaborations with some of the world's most prestigious fashion houses: Lisa, as the face of Celine; Rosé, a fashion and beauty muse for Saint Laurent; Jennie, a long-term friend of Chanel and Jisoo joining the force as the global ambassador for Dior.
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Things are certainly beginning to gain traction with Snowdrop. Here is your first look at the full-length trailer. Dream-like love scenes shot with that vaseline-on-the-lens quality are shattered by the sudden smash of a glass window pane — an ominous forecast of what's to come. Music plays over the scenes of bloodshed and tense negotiations, an eerie chorus of angelic voices. From what we can tell by the trailer, there's more to Snowdrop than simple romance, but this is a K-Drama so what were you expecting?
Could the romance between Jisoo and Jung Hae-in be purely limited to that on screen? It's not our place to speculate. But following Jisoo's comments about working with the actor the mind does wander... During an interview with OSEN Jisoo spoke about her working relationship with Jae-in saying: “It’s really lucky for me that Jung Hae-in is the first actor I’m starring opposite of".
“From the first shoot to the last, he monitored the scenes with me, and he was reliable because he led [the set] and listened well to my concerns about the role. I think his greatest charm is that he listens carefully and sincerely thinks over everyone’s concerns," she continued.
Her comments paired with this clip of the two surveying each other's outfits has us wishing for a possible romance. Although, we're not going to hold our breath, in the OSEN interview Jisoo spoke about how close the whole cast became during the production of Snowdrop. “I got really close to everyone while filming, so it really felt like I was living in the dorms," she said in reference to the setting of Snowdrop in which they're located in college dorms.