‘Light Up the Sky’: Netflix’s first ever K-pop documentary to feature Blackpink

September 9, 2020 - 11:32 AM
Group photo of Blackpink. (Blackpink/Twitter)

Just weeks after South Korean four-member girl group Blackpink made online buzz for the release of their latest music video “Ice cream” with Selena Gomez, the superstar group trended on Twitter anew after streaming giant Netflix announced its first ever K-pop documentary.

The streaming entertainment service said “Blackpink: Light Up the Sky,” which charts the meteoric rise of the girl group will be released globally on October 14.

Teaser art image of Blackpink’s new documentary. (Netflix/Released)

Fans should expect exclusive interviews as well as never-before-seen footage of BLACKPINK members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa, from their trainee days to the global sensations they are today.

The documentary directed by Caroline Suh, director of the Netflix docuseries “Salt Fat Acid Heat,” will also give the first look into the recording process of the band’s follow up album, which depicts the highs and lows of being a K-pop idol group.

It also showcases each member’s incredible talent that when combined, creates the uniquely trailblazing DNA of Blackpink.

“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,” Netflix’s Adam Del Deo, VP Documentary Features said.

“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,” he added.

Netflix said the film culminates with their historic 2019 Coachella performance, where Blackpink was the first K-pop girl group to take on the renowned Coachella stage.

Blackpink, for its part, said they are looking forward to sharing their lives through the documentary.

“We can’t wait to share our personal stories with Blinks all over the world through Netflix!” the group said.

“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,” they added.

The upcoming debut of Blackpink’s documentary film hyped Blinks, making the keywords “Blackpink” and “Light Up the Sky” land on the top trending list of Twitter on Wednesday morning.

“Light Up the Sky” is produced by Cara Mones and executive produced by Jon Kamen, David Sirulnick and Zara Duffy at RadicalMedia. —Rosette Adel