Blinks rejoice! The K-pop group is finally coming to your screens. Netflix is delving deep into the group’s world with a new documentary, Blackpink: Light Up the Sky.
Set to be released on October 14, the film will trail the group’s origins and will chart the rise of the band as they became highest-charting female K-pop group of all time. Directed by Caroline Suh, the film will feature behind-the-scenes footage including never-before-seen clips of the group recording their new album as well as interviews with members Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa and Rosé.
And yes, their 2019 Coachella performance—in which they made history as the first female K-pop group to take the stage—will be front and centre.
“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.” Adam Del Deo, VP Documentary Features at Netflix told Deadline.
K-pop especially holds its weight in the region. A study published by Spotify early last year reported that the Middle East and North Africa are among its biggest consumers in the world, with Morocco, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia topping the list. Needless to say, the documentary will undoubtably be a major hit.
“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.” he continued. “We’re thrilled to bring their story to their fans worldwide.”