Fans are thrilled after JTBC announced that BLACKPINK Jisoo is set to star in the upcoming K-drama "Snowdrop" alongside the talented actor Jung Hae In.
The forthcoming melodrama depicts the story of two college students who found romance amid the chaotic situation in the late 80s.
To recall, this is one of South Korea's pivotal moments after the country underwent a nationwide mass movement that prompted the establishment of the present-day republic.
Unfortunately, amid the confirmation for "Snowdrop," the broadcasting network has not yet released the official premiere date of the drama after the romance drama was engulfed in controversy.
With that said, here's a rundown of the cast, plot, controversy, rumored release date, and everything we know so far about BLACKPINK Jisoo's "Snowdrop."
The Cast and Production Team
The much anticipated JTBC drama is helmed by "SKY Castle" and "Mirror of the Witch" director Jo Hyun Taek alongside top-notch screenwriter Yoo Hyun Mi, who also wrote the mega-hit K-zombie series "Sweet Home."
Apart from the renowned PD and screenwriter, the "Snowdrop" cast also boasts a roster of talented stars including Jang Seung Jo, "Goblin's" Yoo In Na, Kim Hye Yoon, Yoon Se Ah, Jung Yoo Jin, and of course, Jisoo and Jung Hae In.
The K-pop star will take on the role of Eun Young Cho, a lovable and cheerful university student who lives in an all-female dormitory.
The plot thickens after Im Soo Ho, played by the "Something in the Rain" star, barged into Young Cho's dormitory while covered in blood.
Soo Ho, a graduate student who has a complicated past, faced danger after the two are being kept under constant surveillance.
The "Snowdrop" Controversy
With the confirmation of BLACKPINK Jisoo being the lead star of "Snowdrop," fans flocked to social media and made #SnowdropIsComing a trending topic on Twitter to show their support for the K-pop star.
Unfortunately, the JTBC drama was involved in a controversy after netizens criticized the drama "glamorizing" the spy agency.
It came after an unfinished synopsis from the script leaked online that portrays Jung Hae In's character as someone who pretended to be a student protestor but works as a spy that infiltrated a national movement.
The issue went big and even reached the Blue House with a petition to cancel the drama. At the time, the petition garnered more than 100,000 signatures asking the broadcasting network to suspend "Snowdrop."
This is following the controversy by another K-drama, "Joseon Exorcist," after being involved in the issue regarding historical distortion.
Now, an outlet cited that the Blue House released a statement addressing the petition for the said series.
In the official statement, it revealed that the petition reached 220,000 signatures asking to "stop the drama from filming."
However, Blue House stated that the "KCSC would thoroughly review the broadcast's impartiality, public nature, and other factors of public responsibility through the complaints submitted by viewers and further monitoring."
The Highly-Anticipated Release of BLACKPINK Jisoo's "Snowdrop"
The "Snowdrop" premiere has badly been affected by the controversy that prompted the show to push its scheduled debut.
Initially, it was slated to debut in March but was moved to August due to the issue. Although JTBC drama did not confirm any premiere date, rumors sparked that the "Snowdrop" release will be in December 2021. Still, again the network has not announced an official position regarding this.
K-Drama "Snowdrop" Reportedly Wrapped Up the Production
After halting the filming session in November 2020 because one supporting actor came in close contact with a COVID-19 positive patient, fans think that BLACKPINK Jisoo's drama has completed its production.
It came after multiple online communities posted receipts shared by alleged staff members working for "Snowdrop" shared posts hinting about "final filming."
Snowdrop extras are done with their filming. They filmed for quite a long time.😍 They also got gifts from Snowdrop Team for completion of the filming.💙💙🥺— HAESOO OFFICIAL (@haesoo_official) July 22, 2021
Snowdrop is a family❤🥳
SNOWDROP IS COMING#snowdrop #설강화 pic.twitter.com/Cke4yye6vp
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Written by Geca Wills