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News October 13, 2020

Netflix to stream new Blackpink doco featuring Australia’s Rose

Netflix to stream new Blackpink doco featuring Australia’s Rose

Documentary filmmakers have been capturing the rise and rise of Blackpink, the South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment that includes Aussie singer-songwriter, Roseanne Park.

The band entered the history books this week when their latest album landed #2 in the US, UK and Australia, becoming the highest-ranking record by a female K-pop group.

The new documentary, Blackpink: Light Up the Sky, promised to serve up the never-before-seen moments that Blackpink’s global fandom (known as ‘BLINKs’) have been craving for years.

Directed by Caroline Suh – also behind Netflix’s Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat – the documentary goes deep with each of Blackpink’s four members and is also Netflix’s first K-pop original.

Aussie member Park, better known to fans as Rosé, was born in Aukland and raised in Melbourne.

As Blackpink continues to reach new heights — from headlining sold-out world tours to becoming the first female Korean group to perform at Coachella — each member reflects on the ups and downs of fame and the long, often challenging journey that brought them to worldwide success.

“We’re thrilled to bring their story to their fans worldwide,” Adam Del Deo said, VP of Documentary Features at Netflix.

“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 gruelling preparation each member puts into every hit song, history-making performance and sold-out arena tour.”

The machine behind Blacjkpinb, YG, was set up in 1996 as a prefab hit factory by Yang Hyun Suk and quickly had success with Psy, CL, BIGBANG, 2NE1, Wheesung and 7.

Blackpink: Light Up the Sky premieres October 14 at 6pm AEDT on Netflix.


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