'Light Up the Sky': Netflix to release its first K-pop documentary starring Blackpink

The show, which features previously unseen footage, will air on the streaming platform next month

South Korean girl group BLACK PINK attends 2019 Seoul Motor Show, held at KINTEX in Goyang, Korea on March 28, 2019. StarNews / Reuters
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It’s been a whirlwind year for Blackpink and it’s about to get even better for Blinks (the name of the group's devoted fan base).

Netflix has just announced their first K-pop documentary, which will focus on the four-piece girl band and debut on the platform on Wednesday, October 14.

Blackpink: Light Up the Sky will follow members Jennie, Jisoo, Rose and Lisa and show glimpses into their everyday lives as K-pop stars, as well as their history-making performance at Coachella in 2019. It will also chart the rise of the group, which have found themselves in the Billboard Hot 100 with Ice Cream, a recent collaboration with Selena Gomez.

Directed by Caroline Suh, the film will feature exclusive interviews with band members as well as never-before-seen footage.

The K-pop show joins the streaming service's growing library of music documentaries and concert films, including Beyonce's Homecoming, Taylor Swift's Miss Americana and Lady Gaga's Five Foot Two.

“The K-pop phenomenon has been sweeping the globe and Blackpink has arguably become the most recognisable and most popular girl group in the world,” said Netflix’s Adam Del Deo, vice-president of documentary features.

“Caroline Suh’s trusted relationship with Jisoo, Jennie, Rose 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. We’re thrilled to bring their story to their fans worldwide.”

The documentary will air after the group release their highly anticipated debut album on Friday, October 2.