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K-drama ‘Snowdrop’ starring Blackpink’s Jisoo gets US release date on Disney Plus

  • Disney Plus announced Monday that the K-drama “Snowdrop” will be available on its U.S. platform on Feb. 9.
  • All 16 episodes will be available to stream.
  • “Snowdrop” was previously only available in Asia-Pacific markets on Disney Plus.

Disney Plus has announced that Korean melodrama “Snowdrop,” which was previously only available to stream in Asia and Australia, will premiere on its U.S. platform on Feb. 9. 

Set in 1987, the 16-episode K-drama explores the dangerous love between a North Korean spy (played by “Tune in for Love” star Jung Hae-In) and a college student (played by Blackpink’s Jisoo) amid South Korea’s democracy movement. As the two fall into a romantic relationship, they must overcome obstacles that threaten to put everyone’s safety at risk. 

Group of over 30 Korean studies professors, scholars pen open letter to Disney Plus over ‘Snowdrop’

  • A group of professors and scholars of Korean Studies wrote an open letter to Disney Plus to raise concerns over some of the historical inaccuracies in the Korean drama “Snowdrop.”
  • They argued in the letter that attention must be paid to the potential inaccuracies of Korean shows that are available to stream overseas, especially to audiences who are not familiar with Korea's history.

A group of professors and scholars of Korean Studies has recently penned an open letter to Disney Plus to raise concerns over historical distortion in the Korean drama “Snowdrop,” which is now streaming internationally.

The letter, addressed to President of The Walt Disney Company in Asia Pacific Luke Kang, requested for the company to find experts to “carefully examine the historical references made in the show,” Pinkvilla reported.

‘Snowdrop’ actress Kim Mi-soo dies at 29

Kim Mi-soo Death
  • Korean drama “Snowdrop” actress Kim Mi-soo died this week at 29 years old.
  • Her funeral will be held at a private service in the Nowon District of Seoul.

Kim Mi-soo, Korean actress of the television series “Snowdrop,” unexpectedly passed away at the age of 29 on Wednesday.

“Kim Mi Soo suddenly passed away on January 5,” Kim’s agency, Landscape Entertainment,  said in a statement translated by Soompi. “The bereaved family is currently very heartbroken by the sudden mournful news.”

Disney Plus K-drama ‘Snowdrop’ loses sponsors over history distortion accusations

Snowdrop Controversy

Sponsors of Disney Plus “Snowdrop” have reportedly abandoned the show after many viewers accused the series of distorting history and disrespecting South Korea’s pro-democracy movement in the 1980s.

The controversy: “Snowdrop” stars Blackpink’s Jisoo in her first acting role as Eun Young-ro, a women’s university student, alongside South Korean actor Jung Hae-in as Lim Soo-ho, a North Korean spy undercover as a graduate student, Korea Times reported.