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Blackpink Jisoo's K-drama debut 'Snowdrop' gets release date and teaser poster

Jisoo's first lead role is in a political romance set in the '80s during South Korea's civil unrest
'Snowdrop' to be released soon (@sooyaaa__/Instagram)
'Snowdrop' to be released soon (@sooyaaa__/Instagram)

It seems that Jisoo’s K-drama debut is now right around the corner. It was first announced last year that the Blackpink member would be branching out as she had landed her very first major acting project. She would be playing the lead for JTBC’s newest K-drama ‘Snowdrop’. But that had been it for Blinks. There hadn’t been much information about it other than a couple of acting headshots that YG Entertainment released after it was revealed that Jisoo would be becoming an idol actor.

While the Blackpink star has had small cameos and guest appearances, in the past, ‘Snowdrop’ is Jisoo’s first major acting gig. But it wasn’t smooth sailing as Korean citizens banded to get the show cancelled in March as a part of the plot was supposedly leaked. They claimed that the male lead played by Jung Hae-in of ‘D.P.’ fame is a North Korean spy that has infiltrated South Korea to sabotage the democratic revolution of the '80s. Additionally, Jisoo’s character’s name was Young-cho which is similar to the real historical figure Chun Young-cho that participated in student protests.

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‘Snowdrop’ poster and release month revealed

Since then, JTBC has changed Jisoo’s character’s name to Young-ro, revealed more of the plot, trailers and teasers to pacify citizens that the drama in no way distorts or disrespects the country’s history for the sake of a romantic or a melodramatic show. In the last week of July, ‘Snowdrop’ finally finished filming and now we even have a confirmed month for the airing of the show. On October 5, JTBC released a poster of Hae-in and Jisoo ballroom dancing in an auditorium, dressed in vintage formal outfits with the broadcast date set for December.

Fans can further narrow down the date thanks to the 10-second trailer that we got from JTBC. The channel will first air ‘Lost’ and ‘Inspector Koo’ in the time slot of Saturday at 10:30 pm KST. After these 16 and 12-episode dramas, awaiting fans have calculated and come up with the conclusion that ‘Snowdrop’ might be airing its first episode on December 11 at 10:30 pm KST (9:30 am ET) on JTBC’s channel.


‘Snowdrop’ is set in 1987 during the June uprising for democratic reforms that changed the governance of South Korea to the republic that we know today. Student protester Su-ho, played by Hae-in is found by Jisoo’s Young-ro in a bloody state after a riot. She hides him in her all-girls university and nurses him to health. They end up finding love and solace during a time of unrest.

'We're not dreaming'

Fans have been trending Jisoo's name as they’re excited about the drama. They made tweets like, “So Young Ro falls in love at the first sight when she meets Suho at the party in the dormitory? Jisoo I can't wait SNOWDROP IN DECEMBER,” “THEY FIRST TEASER POSTER FOR SNOWDROP WAS RELEASED!! YALL THE TEARS IN MY EYES WERE NOT DREAMING!!” and “Haein when jtbc finally started the official promotions so he can follow jisoo on ig.”