‘K-pop Evolution’: Live stream, release date, and all about star-studded YouTube Originals docu series

The docu-series will chart the journey of K-pop from being known as just a niche sensation to making its place in mainstream entertainment with its innate uniqueness


                            ‘K-pop Evolution’: Live stream, release date, and all about star-studded YouTube Originals docu series
'K-pop Evolution' will have a star-studded cast (YouTube Originals)

YouTube Originals is finally bringing an extensive guide on K-pop and the cast of the docu-series has already made viewers excited to check out the seven-part documentary.

In the in-depth discussion series, various generations of K-pop artistes will come together to share their stories and talk about how getting into a K-pop agency is harder than winning the lottery. The series will reportedly feature a bunch of popular SM Entertainment artists along with special appearances from various South Korean stars. From EXO Baekhyun to SHINee’s Taemin, NCT’s Taeyong, Super Junior’s Leeteuk, the cast of the documentary series is truly star-studded.

Titled as 'K-pop Evolution', the docu-series will chart the journey of K-pop from being known as just a niche sensation to making its place in mainstream entertainment with its innate uniqueness; it will also explore how with every new K-pop group, the industry is also expanding into more diverse form of entertainment representing new forms of art and music with their creative collaborations.

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Release date

The seven-part series titled 'K-pop Evolution' will air its first episode on March 31 at 9:00 am ET.



 

Concept

The description of the YouTube series says, "What is K-Pop? How did it rise to worldwide prominence? This new 7-part series tells you everything you need to know – from its history to its hitmakers, its fandoms, and more – told from the perspective of those who were there. K-Pop Evolution is the definitive accounting of a global phenomenon." The docu-series produced by Banger Films will explore the past, present, and future of the global music phenomenon and $10 billion global industry. A press release says, "The series will feature never-before-seen personal struggles dealing with the pressure of being an idol from some of K-Pops biggest stars and unprecedented access behind the scenes into the making of a group."

How to live stream

The documentary in seven parts will be released by YouTube Originals. Check here to watch the documentary after it releases. 

Cast



 

The series will have K-pop A-listers in the star cast. YouTube has teased the appearance of SuperM, H.O.T., BoA, SUPER JUNIOR, KARA, Ha:tfelt (Wonder Girls), Kang Daniel, Sandara Park (2NE1), Red Velvet, EXO, NCT, (G)I-DLE, EVERGLOW, and PENTAGON.

NCT Taeyong talks about K-pop in the docu series 'K-pop Evolution.' (YouTube Originals)

Creator 

The YouTube originals docu-series 'K-pop Evolution' is created by Banger Films.

Pre-buzz

K-pop fans are excited to see their favorite artists on the documentary, while many have also appreciated the docu series for including the impact of groups from previous generations. A fan said, "Looking forward to what #SEULGI would share in the K-Pop Evolution series. Snippet from SMTOWN The Stage documentary (2015). My trainee period of 7 years was long. It's... it felt strange? Like... 'It's time to go out and show the world what you've practiced."

Sharing snaps of Taemin, a fan shared, "Since everybody is commenting about Daniel Kang and Taeyoung I just had to add this comment to praise our own king. The facts don't lie. He's the legendary male solo artist."



 

 



 

Teaser

Check the preview of the series here.



 

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