JTBC has dropped a teaser clip for its upcoming K-drama, Snowdrop, making waves on Twitter (‘Snowdrop coming soon’ trended worldwide) and sending fans into a frenzy. In it, lead actors Jung Hae In and Blackpink’s Kim Ji Soo, better known mononymously as Jisoo, can be seen engaging in a charming dance sequence, giving fans a sneak peek of their upcoming romance.
According to Snowdrop creators director Jo Hyun Tak and writer Yoo Hyun Mi, the K-drama will centre on "a pure love story that transcends time". Here’s everything you need to know about Snowdrop, set to be one of the most popular K-dramas this year.
Snowdrop is set in the time of the 1987 Democracy Movement in Seoul, South Korea, a nationwide democracy movement that generated mass protests from June 10 to June 29, 1987. The movement forced the then-authoritarian government to hold democratic elections, sparking the establishment of democratic rule in the Sixth Republic of Korea, the present-day government of South Korea.
Against the backdrop of the political upheaval, Im, who's secretly an armed spy, is left bloodied after participating in a pro-democracy protest. He's discovered by Eun, who decides to hide him in her dorm room at a prestigious university and tend to his wounds despite facing danger under close surveillance. The pair’s story unfolds and the two would later develop a romantic relationship, and Im would ultimately have to choose between his mission and Eun.