Cast, Plot, Trailer, Release Date
Cash cow Disney is combining American’s insatiable appetite for K-Pop with its newfound, equally insatiable appetite for Korean TV and movies (lest we forget that two months ago, you couldn’t go online without seeing the words Squid Game)about two college students in a romance in South Korea in 1987, a year when a mass pro-democracy movement rocked the country politically, forcing the country to hold elections. Jung Hae-in will play a graduate student with a secret past and Jisoo will play a college student. The series premieres on Disney+ on December 18 and will air on the weekends at 10:30 pm KST, which is 8:30 am EST, a gift for those whose New Year’s resolution is to get up earlier.
We don’t know much about the series yet — but based on the cast and promo art, we can safely assume it will rock streaming records and take over your Twitter feed in due time.
New ‘Snowdrop’ character posters deliver on the drama
New character posters of Josoo and Jung Hae-In were released on November 30, showing sultry photos of Jisoo and Hae-in behind what appears to be broken glass, conjuring images of big street protests.
JTBC, the series’ broadcasting company, also released a poster earlier this month, showing the two gazing lovingly — dare we say skeptically? — into each other’s eyes. Side note: We love the white collar and blush sweater.
It’s not Jisoo’s first foray into acting
Besides being a drama club kid in high school, the virtuoso Jisoo had cameos in the 2015 K-drama The Producers and 2019’s Arthdal Chronicles, though Snowdrop marks her first major step into acting.
It’s a romance amidst an intense political backdrop
, the plot of Snowdrop follows a graduate student who, after being attacked at a protest, hides out in a female dormitory at the Hosoo Women’s University, with the help of a student who finds him — eventually developing a romantic relationship.
Three teaser trailers have been released
You can watch the most recent one here, which combines dreamy piano, big 1980s sleeves, and gorgeous shots of the wind in Jisoo’s hair as she rides on the back of a bike with a bone-chilling, thriller moment where she’s pointing a weapon.
Release Date, Cast, And More
Sofia Black D’Elia is rounding out an already impressive resume by filling the starring role of “Single, Drunk, Female.” Black D’Elia is known for more than a few starring roles, including Tea Marvelli in the teen dramedy, “Skins,” Sage Spence in “Gossip Girl,” Sabrina on the Fox sitcom, “The Mick,” and Frannie in the Showtime drama, “Your Honor.”
She’ll be joined by series stars Ally Sheedy (“The Breakfast Club”), Sasha Compère (“Love Life”), Rebecca Henderson (“Russian Doll”), Lily Mae Harrington (“Some Freaks,” “The Glee Project”), and “Star Trek: Lower Decks” writer Garrick Bernard. Sheedy plays Samantha’s sober mother and Compère her childhood best friend. Henderson plays brilliant melancholic lesbian, Olivia, who works as one of The Greeters at AA. Harrington joins as Felicia, Samantha’s fun and fearless drinking companion, counting down the days until Samantha leaves rehab so they can meet up at their favorite bar. Bernard plays James, an isolating, high-functioning drunk who works in the tech industry.
Netflix Announce Vikings: Valhalla Release Date, Genre Lineup for 2022
With 2021 coming to a close Netflix is looking ahead to 2022. The streamer announced new release dates for highly-anticipated shows like Vikings: Valhalla and revealed some more genre shows coming next year.
Vikings: Valhalla is a spinoff of History’s popular Vikings series. While streamers like Netflix are known for rescuing shows from cable, Vikings held a proper season finale in 2020 before planning a new spinoff at Netflix. Vikings: Valhalla will premiere on Netflix on February 25, and there are new photos from the show you can see in the gallery below.
Netflix’s Vikings: Valhalla Images
Vikings: Valhalla is set 100 years after the end of the original series in the early 11th century. The series will follow famous Vikings like Leif Eriksson, his sister Freydis Eriksdotter, and a Nordic prince named Harald Sigurdsson. This is also a time where the Vikings and English royals will be at odds over supremacy.
Netflix also announced release dates for Archive 81 which will premiere on January 14, 2022, In From the Cold which will premiere on January 28, 2022, and Raising Dion Season 2 which will premiere on February 1, 2022.
Archive 81 follows an archivist named Dan Turner (Mamoudou Athie) whose job is to restore a collection of damaged videotapes from 1994. These tapes were created by a documentary filmmaker named Melody Pendras (Dina Shihabi) investigating a cult. As work on restoring the tapes continue, Dan believes he can rescue Pendras from her terrifying end 25 years ago.
In From the Cold stars Margarita Levieva as Jenny, an American woman and single mom with a dark history as a Russian spy with special abilities given to her by the KGB. She’s tasked by the CIA to solve the mystery behind a series of bloody incidents involving someone with her abilities.
Finally, Raising Dion is a continuation of Nicole and Dion who developers superhero-like abilities. Set two years after the defeat of the Crooked Man, Dion continues to develop his powers while meeting other superpowered students like Brayden.
These shows only cover Netflix’s first two months of 2022. Netflix announced a wider slate of genre shows coming out that year, but without release dates. They include previously announced shows like Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, The Sandman, and Resident Evil, as well as The Cuphead Show!, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, and a new Mike Flannigan horror series, The Midnight Club.
Meanwhile, Netflix is set to end 2021 with The Witcher season 2 coming in December. Netflix also recently released the live-action Cowboy Bebop which you can check out our review here.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him.
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