Snowdrop, Disney+’s freshly launched Korean drama, has received key art and a teaser.
The plot revolves around a young couple’s clandestine romance. Eun Yeong-ro (played by Jisoo) will be turned against her family and even her nation in order to save a North Korean man, Lim Soo-ho ((played by Jung Hae-In), whom she discovers immersed in blood and bearing a tragic past. Yoo Hyun-mi is Snowdrop’s writter and Jo Hyun-tak is its director, the same combination who worked on Sky Castle in 2018.
The series has already premiered overseas on Dec. 18, where it enjoyed widespread success– becoming one of the top five most-watched titles in the majority of the Asia Pacific region during its first five weeks on Disney+. Snowdrop premiered on Korean television network JTBC and Disney+, before arriving on the streaming service in the U.S. on Feb. 9. All 16 episodes are currently available.
Snowdrop is set in 1987, during the June 1987 Democracy Movement, which resulted in the collapse of the autocratic Fifth Republic of Korea and the foundation of the democratic Sixth Republic of Korea.
Lim Soo-ho is a graduate student who goes unnoticed until he is spotted by Eun Yeong-ro (Jisoo), a college student. Rather of reporting the spy, Yeong-ro conceals him in her dorm room at her women’s institution. Unbeknownst to her, this man is more to complicated than he appears to be at first. As the country changes around them, the two get closer and arouse a forbidden affection.
The series has been entangled in a lot of obstacles from its inception, beginning with its description. When the description leaked online, many people were concerned that Snowdrop will incorporate historically inaccurate or inappropriate portrayals of events and characters from a sensitive period in South Korea’s recent history and pro-democracy struggle. Following the show’s debut in South Korea, requests to stop broadcasting it are put in. Some of these petitions received hundreds of thousands of signatures.
“If we are going to shine a light in a harsh era, the protagonist should be our ordinary citizens who shed blood, sweat and tears for the democracy of the Republic of Korea, not the security guards and spies of the South faction under the dictatorship,” presidential candidate Sim Sang-jung of the Justice Party said of the show and its depiction of history. She went on to say that “creative freedom should be humble when faced with of the scars of history.”