BLACKPINK Jisoo and Park Jung Min star in new K-drama Influenza | Plot, Cast, Release Date

BLACKPINK Jisoo to reportedly star in zombie K-drama

The global K-pop star BLACKPINK’s Jisoo, who has stolen the hearts of fans not only with her singing skills but also her acting in the series Snowdrop, will reportedly return to the screens with a zombie K-drama Influenza. According to the reports, she will star alongside actor Park Jung Min in this thrilling series. Let’s find out more about K-drama Influenza‘s release date, plot, and cast.

BLACKPINK Jisoo and Park Jung Min might star in the zombie K-drama Influenza

On August 31, the Korean news outlet YTN broke the news that BLACKPINK’s Jisoo is offered to lead a zombie K-drama. This project is especially important as it can capture her charms and range of acting with a challenging role after her successful debut with the romantic K-drama Snowdrop.

Jisoo and Park Jung Min in talks to star in K-drama Influenza
Park Jung Min and Jisoo (Image courtesy of @wekdramalovers and @marieclair via Twitter)
  • Along with her, fans can also see the reputed actor Park Jung Min, proven for his realistic depictions of challenging emotions with successful K-dramas such as Hellbound, Money Game, Mr. Sunshine, Entourage, and more.
  • Influenza is based on a novel of the same name, written by Han Sang Woon. The world-renowned writer Han Ji Won, famous for her Oscar-winning movie Parasite, will also co-write this project. People are eager to catch this promising K-drama situated in an air-defense building in Seoul.

Upcoming K-drama Influenza: The Plot

The K-drama follows a soldier and his girlfriend who separated right before the zombie apocalypse breaks out. Jae Yoon (Park Jung Min) is a 26-year-old man enlisting in the mandatory military service after evading it for a long. While enlisting, he leaves behind his girlfriend, Young Joo (Jisoo), who is starting her career and tries to find a way toward her boyfriend amid the apocalypse.

  • This drama, along with the promising star cast and writer, is already gaining attention across the world. The fans are also awaiting its release due to Korean dramas’ reputation for making engaging screenplays surrounding zombie apocalypse, as seen in Netflix‘s KingdomAll Of Us Are Dead, Happiness, Sweet Home, Dark Hole, and more.

K-drama Influenza‘s cast and release date

The drama’s complete star cast will be disclosed as more things are confirmed. So far, reports only suggest the two as the main leads, so we must wait for further announcements. According to both the stars managing agencies, they are currently in the process of reviewing the scripts and offers.

  • The makers haven’t yet announced its tentative release date, but we can make some guesses. As the drama is currently in the reviewing process, it will start filming sometime at the end of 2023 or the beginning of 2024. Fans will have to wait at least until the mid or second half of 2024 to finally experience the zombie apocalypse starring BLACKPINK Jisoo and Park Jung Min.

Fans react

The fans of both artists and Korean dramas are excited to learn more about Influenza. Considering the involvement of Parasite’s writer, Han Ji Won, the expectations with the script are also skyrocketing. Read some of their reactions below.

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The thriller zombie K-drama Influenza, starring BLACKPINK Jisoo and Park Jung Min, will hopefully be released sometime in 2024. We’ll make sure to update this article once more information is revealed.


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