Influenza K-Drama Release Date, Cast, Plot and All You Need to Know

Jisoo looking at the camera
Credit: YG Entertainment | BLACKPINK Official

Jisoo looking at the camera
Credit: YG Entertainment | BLACKPINK Official

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Influenza is an upcoming zombie thriller that will reportedly star Blackpink’s Jisoo and actor Park Jung-min. Many are looking forward to Influenza, especially because it may be Jisoo’s K-drama comeback. Here’s what we know about the Influenza K-drama so far.

Influenza Release Date: When is the K-Drama Coming Out?

As of writing, there’s no official release date yet for the K-drama, and no news yet when production begins.

Influenza Cast: Who Stars in the K-Drama?

Blackpink’s Jisoo and Korean actor Park Jung-min will reportedly star in Influenza. Jisoo will be playing a young professional named Young-joo, while Park Jung-min will be playing a soldier named Jae-yoon. Both received offers to star in the K-drama and are reviewing them.

According to YG Entertainment, Jisoo’s agency, “She has received an offer for ‘Influenza’ and is reviewing the offer.”

On the other hand, Park Jung-min’s agency, SEM Company, shared, “It is one of the projects that he is reviewing to star in.” (via Soompi).

Jisoo had her first leading role in the K-drama Snowdrop where she starred alongside actor Jung Hae-in. Park Jung-min has starred in the Korean films Bleak Night and Deliver Us from Evil, as well as the K-dramas Entourage and Hellbound.

There’s no news yet about supporting cast members for the K-drama.

Influenza Plot: What is the K-Drama About?

Influenza will be based on a novel written by Han Sang-woon. Influenza follows the story of a soldier named Jae-yoon and his girlfriend Young-joo, who face a world overcome by zombies.

Jae-yoon enlisted in the military at the age of 26 after seeking an alternative service in the defense industry. Concerned about his future and relationship, he decides to break up with his girlfriend.

Young-joo is a young professional. She awaits her boyfriend’s return from the military but receives notice of their breakup. Jae-yoon and Young-joo’s lives change when they find themselves in a zombie apocalypse.

Influenza Crew: Who Are the Creative Minds Behind the Scenes?

The upcoming Coupang Play series Influenza will be a collaboration between screenwriter Han Jin-won, director Yoon Sung-hyun, and writer Ji Ho-jin.

Han Jin-won is best known for his work on Parasite, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay at the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020. Yoon Sung-hyun directed the films Bleak Night and Time to Hunt.

Is There a Trailer for Influenza K-Drama?

There’s no trailer for Influenza yet. So, stay tuned for more updates! You can check here for all the latest news on K-Dramas.

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