SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Yonhap) — Netflix’s upcoming music reality show “Take 1” will feature live performances from top Korean artists in various genres and behind-the-scenes stories to deliver unique viewing experiences, a said its director on Thursday.
Director Kim Hak-min, known for JTBC music programs “Two Yoo Project: Sugar Man 3” and “Sing Again,” has taken the helm of the streaming giant’s first music series, which will be released on Friday.
Each episode will feature live performances from seven Korean artists: Rain, AKMU, Mamamoo, Yim Jae-beom, You Hee-yul, Park Jung-hyun, and Sumi Jo.
Artists were allowed to choose one of their songs that they want to sing before they die on their dream stage. For example, K-pop solo Rain chose to sing “Rainism,” the title track from his 2008 album, at Cheong Wa Dae, the former presidential office and residence that opened to the public in May.
The director said the series will tell the whole story of their struggles to put together a one-of-a-kind performance within a given timeframe.
“The essence of the project is to clearly grasp the intentions of each artist and to carry them out with precision,” Kim said at a press conference. “We also tried to bring the immersive sound of Dolby Atmos to viewers to adapt it to Netflix’s first musical series.”
Lee Chan-hyuk of K-pop brother-sister duo AKMU said he was happy to realize his imagination without any restrictions, saying their project involved professional skydivers and around 200 dancers to create the extravagant scene of “Nakka “, the main track. from their 2021 album.
“I wanted to create the best scene ever by spending the maximum budget available to me,” Lee said. “It was really a crazy project and it drove me crazy.”