K-pop is so hot right now.
The Korean pop movement that spawned BTS and Blackpink is getting another series of competitions.
It comes after that Deadline announced that HBO Max was developing a K-pop boy band competition series from Latin America.
The untitled MGM / SM Entertainment series, open to young men between the ages of 13 and 25, sees America’s most talented emerging artists compete to win a coveted spot in the NCT universe. NCT currently consists of 23 members from around the world who also make up the subgroups NCT 127, NCT DREAM and WayV.
K-Pop Latin American boy band competition series in progress at HBO max
Once selected, participants will be sent to Seoul, South Korea to attend the K-Pop Bootcamp on the SM campus. In each episode, they will take part in challenges to test their dancing skills, singing, and style. You will be judged and mentored by K Soo-Man Lee and a host of current NCT superstars including NCT 127.
Soo-Man Lee and SM Entertainment have developed numerous K-pop stars over the years and are known for creating the Korean wave, also known as Hallyu, with artists such as HOT and BoA.
“This series is exactly the kind of innovative programming MGM wants to develop around the world,” said Mark Burnett, chairman of MGM Worldwide Television Group. “K-pop is more than a genre of music. It’s a cultural phenomenon and we’re so excited to be working with the amazing Soo-Man Lee and the team at SM to bring K-pop to the US. “
“I am happy to be able to continue the global Audition project with producer Mark Burnett and MGM. I’m looking forward to an unconventional audition show that all music fans around the world can enjoy, ”added Soo-Man Lee. “We want to help the participants show their unlimited potential to become real artists. I hope the audience enjoys watching the journey of new stars in Hollywood who will be promoted as NCT Hollywood in the world market in the future. “