Get ready to add a brand new show to your TV line up, you guys, because BTS‘ management company — Big Hit Entertainment — is about to launch a brand new competition series so they can find the next big Korean band! That’s right, the company responsible for RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook‘s rise to fame is gearing up to debut the next K-pop sensations.
Titled I-Land, the show is set to premiere on the South Korean network Mnet in about a month and, according to Forbes, it “aims to create the next boy band that could take over the world, just as the chart-topping septet has.”
South China Morning Post also reported that the the competition is set to feature a panel of judges and mentors, including host Min Nam-goong, Big Hit founder and CEO Bang Si-hyuk, singer Rain and producer Zico. Each of these people “have proven themselves in the K-pop space and who have a right to dole out advice,” the publication said.
Auditions for the show reportedly started last March with events in Seoul, Japan, Taiwan and the United States in attempt to find talent for the upcoming series. As of now, there’s no word on whether or not the show will be available for streaming in America, but K-pop fans will, no doubt, find a way to see which group takes the top spot!
Aside from I-Land, Big Hit Entertainment recently premiered BTS’ docuseries Break The Silence. For those who missed it, on May 12, exclusively on the WeVerse app, fans got an inside look at an inside look at the group’s Love Yourself and Love Yourself: Speak Yourself world tours. From bedazzled microphones to screaming crowds and everything in between, the episodes allowed ARMY more of an in-depth look into their life on the road. Not only will did viewers get to see incredible clips from BTS’ larger-than-life shows, but they’ll got a look at some heartfelt behind-the-scenes moments too.
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