SM Entertainment is heading west to find its new group. The entertainment company is teaming up with MGM Television for the survival competition series NCT Hollywood to find new members based in the U.S. The new subunit will be part of NCT (Neo Culture Technology) who currently has 23 members and the subunits NCT 127, NCT DREAM, and WayV.
SM Entertainment’s producer Lee Soo-man and MGM’s Mark Burnett signed the deal which will bring the series to life. Burnett is responsible for series including The Voice, Survivor, and Shark Tank.
The competition series will find new members who will audition males between the ages of 13 and 25. The chosen participants will be dubbed as NCT Hollywood and will undergo a trainee program in Korea at a “K-pop boot camp” at the SM campus with production by Lee Soo-man, who will also judge along with a variety of NCT members including NCT 127.
“This series is exactly the type of innovative programming that MGM is committed to creating on a global scale,” said Burnett. “K-Pop is more than a genre of music; it’s a cultural phenomenon and we’re so excited to partner with the incredible Soo-Man Lee and the team at SM to bring K-Pop to the US!”
“I’m happy to be able to proceed with the global audition project together with producer Mark Burnett and MGM,” says producer Soo-Man Lee. “I look forward to making an unconventional audition show that all music fans around the world can enjoy. We aim to help the contestants show their unlimited potential in becoming true artists. I hope the audience enjoys watching the journey of new stars being born in Hollywood, that will be promoted as NCT-Hollywood in the global market in the future.”
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