K-Pop has surged as a music phenomenon around the world, thanks in part to groups like BTS and BLACKPINK, and now HBO Max is looking to translate that popularity into a new competition series.
The streaming platform is developing a series about creating the first Latin American boy band trained in K-Pop. They’re working on the project with South Korean entertainment company, CJ ENM, and Mexico-based Endemol Shine Boomdog.
The show will feature K-Pop and Latin American stars working together to carefully select talent that they’ll send halfway around the world to train in K-Pop’s secretive star-making system. Contestants on the series will be tested with challenges designed to evaluate their abilities and to bring them together as a unified band.
Harry HK Shin, Young Ju Ok and Jake Hong will work as key personnel from CJ ENM on the series.
Richard Jun will serve as executive producer, while Alejandro Rincon and Alvaro Godoy will also co-executive produce for Banijay-owned Endemol Shine Boomdog.