K-Pop Latin American Boy Group Contest Series In Work At HBO Max – Deadline


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EXCLUSIVE: K-pop is emerging as a global musical force with the success of BTS and Blackpink.

HBO Max is looking to capitalize on this with a new series designed to find a new K-pop phenomenon. The twist? The streamer is looking for the group from Latin America.

WarnerMedia-backed streamer develops untitled contest series with Korean media company CJ ENM, the company behind Fox’s I can see your voiceand Endemol Shine Boomdog, the Spanish branch of Endemol Shine North America, which produces series including MasterChef Mexico and Univision’s Mira Quien Baila.

It’s a truly global format for the streamer, which is increasingly growing its roster of internationally oriented projects and recently unveiled plans to launch in 39 territories across Latin America and the Caribbean at the end of the month. of June.

The show will follow a group of young Latin American men audition for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly to Korea to train under the secret K-pop star-making system to launch the first Latin American supergroup. coached by K-pop.

Throughout the music competition, contestants are tested with challenges designed not only to assess their individual abilities, but to help them come together as a diverse but unified boy group ready to make their debut on the world stage.

K-pop’s influence in Latin America has been growing for a number of years and recently Colombian Sebastian Yatra teamed up with Monsta X for Magnetic, while BTS member J-Hope worked with the singer. Mexican-American Becky G on a remake of Chicken Noodle Soup. Guaynaa from Puerto Rico also recently worked with Chung Ha on Demente.

It will be produced by Richard Jun, Harry HK Shin of CJ ENM, Young Ju Ok and Jake Hong and Alejandro Rincon and Alvaro Godoy for Endemol Shine Boomdog.

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