Producer Lee Soo Man and SM Entertainment have teamed up with American producer Mark Burnett and MGM Worldwide Television to present K-pop to Hollywood.
On the 6th (local time), The Hollywood Reporter reported that MGM Television has teamed up with SM Entertainment to create an American K-pop competition show. According to the report, the series will scout “America’s most talented emerging artists” who are males aged 13 to 25 to form the new group, NCT-Hollywood.
This upcoming project accords with SM’s strategy for the group, having an “unlimited” number of members in the group to form various “sub-units.” It has already been reported that teams from various cities will debut under the name of NCT.
However, the recent news has upset some NCTzens. They claim that the label should at least solidify the already-existing teams – NCT U, NCT 127, NCT Dream, WayV – before launching more teams.
Despite what the agency first said about NCT 127 having fixed members, the team has gone through various replacements and substitutions. On top of that, some of the members clearly overworked, causing concerns among the fans. Also, Sungchan and Shotaro, who joined the group last year, still don’t have the “fixed” sub-units.
As a result, hashtags opposing the NCT-Hollywood project have gone viral on Twitter.
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