Disney Plus will release a new documentary series named Super Junior: The Last Man Standing and reveal the stories behind their casting and the group’s formation.
The documentary series will take fans through Super Junior as a long-standing group, from their 2005 debut to their rise in the global music scene, and offer a glimpse of their real lives as well as their candid thoughts on their musical careers.
In 2005, Super Junior debuted under ‘Super Junior 05’, and they were being promoted as the “gateway to stardom in Asia.” Unlike other existing idol groups, over ten members were trained to be all-rounders and the best in each field of the Korean entertainment industry.
Every member has a different story behind their casting, from Dong Hae moving to Seoul from Mokpo when he was 14 to Leeteuk and Siwon being street-casted to Eunhyuk, Yesung, Hee Chul and Shindong getting their parts through the notorious SM audition.
Rumor had it that “roughly over ten trainees would debut as a group” and “some existing members may have to leave if a new member joins the team.” Amid the rumors swirling around the rookie act, all members worked hard to survive the fierce competition and make their dreams come true.
Ryeowook later joined the team, and Super Junior were able to make their debut in 2005. With the addition of Kyuhyun in 2006, the group became the now-ten-member group. Fans are excited to get more insight into how they ended up being together as a K-pop act and what really happened throughout their long 20-year career.
Super Junior: The Last Man Standing will premiere on January 18th.
Source: Disney Plus