HBO Max is looking to highlight the success of international sensations like BTS or BLACKPINK with the help of our neighbors to the south. The premium channel is hoping to find the next K-pop group in Latin America.
The network is pushing forward with development of a new competition series that will follow, and hopefully form, the next K-pop phenomenon. The show will track every step of a group of young men plucked from Latin America as they travel to Korea. Deadline reports that the group will train under “the K-pop secretive star making system” and will launch the first Latin American coached superstar group. K-pop is notoriously known for a veil of secrecy, but more so its excessive training for potential global superstars.
There will be challenges designed to challenge the guys both individually and as a group. The music competition show is aiming to debut the next big group on the world stage. The show will be under the watchful eyes of both the Korean media firm CJ ENM (who is known for FOX’s I Can See Your Voice) and the Spanish arm of Endemol Shine (who produces Masterchef Mexico and Univision’s Mira Quien Baila).
There is no official word on a title for the series or when we may expect it to hit HBO Max. It would come as no surprise if the show were to make its debut on the newly formed HBO Pa’Lante.