SM Entertainment to Launch NCT Hollywood in Partnership with MGM Television


SM Entertainment to Launch NCT Hollywood in Partnership with MGM Television

NCT is set to have a new sub-unit called "NCT Hollywood," which SM Entertainment will produce in collaboration with MGM Television!(Photo : NCT Instag

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NCT is set to have a new sub-unit called “NCT Hollywood,” which SM Entertainment will produce in collaboration with MGM Television!

NCT(Photo : NCT Instagram)

SM Entertainment to Create NCT Hollywood with MGM Television

On May 6, American news outlet The Hollywood Reporter reported that SM Entertainment will launch a K-pop audition program in the United States with MGM Worldwide Television Group. The show will be held to discover new members that will form a new boy group that will carry out activities only in the global market, including the US.

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The upcoming K-pop boy group will be called “NCT Hollywood” and will be the latest sub-unit of SM Entertainment’s “concept” band NCT (Neo Culture Technology), which has no fixed number of members. The group currently comprises 23 members and four sub-units namely NCT U, NCT 127, NCT Dream, and WayV.

NCT Hollywood(Photo : SM Entertainment Facebook)

The K-pop audition program will be open to American males aged 13 to 25. The participants will travel to Seoul to undergo a “boot camp training” at the SM campus in Seoul, where they will compete with each other in singing, dancing, and styling. It is reported that SM Entertainment’s founder Lee Soo Man and some current NCT members will take part as judges and mentors.

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This partnership between SM Entertainment and MGM Television to produce a U.S.-based boy group is the first in the industry. The upcoming competition show will join the American company’s list of well-known programs such as NBC’s The Voice, CBS’s “Survivor, and ABC’s Shark Tank.

NCT Hollywood(Photo : MGM Studios Facebook)

Expectations on the K-pop audition program and the new NCT sub-unit, NCT Hollywood, are increasing as two exceptional individuals, Lee Soo Man and Mark Burnett, will be joining hands in this project.

SM Entertainment’s founder Lee Soo Man has pioneered K-pop globally for the past 30 years, while Mark Burnett is renowned for his excellent content production capabilities.

NCT Sungchan Shares a New Sub-Unit Will Come out This 2021

Earlier this year, a few NCT members sat down for an interview with Star News to tackle their activities last year and what fans can expect this 2021.

Sungchan shared that a new NCT sub-unit will be produced. While SM Entertainment has announced their plans of forming NCT Hollywood, the company didn’t specify whether the new sub-unit will make their debut this year.

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NCT Hollywood would be the first sub-unit of NCT after more than two years since the formation of WayV back in December 2018, assuming that no other units will debut before the U.S.-based boy group.

NCT’s upcoming sub-unit, NCT Hollywood, was first mentioned by the Korean company last year during a conference. SME’s A&R Producer Chris Lee revealed that there are possibilities that new units will be formed, such as NCT Hollywood, NCT Thailand, NCT Japan, and NCT Africa.

At that time that NCT Sungchan mentioned the new sub-unit coming out this year. Fans speculated that it could be a Japanese group considering that members Sungchan and Shotaro have been studying Japanese.

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Written by Mhaliya Scott