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K-Pop Boy Band Reality Series ‘Made in Korea’ Set at BBC


The BBC has acquired a new K-pop reality series tentatively titled “Made in Korea.”

The show follows a British boyband as they head to a K-pop boot camp in Korea, where the bandmembers will learn from experts behind some of the country’s biggest music exports.

“Featuring incredible performances, television gold and a band set to entertain the world, will these young artists have what it takes to learn from the best and make the jump from ordinary life to new pop sensations?” reads the logline.

Made by producer Nigel Hall (“Britain’s Got Talent”), talent manager Russ Lindsay (former manager of Ant & Dec), broadcast executive Dawn Airey’s Moon&Back Media and Korea’s SM Entertainment, “Made in Korea” is currently in production.

ITV Studios is distributing the series and format. They are set to present the show at the ITV Studios showcase in London this week, where they will also give global buyers a sneak peek at other non-scripted titles.

ITV Studios, which is the production arm of U.K. media conglomerate ITV, has also announced a slew of new sales, including “Predator v Prey” (a new National Geographic International wildlife series narrated by “Top Boy” actor Howard Charles) and “Love Island Games,” a spin-off of the hit dating show, which has sold across the world including Australia, Canada and Norway.

The U.K. and Australian versions of “My Mum Your Dad” have also been snapped up by Warner Bros. Discovery for discovery+ and linear networks in the Nordics, Benelux, Italy, Turkey, and the Baltics while The Seven Network in Australia has acquired “TikTok: Murders Gone Viral,” a true crime series from Nine Lives Media for ITV.