A new project debut girl group is set to debut in 2017, and they'll be competing in a survival audition... drama?
IMX Korea has launched one of the most innovative survival audition programs to debut a special project girl group in 2017. Instead of the usual reality survival auditions, we're turning towards a drama version of the famous Japanese game, IDOLM@STER. The game circles around the player developing, training, debuting and managing their own idol group. The new drama is a spin off of the game, where 10 girls were chosen in a voting to compete in the drama-audition.
The drama airs its first episode on April 28th, with a brand new episode every Friday at 6:30 pm KST. You can watch the episodes through SBS funE in Korea, or through Amazon Prime in basically anywhere else in the world! Amazon Prime has picked up the series as one of its Originals, and will be airing them with subtitles created in numerous languages.
Must Read : THE IDOLM@STER.KR )) Episode 1 Trailer
With the viewers being the players, get ready to make your dreams come true with THE IDOLM@STER.KR!
THE IDOLM@STER.KR - Dream (2017)
Title: THE IDOLM@STER.KR - Dream/아이돌마스터.KR 꿈을 드림
Director: Park ChanYool
Writer: Shin HyeMi, Won YoungShil
Network: SBS and Amazon
Runtime: April 28 ~ TBA
# of Episodes: 24
Language: Korean (Subtitles Available)
Genius producer meets 'recycled' trainees!
SuAh of the hottest K-Pop girl group, Red Queen, dies in an accident. At the time, her older twin sister, SuJi, is running a marathon, and is unable to pick up the phone call about the accident. When SuJi finally arrives at the hospital... it's too late.
Media rumors spread about the relationship between SuAh and the Red Queen's genius producer, Kang ShinHyuk. Instead of clarifying the facts from false, Kang ShinHyuk announces his retirement from the industry.
1 year later, the five trainees of Pure Entertainment receive news that their CEO has gone missing after declaring bankruptcy. The girls, who were preparing for their debut, are now left without a label and their dreams lost. Just as they're worried about disbanding even before they get a chance to debut, Shim MinChul appears like a guardian angel. As the owner of the Pure Entertainment's building, he decides to save the girls by taking over the entertainment himself. He switches the girls' training rooms from the basement to the top floor, and switches the company name to 825 Entertainment.
CEO Shim then goes on a mission to find more girls to strengthen the group. He recruits 3 girls who each suffer from lost dreams due to a painful past. With the addition of Mint, who flew in all the way from Thailand, the original 5 girls start to butt heads with the new rookies.
Just then, CEO Shim surprises the girls by introducing them to the genius producer Kang ShinHyuk. Another surprise is in store when the door opens to reveal the addition of SuAh's twin sister, SuJi!
Must Read : THE IDOLM@STER.KR )) Drama Highlight
Sung Hoon as Kang ShinHyuk
Previous producer to Red Queen, he's a genius producer who is set on making the girls into top star idols.
Park ChulMin as Shim MinChul
The mysterious CEO of 825 Entertainment, who saves the Pure Entertainment girls from disbanding.
Lee SuJi as SuJi
Marathon athlete who can't seem to get past 2nd place. She decides to fulfill her younger twin sister's dream.
Lee YeEun as YeEun
A later addition to the group with bright, positive energy.
Cha JiSeul as JiSeul
A later addition to the group. A cold ice princess who turns out to have a more unfortunate past.
Mint as Mint
A later addition to the group. Rich girl from Thailand who has only ever known comfort and things easily obtained.
Kwon HaSeo as HaSeo
A later addition to the group. A rapper of two faces.
Heo YoungJoo as YoungJoo
Pure Entertaiment trainee. Trainee with the longest training period, and the leader of the group.
Chun Jane as Jane
Pure Entertainment trainee. Genius dancer and the team's maknae who loves to dance hip hop.
Teramoto Yukika as Yukika
Pure Entertainment trainee. A cutesy, pure girl with an angelic smile. Came from Japan to debut as a K-Pop idol.
Kim SoRi as SoRi
Pure Entertainment trainee. A fossil among the training world, who's serious about her debut as she's already at the Maginot line.
Jung TaeRi as TaeRi
Pure Entertainment trainee who has a hard time preparing for a debut as an idol.
Lee GaEun as Choi NaKyung
Pure Entertainment trainee who leaves her training group to become the new member of Red Queen.
Jo SoJin as SoJin
Red Queen member.
Han HyeRi as HyeRi
Red Queen member.
Kim Ari as Ari
Red Queen member.
Lee JiWon as JiWon
The selfish trainee who joins in the middle.
Kang YeSeul as YeSeul
Employee of 825 Entertainment who work as the group's manager.
Heo JungJoo as JungJoo
Singer songwriter who lost her voice. Younger sister of YoungJoo.
Coco as Coco
Popular broadcast jockey.
Jin NaYoung as NaYoung
Friend of Coco.
- Drama will air simultaneously in Korea (SBS) and Amazon Prime.
- Many of the girls have already debuted before as idols or actresses.
- Unit group, B-Side, was created to promote the drama's theme song.