Earlier this year Pledis Entertainment announced plans for a seventeen member boy group (tentatively named Seventeen). Although they previously estimated the end of this year as the group's debut date, the agency has pushed back the plans for the group's debut to next year.
Because of their large number, the boy group has been attracting considerable attention prior to their debut, and thus Pledis Entertainment is making sure to tie all of the loose ends before their final reveal. On August 16th, a representative shared, "We haven't confirmed all of the members of Seventeen yet. We're still working to find a balance. The group will have 17 members in total, and about 50% of them have been cast."
He continued, "We were planning on debuting them within this year, but plans have been delayed to next year."
Unlike senior group After School, the group will not have an admission and graduation concept. "The 17 members will be fixed, but we are considering unit promotions on the side."
Pledis Entertainment previously revealed back in April that the group will be made up 17 members with an average age of 17, and that the group will be targeting the Korean, Japanese, and Chinese markets.
Source: FN News via Naver
Posted by Friday, August 17, 2012
Pledis to debut 17-member boy group Seventeen next year
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