According to an exclusive by Sports Chosun, SM Entertainment plans to launch a 4-member girl group made up of 3 familiar faces from the pre-debut team S.M.ROOKIES - Seulgi, Irene, and Wendy - and 1 more mystery member with resemblance to actress Kim Yoo Jung.
If this is true, then this new group would mark the agency's first girl group following f(x)'s debut back in 2009! According to what Sports Chosun has heard, the new group's concept is said to be an in-between of f(x)'s experimental concept and Girls' Generation's more mainstream style.
Seulgi, Irene, and Wendy have already shown some of their skills through various dance practice clips as well as an OST release. The fourth member is said to be an attractive girl in her last year of high school with talents to boot as well.
The members are said to be currently preparing for their debut, having already picked their title track and choreography as well as concept.
Stay tuned for any possible updates to come regarding this report!
[Update] - This rumor has turned out to be true! SM Entertainment has confirmed that this new girl group is in the works. The agency told media outlets, "The new girl group is planning for a debut in August. We will reveal the exact date, concept, and such details at a later time... It is a new girl group that SM Entertainment has put out in a while, so please look forward to them."