Talent agency SM Entertainment has announced it will be forming a new girl group. The act is expected to make its debut sometime in August, although the concept, and even the group’s name, remain a secret.
The group’s line up has already been finalized, according to media reports. It will be made up of four SMRookies stars: Irene, Seulgi, and Wendy, as well as one more, as-yet unnamed member. The final member is described as being an 18-year-old who bears a resemblance to actress Kim Yoo Jung. Irene, Seulgi, and Wendy have all performed previously under the name SR14G.
The group is already drawing comparisons to SM’s breakthrough girl group, S.E.S, a three-piece act which debuted in 1997 – especially as two of the new group’s members, Seulgi and Irene, have previously performed a cover version of the S.E.S hit, “Be Natural.”
An SM spokesperson said, “We will make a full announcement on the matter when everything is finalized. Please be patient, we cannot reveal any more details at this time.”