PD Of iKON’s New Variety Show Reveals Why She Cast Them Over Other YG Artists

A press conference was held on November 1 for JTBC’s upcoming travel variety show with iKON, “Global Friendship Project School- Rebellious Field Trip” (literal translation). iKON members, Jo Se Ho, Kim Shin Young, and producing director (PD) Park Ji Eun were in attendance.

PD Park Ji Eun said, “Yang Hyun Suk’s love for iKON is extraordinary. He told me that WINNER is like his oldest son and iKON is like his youngest son.”

She continued, “I spoke with other YG artists when planning the show, but out of all of [the YG artists], iKON looked like they desired it the most and was full of enthusiasm. They have the skills to become gems in the variety show world, and I felt they were the best fit for the show.”

iKON’s first travel buddies are Japanese rising stars Sumimoto Miho, Nomura Nao, Oguri Kako, Nishida Hirari, Kawazu Asuka, and Tinabe Kaho. Park Ji Eun told reporters she plans to make the show into “a global project” and that they will collaborate with many other countries such as the U.S. and China.

“Global Friendship Project School- Rebellious Field Trip” will premiere on JTBC on November 4 at 12:20 a.m. KST.

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