BTOB, iKON, And SF9 Confirmed To Join Stray Kids, ATEEZ, And THE BOYZ On Mnet’s “Kingdom”
Mnet’s “Kingdom” has confirmed six groups for its lineup!
Following the success of “Queendom” in 2019, Mnet announced that they would be launching a male version of the show titled “Kingdom.” However, unlike “Queendom,” the male version kicked off with a preliminary season called “Road to Kingdom.” THE BOYZ emerged as the final winner of “Road to Kingdom” and earned the first spot in the “Kingdom” lineup.
Along with the news that TVXQ would be hosting “Kingdom,” several groups were reported to be in talks for the show. On January 29, Mnet confirmed that BTOB, iKON, and SF9 would be joining the lineup of “Kingdom.”
BTOB will be joining as BTOB 4U, their four-member subunit (Eunkwang, Changsub, Minhyuk, and Peniel), because the other members are currently serving in the military. Before Mnet’s official confirmation, it was reported that BTOB had initially turned down the offer but eventually agreed to come on the show after some in-depth discussions.
“Kingdom” is slated to premiere in early April.