Mnet announces the return of its highly awaited survival show, Queendom 2.
The first season of Mnet’s Queendom which aired in the fall of 2019, featured a star-studded lineup of female idols competing in various challenges before ending in a dramatic comeback battle, to “determine the true number one”. The first season included Park Bom, AOA, MAMAMOO, Lovelyz, Oh My Girl, and (G)I-DLE as contestants, with MAMAMOO becoming the final winner.
Due to the show’s popularity, Mnet produced the spin-off, Road to Kingdom in 2020. The show featured boy bands who had yet to bag their first music show win. There were well-known acts like The Boyz, Pentagon, and Golden Child, as well as lesser-known acts like ONF, Verivery, ONEUS, and TO1.
This season was followed by the third installment of the survival show in 2021 – Kingdom: Legendary War. The participants were trending boy groups like Stray Kids, BTOB, iKON, SF9, Ateez, and the previous season’s winner, The Boyz.
This season was won by JYP Entertainment’s, Stray Kids.
According to industry insiders, popular stars from the girl group scene have been approached to appear on the show, and the lineup is nearing completion. ITZY, Kep1er, Brave Girls, and VIVIZ, all flag bearers in the K-pop industry, were among those in talks.
In response to the report, a source of Queendom 2 clarified, that they are exploring their options but nothing has been confirmed yet.
The first official filming of Queendom 2 is slated to begin in mid-February.
Airdate and Time
Mnet’s Queendom 2 will air its first episode on March 31, 2022, at 9:20 pm KST.
The previous seasons have been hosted by some big names in the industry, model and actress, Lee Da-hee; television host and personality, Jang Sung-kyu; and TVXQ’s Changmin.
Mnet has decided to go even bigger this time and has revealed that it will return with Girls’ Generation’s, leader, and main vocalist, Taeyeon as the MC for this season.
What will be the concept of the show this time?
According to the rumors, Queendom 2 is supposed to follow a similar theme as the second season, Road to Kingdom. Hence, initially, it was assumed that underrated girl groups like Dreamcatcher, Weki Meki, and Loona were to appear. But, with the recent glamourous lineup in talks, it is difficult to say what kind of a concept will we get to see this season.
Where to watch?
Like the previous three editions of the survival show series, Queendom 2, will be broadcast on Mnet’s channel and live-streamed online on Mnet’s YouTube channel with English subtitles.
Fans have expressed their excitement for the upcoming installment and a lot of them have given suggestions from their side as well as to who would they like to see participate. Many fans in the comment section of the official Instagram announcement post of Queendom 2 have shown their interest in seeing Dreamcatcher this season.
Millions of viewers tune in each season, allowing underrated groups to finally get the recognition they deserve. This is one of the major why fans always hope their favorites make the cut.