Mnet has revealed the concept for next year’s Produce 101, and it’s a special collaboration with AKB48!
Mnet will be collaborating with AKB48’s producer Yasushi Akimoto for their new season for 2018.
The new show titled Produce 48 will be combining Produce101‘s “choose your own idols” concept and AKB48’s “idols you can meet” concept.
Viewers will be able to vote for which idols they want to debut in the new group, just like the previous seasons.
But the debuting group will have its own designated theater, where fans can always come see them live.
The AKB48’s concept includes teams, which rotates in simultaneously performing at their theater and performing at several events.
Specific details have yet to be announced, but the first teaser for the group was aired by 2017 MAMA in Japan.
To celebrate the upcoming program, I.O.I and AKB48 held a special collaboration stage!
Fans are glad to hear that Wanna One will not be the last group to debut through Produce 101.
Check out the first teaser for 2018’s Produce 48 below!