Produce 101 Season 2 (Hangul: 프로듀스 101 시즌 2) is a South Korean reality survival show that aired on Mnet in 2017. It is a large-scale project in which the public they will "train" a group by selecting each member from 101 trainees from 54 different entertainment companies as well as defining the group's style, choosing debut songs and including the name of the group. group.
Produce 101 Season 2 is the show that created the first boy group to collaborate between multiple companies after Produce 101, the program consisted of 101 trainees from various domestic Korean entertainment companies, and 11 trainees. will be selected and form a group. The group will perform together for 18 months under the management of YMC Entertainment (also I.O.I's company from Produce 101 season 1). The top 35 trainees will also perform on the same stage as the winning group. The winning group will probably disband and join their own group while the agency makes plans.
Many major entertainment companies including SM, YG and JYP did not send their trainees to Season 2. However, YG also sent 4 trainees under the name of subsidiary YG KPlus. Season 1's lead director Han Dong Chul also withdrew from the show due to separate contract agreements.
On February 23, 2017, Mnet announced that BoA would take on the role of MC for this season, replacing Jang Geun Suk. She will be "as a messenger and the face of the audience". Later on the same day, the participating trainees were also announced. The official broadcast of the show will replace the High School Rapper's broadcast timetable announced on March 8, 2017.
Right after the trainees moved to the dorm on February 26, 2017, the filming started. A first teaser introducing the person with the center position as well as the leading position was revealed shortly after.
Produce 101 Season 2 was first announced on Episode 514 of M Countdown on March 9, 2017. The group was introduced by BoA, and the trainees showcased their talents through the EDM-style song - "It's Me (Pick Me)". The center position is assigned to Lee Dae-hwi of Brand New Music. Several known artists also participated including members of NU'EST, JJCC, HOTSHOT and Topp Dogg. Trainees Jang Moon-bok of ONO Entertainment, Kim Samuel of Brave Entertainment, and Park Ji-hoon of Maroo Entertainment also received a lot of attention.
On March 31, 2017, the trainees performed "It's Me" (Pick Me)" at Gocheok Sky Dome before the baseball game between LG Twins and Nexen Heroes. was honored in the ceremony with Arredondo Samuel from Brave Entertainment.