During a business conference titled COMEUP 2020 Meet the Future – Post Pandemic, one of SM Entertainment‘s head honchos, Lee Sung Soo, addressed the public.
He advised on future plans for the company and their artists. In particular, he revealed details about NCT‘s future plans, sending fans into a frenzy.
“저희는 일본, 동남아시아, 미국, 유럽, 호주, 그리고 아프리카까지 NCT를 확장할 계획입니다. 이미 많은 저희와 계약한 연습생들이 열심히 연습하고 있습니다. 바로 다음해에도 꽤나 큰 NCT의 팀이 데뷔를 할 예정이니까, 기대해주시기 바랍니다.” pic.twitter.com/1wZ4idivHR
— 렷 (@I_Demeanor) November 21, 2020
He revealed that they have plans on expanding NCT even further, and listed the targeted countries, including two shockers, Europe and Africa.
Not just one team, but NCT 127, NCT Dream, NCT U and WayV – NCT is the way that allows us to expand the team limitlessly. We have plans to expand NCT to Japan, Southeast Asia, America, Europe, Australia and even up to Africa next time. You can’t believe it, right? Us too, but we will make it happen. Many trainees that have already signed with us, are practicing hard. Next year, we have plans to debut a fairly huge NCT unit, so please anticipate it.
— Lee Sung Soo
Many fans are stunned at the news, causing “NCT Africa” to trend in real time on Twitter.
NCT already currently has 23 members in total, following recent additions, Sungchan and Shotaro. Fans have found it hard to believe that the company will continue expanding the team. In other news, NCT 2020 has recently completed a successful comeback with “Make A Wish” and “From Home”, and will soon be back with Resonance Part.2.