iQiyi Rumored to be Creating Female Version of “Idol Producer”

Rumored to be Creating Female Version of "Idol Producer"

Just as the second season of “Idol Producer” (偶像练习生) ended on April 6th, there are already rumors circulating iQiyi has plans to create a female version of the popular trainee survival show. There is already a poster circulating on the internet showing “Qing Chun You Ni” (青春有你) with a slogan “Girls, Up” and 2019 Summer. In addition to the poster, there are already lists of rumored female participants including girl groups, “Ladybees” (蜜蜂少女隊) and “AKB48 TEAMSH”.

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Wang Yiren (王怡人), who joined Produce 48 in 2018 and debuted as part of Korean group girl, “EVERGLOW” in March 2019, is reportedly on the list of applicants.

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Some netizens also claim the application process started last July and was closed at the end of December. There will be another screening process to get 100 participants for the actual filming. According to the rumor, the show is set to air in July 2019, after “Produce Camp 2019” (創造營2019) ends so the shows don’t clash. However, this is all speculation and hasn’t been officially confirmed by iQiyi yet.

Credit:, Weibo, EVERGLOW Official IG