A source from Mnet stated to Hankook Ilbo, “It was a shame that we could only record ‘Road to Kingdom’ without an audience due to the prolongation of COVID-19. The producers are having discussions about showcasing ‘Kingdom’ with a different structure, and unfortunately, the show will no longer be part of this year’s lineup. In the second half of the year, we have ‘I-LAND‘ Part 2, ‘CAP-TEEN,’ and ‘Show Me the Money 9‘ prepared. Please show lots of interest [in these shows].”
“Kingdom” will be the follow-up program to “Road to Kingdom,” which involved a competition between boy groups PENTAGON, ONF, Golden Child, The Boyz, VERIVERY, ONEUS, and TOO. The Boyz, as the winner of “Road to Kingdom,” earned a ticket to compete on “Kingdom.” The rest of the lineup has yet to be confirmed.
Sources: soompi, Naver (1), Naver (2).