Walt Disney Co announced a deal Monday that will bring a documentary series and concert featuring K-pop group BTS to the company’s streaming services.
The series will debut next year and will include music and images from the South Korean group from the past nine years. Titled “BTS Monuments: Beyond the Star,” it will showcase “the daily lives, thoughts, and plans ‘of the band members’ as they prepare for their second chapter,” Disney said in a statement. Last month, BTS announced that the group was going on hiatus while the members worked on solo projects.
Disney said the programming will stream globally on its streaming services, including Disney+. Its other streaming platforms include Hulu and Disney+Hotstar. The company did not specify which services would carry the programming in which markets.
The deal with BTS’s management company HYBE also allows Disney to release a recording of a stadium concert in Los Angeles in November 2021, the group’s first performance for fans after a two-year hiatus forced by law enforcement. COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the deal includes a reality show titled “In the Soop: Friendcation” featuring BTS’s V, “Itaewon Class” TV star Seo-jun Park, “Parasite” movie actor Woo. -shik Choi, singer and actor Hyung-sik Park and rapper Peakboy.
The show would follow the five friends “adventuring on a surprise journey” and “enjoying a variety of recreational and fun activities,” Disney said. Disney would also introduce new lineup from other HYBE artists over the next few years, the statement said.
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