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BTS to star in three new Disney+ programmes

A concert film, a travel documentary and an original docu-series will debut later this year

By Nick Reilly

Members of BTS in a still from their 'Dynamite' video, 2020
Members of BTS in a still from 2020's 'Dynamite' video. (Photo: YouTube)

BTS are set to star in three new shows on Disney+ after a new content agreement was reached between The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific and HYBE Entertainment.

As The Hollywood Reporter initially reported, the new global content deal will see the two firms joining forces to produce five new titles, three of which will feature the K-Pop giants.

Those titles are thought to include the 4K concert film, BTS: Permission to Dance on Stage – LA, which features the band’s landmark live show at SoFi Stadium in California last November. The show marked the first time in two years the band was able to perform for fans in person following the global pandemic.

The band will also move into travel shows for In the Soup: Friendcation, which will feature an impressive cast including BTS star V, Seo-jun Park (Itaewon Class), Woo-shik Choi (Parasite), Hyung-sik Park and Peakboy. The show will follow the five friends heading out on a trip together.

The third programme comes in the form of original docu-series, BTS Monuments: Beyond The Star, which tracks the band’s meteoric rise.

“With unprecedented access to a vast library of music and footage over the past nine years, the series will feature the daily lives, thoughts and plans of BTS members, as they prepare for their second chapter,” it states.

Disney’s APAC head of content Jessica Kam-Engle said of the entertainment conglomerate’s collaboration with HYBE and BTS: “This collaboration represents our creative ambition – to work with iconic content creators and top stars in Asia Pacific so their talent can be enjoyed by mainstream audiences in multiple ways.

“We believe these new titles will captivate consumers worldwide and look forward to introducing more music content on our service.”