Disney is bringing BTS to its Disney+ streaming services, adding new original shows featuring members of the South Korean pop group.
Disney, in collaboration with Hybe, BTS’s label, will bring five major content titles to the platform. At least two of the new titles will be shot with the entire band, including a taped concert special in Los Angeles and a behind-the-scenes documentary series.
We are thrilled to be collaborating with Hybe to showcase their original content created with powerful artist IP on our global streaming services including Disney+,” said Jessica Kam-Engle, Disney’s APAC head of content. “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.”
“This will be the start of a long-term collaboration, where we present worldwide audiences a wide range of Hybe content for fans who love our music and artists,” added Park Ji-won, CEO of Hybe. “The Walt Disney Company has a long history of franchise building and promoting musical artists, with its unparalleled brands and platforms.”
The three forthcoming titles featuring the K-pop stars include:
BTS: Permission to Dance on Stage – LA: An exclusive cinematic 4K concert film featuring BTS’ live performance in Los Angeles’ Sofi Stadium in November 2021.
In the Soup: Friendcation: An original travel reality show with a star-studded cast including V of BTS, Itaewon Class’ Park Seo-jun, Parasite star Choi Woo-shik, Park Hyung-sik and Peakboy. The show features the five friends venturing on a surprise trip and enjoying a variety of leisure and fun activities.
BTS Monuments: Beyond the Star: “This original docuseries follows the incredible journey of 21st century pop icons BTS,” says Disney. “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.”