New BTS docu-series, IN THE SOOP: Friendcation, PTD ON STAGE

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BTS are coming to Disney+.

To the girl who screamed “My name is Jungkook and you’re watching the Disney channel” at a BTS concert: Congrats, you manifested this.

In a press statement on 12 July, HYBE and Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific that they’re coming together to “showcase creative excellence from South Korea’s music and entertainment industry to the world stage.” The agreement includes five new titles from HYBE, including two exclusive series featuring global superstars BTS. 

Jessica Kam-Engle, APAC Head of Content, The Walt Disney Company shares: “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+. 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 The Walt Disney Company has a long history of franchise-building and promoting musical artists, with its unparalleled brands and platforms,” adds Park Ji-won, CEO of HYBE.

The first content lineup reveal includes a 4k concert film of BTS: PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE – LA. Held in November 2021, it was BTS’ first concert series since the pandemic began. The sold-out residency at the So-Fi Stadium features performances of their number 1 hits ‘Life Goes On,’ ‘Dynamite,’ ‘Butter,’ and more, as well as fan favourites like’ ‘Bapsae,’ ‘Fire,’ and ‘Boy With Luv’.

IN THE SOOP: Friendcation, scheduled to air on 22 July, stars BTS’ V with the rest of the WOOGA Squad – Park Seo Joon, Choi Wooshik, Park Hyungsik, and Peakboy, as they go on a surprise friendship trip. 

In 2023, an exclusive BTS docu-series is coming to Disney+. Titled BTS MONUMENTS: BEYOND THE STAR, the series follows the journey of the biggest pop stars of this generation. With “unprecedented access” to music and video footage from the last nine years, the upcoming series will feature the daily lives, thoughts and plans of RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook as they head into their “Chapter 2.” The docu-series follows previously released titles such as Break The Silence, Bring The Soul, and Burn The Stage.

HYBE is home to the likes of BTS, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, SEVENTEEN, ENHYPEN, and more. More titles featuring HYBE artists are expected to come to Disney+ soon.


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