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The Walt Disney Company and BTS’ studio home HYBE have revealed a new global content partnership, that will bring five streaming titles to the Mouse House streamer, including three exclusive projects featuring BTS or some of its members.
Their first order of business is BTS: Permission to Dance on Stage — LA, a concert film of the group’s November 2021 performance at Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium, their first in-person live event since 2019.
The second project, In the Soup: Friendcation, is a travel reality show that will see BTS’ V, Itaewon Class’ Seo-jun Park, Parasite star Woo-shik Choi, actor Hyung-sik Park and rapper Peakboy as they embark on a surprise vacation and “enjoying a variety of leisure and fun activities.”
To be followed by perhaps the most exciting arrival for any ARMY member, BTS Monuments: Beyond the Star, which according to Disney is an “original docuseries” on the boy band, “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.” BTS Monuments: Beyond the Star is set to hit Disney+ in 2023.
“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.”