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BTS to star in three Disney+ shows as part of multi-year, major streaming deal


BTS and Disney+ have teamed up as part of a content deal between the K-pop superstars’ management firm HYBE and Walt Disney Co.  Park Ji-won, CEO of HYBE, said in a statement: “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.”  The companies announced three projects involving BTS or its members; and at least two more content titles from HYBE will be distributed exclusively by Disney.

The first project is the live concert film BTS: Permission to Dance on Stage — LA, which features a performance at Los Angeles’ Sofi Stadium in November. It was the band’s first in-person concert in almost two years after the pandemic.

In addition, HYBE shared news of the docu-series BTS Monuments: Beyond the Star, “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.”

A third show, In the Soop: Friendcation, will include BTS member V as part of a travel reality series featuring Korean entertainment stars such as Itaewon Class’ Seo-jun Park and Parasite star Woo-shik Choi.

BTS released a three-disc anthology, Proof, last month, celebrating their ninth anniversary. The members have been busy with solo projects since last month: Junggook collaborated with Charlie Puth on the single “Left and Right” in June, while J-Hope’s album Jack in the Box is slated for release on Friday.

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