LOS ANGELES, July 11 (Reuters) — Walt Disney Co announced a deal on Monday that will bring a documentary series and concert featuring K-pop band BTS to the Disney+ streaming service.
The series will debut on Disney+ next year and include music and footage of the South Korean group from the past nine years.
Called «BTS Monuments: Beyond the Star,» it will showcase «the daily lives, thoughts and plans» of the group’s members «as they prepare for their second chapter,» Disney said in a statement.
Last month, BTS announced the band was taking a break while members worked on solo projects.
Disney’s agreement with BTS management company HYBE also allows for Disney+ to run a recording of a stadium concert in Los Angeles in November 2021, the group’s first performance before fans after a two-year interruption forced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition, the deal includes a reality show called «In the Soop: Friendcation» and Top 5 Sports featuring V from BTS, «Itaewon Class» TV star Seo-jun Park, «Parasite» movie actor Woo-shik Choi, singer and actor Hyung-sik Park and rapper Peakboy.
The show would follow the five friends «venturing on a surprise trip» and «enjoying a variety of leisure and fun activities,» Disney said.
Disney also would introduce new programming from other HYBE artists over the next few years, the statement said.
(Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Bradley Perrett)