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BTS documentary series, concert to air on Disney+

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 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, Start casino the statement said.(Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Bradley Perrett)

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