BTS Documentary Series 'Burn The Stage' to Air on YouTube Red
Fans of BTS are going to be able to see a behind-the-scenes look at the Korean boy band’s 2017 Wings Tour through a brand new YouTube Red series beginning later this month.
Premiering on March 28, BTS: Burn The Stage is an eight-episode series that will bring fans into the intimate life of the band as they toured 20 cities on three different continents over a span of 300 days. It will also track the band’s biggest moments of last year, including their Top Social Artist award win at the Billboard Music Awards in may.
According to YouTube Red, Burn The Stage will show an “intimate, personal portrayal” of the band regarding BTS’ dedication to one another, their music, and their global fan base, ARMY.
While this is their first original series with YouTube, BTS has been immensely active on the video streaming platform since their debut in 2013. Along with their music videos and other promotional clips, the band has around 800 videos on its Bangtan TV channel. The septet is one of the site’s most popular artists, and is the biggest K-pop act on YouTube, with over 10 billion views between official and unofficial videos, including clips uploaded by fans. The majority of BTS’ views come from outside of South Korea, with 441 million originating from the U.S, 317 million from Brazil, and 230 million from Mexico.
Burn The Stage will premiere on March 28, with the first two episodes made available through the band’s Bangtan TV channel at 8AM PST. The first episode will be free for all fans to watch, but the rest of the eight episodes will only be viewable by YouTube Red subscribers. A new episode will come out each week until May 9, and fans in the U.S and Korea can sign up for the service for two months of free programming. YouTube Red is available in the U.S., Korea, Australia, New Zealand, and Mexico, and fans can purchase the series through YouTube’s on demand service.