Disney+ Hotstar announced on Thursday that the South Korean reality series “In The Soop: Friendcation,” featuring BTS member V, popular stars Park Seo-joon, Park Hyung-shik, Choi Woo-shik and rapper Peakboy will arrive on the streamer in India on July 22. A spinoff of “In the Soop”, the upcoming show will see the five famous friends embark on a healing journey in the countryside of their native South Korea. Disney+ Hotstar shared the release date announcement on their official Twitter page.
“We know you’ve been waiting for this… #IN_THE_SOOP: Friendcation airs July 22nd on #DisneyPlusHotstar India. #V #ParkHyungSik #ParkSeoJoon #Peakboy #ChoiWooShik,” the streamer said in a tweet.
The creators also dropped the quintet’s first look poster, called Wooga Squad, from the show. The word ‘soop’ means ‘forest’ in Korean.
In The Soop: Friendcation” airs every Friday on South Korean cable network JTBC at 9 p.m. (KST) and will be available on Disney+ Hotstar at 11 p.m. (KST).
V (real name Kim Tae-hyung) previously co-starred with Park Seo-joon and Park Hyung-shik in the 2016 Korean period drama “Hwarang.” Park Seo-joon and Choi Woo-shik had appeared in the hit K-drama “Fighting For My Way” (2017) and the multiple Academy Award-winning Korean film “Parasite.”
Kwon Sung-hwan, better known by his stage name “Peakboy,” had enlisted his four friends for a special appearance in the music video for his 2021 song “Gyopo Hairstyle,” alongside actor-model Han Hyun-min .
The new series is an offshoot of the “In The Soop” series, created by HYBE Corporation.
In the past, the company released two seasons of “BTS In The Soop,” which followed the Grammy-nominated superhit septet while they were away from work, and one season of “SEVENTEEN In The Soop,” revolving around the “Performance Kings”. ‘ enjoying a moment of relaxation in the woods.