BTS has been professionally “running” in the type of a “self-produced” selection present for six years and over 150 episodes, and, final week, Weverse introduced the long-running collection will likely be taking a break. Run BTS is a spread present, first launched in 2015, that options the seven members of BTS participating in challenges, combating zombies, dodging water weapons, enjoying video games, making kimchi, playing around, and infrequently writing heartfelt letters to 1 one other. This previous Tuesday marked the launch of Episode 154, which noticed the members reflecting on all they’ve completed on the present thus far, in addition to what it has meant to them and ARMY, earlier than occurring the introduced break. BigHit has not but introduced when Run BTS will return.
Is Run BTS ending? Short answer: no. The members clarify in the two-part finale that this can be a pause, however not a full cease. The members are about to go on a mini-tour, enjoying 4 sold-out live shows at the finish of November and early December in Los Angeles, in addition to an internet live performance later this month. (And, hopefully, they’ll have an opportunity to go on a wider, in-person tour quickly.) Past that, they’ve a totally different present, In the Soop Season 2, premiering Friday.
Of course, a busy schedule hasn’t stopped BTS from filming episodes of their self-produced selection present in the previous. They have notably filmed some episodes from motels whereas on tour, in-between exhibits. What’s totally different? Well, they’re extremely widespread, for one, which implies they’ll take a break with out worrying about dropping an excessive amount of (or any) momentum. Also, they’ve been a gaggle for greater than eight years at this level, which implies that, for brand new ARMY specifically, there may be eight years’ value of content material to catch up. Heck, even ARMY who’ve been with BTS from the starting possible have content material to compensate for, given how arduous these members and their group have labored to create content material for followers since debut. (OK, truly since earlier than debut.)
It’s value noting, as nicely, that simply because BTS is taking a break from their extremely widespread (and endlessly pleasant) selection present doesn’t imply they’re taking a break from making content material altogether. There is the previously-mentioned In the Soop and live shows, after all, however BTS hasn’t launched an album in nearly a year, since November 2020’s “BE.” That’s not an enormous hole, and it’s not like BTS hasn’t been releasing chart-topping songs in the meantime. However, BTS has little question had extra time to supply music, given they largely haven’t been in a position to journey or carry out in particular person for greater than a year. Could BTS have a brand new album round the nook? If so, the promotion round their comeback would little question take a number of time and power away from filming new episodes of Run BTS.