Youth, the upcoming collection based mostly on the BTS Universe, will reportedly resume manufacturing, with its characters now bearing fictional names.
According to a report by Korean information outlet Newsen on April 7, a number of broadcast officers shared that Chorokbaem Media, the drama and animation manufacturing firm behind the collection, and HYBE Corporation (formerly Big Hit Entertainment), Okay-pop group BTS’s administration company, have determined that the characters in Youth won’t make use of the true names of the boy band’s members. This is following the fan-raised points that temporarily halted their filming.
In late 2020, the drama grew to become a trending topic on Twitter after BTS followers, who’re known as ARMY, expressed their considerations about the usage of the members’ precise names within the drama. While the collection has been described as a venture that can make use of fictional narratives and metaphors, it should include delicate themes reminiscent of drug use and arson. Therefore, followers defined that naming the drama characters after the BTS members, who’ve sturdy home and worldwide traction, could give the mistaken impression to viewers who usually are not aware of BTS or topic the artists to unfavourable criticism due to the collection.
Youth will observe the tales of seven boys who’re every going via a tough patch in life. As they try and take care of their very own difficulties, they discover solace in one another, and collectively, study to chase after their desires and overcome their struggles. Seo Ji-hoon (Men Are Men), Noh Jung-hyun (Live On), Ahn Ji-ho (Nobody Knows), Seo Young-joo (Nobody Knows), Jeon Jin-seo (The World of the Married), Kim Yoon-woo, and Jung Woo-jin make up the main cast.