BTS is now way more than a mere music group – and its universe is expanding at a phenomenal rate . In August 2019, during Big Hit Entertainment’s corporate briefing, CEO Bang Si-hyuk announced that “We will be expanding the universe storyline … experimenting with other platforms such as webtoons, novels, games, animations, dramas and movies.” Slowly but surely, this goal is becoming reality. The BTS Universe (BU), a fictional narrative created by the agency that unfolds in BTS’ music videos, includes a webtoon (online comic series), a book series and short films. The story sees the fictional counterpart of BTS member Jin trapped in a time loop that he can only escape after helping his old friends overcome their various personal troubles. BU’s latest addition is the K-drama Youth, the casting list for which recently dropped. The series itself will be out in 2021. But what is Youth exactly, and what other media have BTS featured in? Read on to find out. ‘iPhone … no’: Why Blackpink won’t take selfies if you’re an Apple user Youth K-drama series The BTS Universe drama is expected to air in 2021 Actors: Jin: Seo Jihoon Suga: Noh Jonghyun J-Hope: Ahn Jiho RM: Seo Youngjoo Jimin: Kim Yoonwoo V: Jung Woojin Jungkook: Jeon Jinseo https://t.co/kFCVoHmOID pic.twitter.com/LxWu8yYxPH — K-Charts & Translations⁷ (@charts_k) October 19, 2020 Rather than a documentary series, Youth is a K-drama based on the BU storylines that the group has been building through its music videos. This narrative is another reason why new songs cause such hype among fans; BTS’ Army is as eager for more pieces of the stories as they are for new music. Although the stories involve fictional versions of the artists, the characters’ names are the same as their real-life counterparts. Touching especially on the theme of growth, the drama will portray the characters meeting for the first time and learning to overcome obstacles together. Rookie actors Seo Ji-hoon, Noh Jong-hyun, Ahn Ji-ho, Seo Young-joo, Kim Yoon-woo, Jung Woo-jin and Jeon Jin-seo will be playing BTS’s Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook, respectively. BTS and Blackpink take on America, but is this the best they have to offer? Save Me webtoon baby armys, did you know that we can easily follow some of bangtan universe storyline in 'save me' webtoon series?? you can catch up while waiting for the next current smeraldo blog update pic.twitter.com/HlsIYfO3k3 — ᴮᴱBTS History₇ vs Exam (@BTS_History613) July 15, 2020 A webtoon also rooted in the BU setting, Save Me comprises 16 episodes, or chapters, released from January to April 2019. Save Me was also released internationally in the US, Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand and Indonesia through South Korean webtoon powerhouse Naver, accumulating over 50 million views by its end. BTS Universe Story and BTS World mobile games For those who’d rather direct their own stories featuring BTS, mobile game BTS Universe Story was released worldwide on September 24. In addition to exploring the existing BU narrative through gameplay, or experiencing alternative plot lines, players can also create their own animation videos incorporating the group members, which can then be shared with others. The game topped the charts of app stores during its pre-download period even before it was released. Will BTS break live-stream records again with Map of the Soul ON:E launch? If that’s not your cup of tea, what about envisioning yourself as BTS’ manager? The group’s first mobile game BTS World , which was released in June 2019, has got you covered. Players can simulate what it would be like to manage BTS from the beginning, developing them from rookies into world stars. Break the Silence: The Movie As if launching a new game, a new album, and their first English-language single in 2020 wasn’t enough, BTS released its fourth film Break the Silence: The Movie on September 10. The documentary follows BTS through the 2019 stadium tour Love Yourself: Speak Yourself across eight different cities from Los Angeles to London to Osaka. Backstage footage and candid interviews with the members made the film particularly special. The movie also included a sing along session that fans could follow with their official Army Bomb light sticks. BTS to Blackpink: K-pop stars’ favourite foods and Korean dishes revealed BT21 Line Friends characters // bts giveaway // -,’- bt21 plush : one of your choice follow me retweet and like can do ww (worldwide) answer with a cute picture of your bias + where you’re from -,’- ends in on october 24th you must send proofs ! pic.twitter.com/qs0w6PY3q1 — daily giveaway -,’- (@mialaucoon) October 20, 2020 BTS have even created their own characters – the BT21 characters – in collaboration with Naver’s Line Friends. The members sketched the designs and gave them personalities. From a fluffy alpaca to a rabbit with comically thick eyebrows, each unique character reflects the member who created it. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .