Korean crime thriller series Bargain will launch on Paramount+ in all countries outside of South Korea in 2023, the company announced on Friday.
Bargain is the second K-drama title to come to the streaming platform under a strategic partnership between Paramount and Seoul-based content powerhouse CJ ENM unveiled earlier this year.
An adaptation of filmmaker Lee Chung-hyun’s award-winning 2015 short of the same name, Bargain star actors Jun Jong-seo (Money Heist: Korea) and Jin Seon-kyu (extreme work). Director Jun Woo-sung, who was part of the production team for the original short, developed the story and expanded it into a six-part series for CJ ENM’s flagship streaming service, TVING. Bargain revolves around a group of strangers who gather at a remote motel with ulterior motives – looking to negotiate. Unlike the original film, the series follows the characters after an unexpected earthquake traps them inside the building. With no one to trust, they must find a way to survive.
Bargain is available in Korea on TVING now and will debut on Paramount+ in 2023.
” Bargain is an incredible example of the phenomenally creative and captivating stories coming out of Korea and our strategic partnership with CJ ENM and TVING. We’re confident our audiences will love this series and Yonder when both titles debut on our platform next year,” said Catherine Park, Senior Vice President and Head of Streaming at Paramount’s Asia office.
“As part of the strategic partnership with Paramount, we are very excited to bring high-quality content to a global audience. We plan to accelerate the discovery and development of competitive IP content,” added Hyejung Hwang, Chief Content Officer at TVING.
Source : BBN WORLD NEWS