Paramount, TVING announce Bargain series
November 4, 2022
Paramount and TVING have announced that the Korean crime-thriller series Bargain will debut on Paramount+ outside of South Korea in 2023. Bargain is the second title coming to the streaming platform as part of the strategic partnership between Paramount and CJ ENM.
Bargain stars actors Jun Jong-seo (Money Heist: Korea) and Jin Seon-kyu (Extreme Job) and it is an adaptation of director Lee Chung-hyun’s award-winning short film of the same name released in 2015. Director Jun Woo-sung, who was part of the production team of the original short film, picked up the story and developed it into a six-part series. Bargain revolves around a group of strangers who gather at a remote motel with ulterior motives – seeking to bargain. 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 an incredible example of the phenomenal creative, compelling stories coming out of Korea, and out of our strategic partnership with CJ ENM and TVING. We are confident our audiences will love this series and Yonder when the two titles debut on our platform next year,” said Catherine Park, Senior Vice President, Head of Streaming & Office Asia, Paramount.
“Under the strategic partnership with Paramount, we’re very pleased to introduce high-quality content to global audiences. We plan to accelerate discovering and developing competitive content IP,” said Hyejung Hwang, Chief Content Officer at TVING.
Bargain is available in Korea on TVING now and will debut on Paramount + in 2023.
The series is licensed by Paramount Global Content Distribution outside of Korea, Japan and Taiwan.