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Paramount+ is set to captivate audiences in selected international territories, including North America, the U.K., and parts of continental Europe, with the announcement of three exciting new Korean TV shows. The unveiling took place at the APOS convention in Indonesia, where Catherine Park, Paramount’s Senior VP and Head of Streaming & Regional Lead, Asia, and Yang Si-kwon, Head of Content at TVing, revealed the thrilling additions to the streaming platform’s content lineup.
This move comes as part of Paramount’s global partnership with CJ ENM, a leading entertainment company, and marks a significant expansion of the streaming giant’s Korean content portfolio.
Meet the New Shows:
- “Dongjae, The Good Or The Bastard”: This intriguing series serves as a spin-off of the renowned thriller series “Stranger.” It follows the character Seo Dongjae, a former sponsor prosecutor tainted by corruption in his past. Now facing a bleak future, Dongjae becomes embroiled in a redevelopment case and a murder investigation involving a high school girl. The show promises to be a gripping exploration of Dongjae’s precarious balancing act between his role as a prosecutor and his instincts as an opportunist. The series boasts a talented team, with Lee Su-yeon, the writer of the first two seasons of “Stranger,” at the helm. Park Gun Ho directs, while Hwang Hajung and Kim Sangwon handle the writing duties.
- “Dreaming Of Cinde Fxxxing Rella”: A delightful hybrid romantic comedy created by the esteemed television screenwriter Baek Mi-kyoung, known for her work on hit series like “Strong Girl Bong-soon” and “The Lady in Dignity.” The show revolves around a woman whose dream is to become Cinderella to escape her challenging reality. Along her journey, she encounters a Prince Charming who’s skeptical of love. Through the conflicts they face, the protagonist transforms into her version of a Princess Charming. The series, directed by Kim Min-kyeong and written by Yu-ja, promises a story that alternates between the charm of a children’s fairy tale and the heat of an adult love story. CJ ENM, Story Phoenix, and Keyeast collaborate to bring this enchanting production to life.
- “Pyramid Game”: Created by JQ Lee and directed by BaK So Yeon, “Pyramid Game” dives into the intense world of Baekyeon Girls’ High School. In this ruthless environment, each student’s status is determined through monthly voting, and those branded with an ‘F’ grade become legitimate victims of school violence. The story follows a high school girl who, in a desperate bid to escape relentless bullying, takes on the role of a sniper within this perilous hierarchy. Kim Jiyeon, renowned for her performance in the popular TV series “Twenty-Five Twenty-One,” takes on the lead role as Sung Soo-ji. Produced by Film Monster and CJ ENM Studios, “Pyramid Game” promises to deliver a thrilling narrative that explores the depths of survival in a high school battleground.
These three captivating Korean series are set to make their debuts on Paramount+ at different dates across a range of regions, including the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, Latin America, Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. Paramount+ has already ventured into the world of Korean originals with successes like “Yonder,” which premiered in April, and the recent hit “Bargain,” winner of the Best Screenplay Award at Canneseries. The global launch of Paramount+ on October 5th is eagerly anticipated, promising viewers a diverse and engaging array of content, including these exciting new Korean productions. Stay tuned for more updates on these thrilling additions to the streaming platform’s lineup.