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Paramount+ Adds Trio of Shows to Korean Content Slate in Partnership With CJ ENM

Oct 05, 2023
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Bring to seven the total number committed by Paramount+ and Korean streaming service TVing




Paramount+ has unveiled three new Korean TV shows which it will launch in selected international territories including North America, the U.K. and parts of continental Europe.


The announcement was made on Wednesday at the APOS convention in Indonesia, operated by Media Partners Asia, by Catherine Park, Paramount’s senior VP and head of streaming & regional lead, Asia, and Yang Si-kwon, head of content at TVing.


The three new titles Dongjae, The Good Or The Bastard, Dreaming Of Cinde Fxxxing Rella and Pyramid Game bring to seven the total number committed by Paramount+ and Korean streaming service TVing as part of Paramount’s global partnership with leading entertainment company CJ ENM. 


Dongjae, The Good or the Bastard, produced by Studio Dragon and Ace Factory, is a spin-off of the renowned thriller series Stranger. Its story will revolve around one of the popular characters in Stranger, Seo Dongjae, whose future is bleak due to the stigma of his past corruption as a sponsor prosecutor. In the spin-off series, Dongjae is troubled by a redevelopment case. When he takes on the murder case of a high school girl, he begins to walk a dangerous tightrope between his intuition as a prosecutor and his instinct as an opportunist. The show is created by Lee Su-yeon, who wrote the first two seasons of Stranger. It is directed by Park Gun Ho and written by Hwang Hajung and Kim Sangwon.


Dreaming Of Cinde Fxxxing Rella is a hybrid romantic comedy created by renowned television screenwriter Baek Mi-kyoung (Strong Girl Bong-soon, The Lady in Dignity and Mine). It is a story of a woman whose dream is to become Cinderella because of her harsh reality. She meets Prince Charming who doesn’t believe in love, and through the conflicts they face, she matures into becoming Princess Charming herself. It is a production that seems like a children’s story at times, but a hot adult love story at times, too. The series is directed by Kim Min-kyeong, written by Yu-ja, and produced by CJ ENM, Story Phoenix and Keyeast.


Pyramid Game, created by JQ Lee, directed by BaK So Yeon, written by Choi Sui, is a story of a high school girl who had to escape being bullied and become a sniper to end the game in Baekyeon Girls’ High School, where each person is graded through monthly voting, and an ‘F’ grade is labeled as a legitimate victim of school violence. Pyramid Game is produced by Film Monster and CJ ENM Studios. Kim Jiyeon, known for her performance in the popular TV series Twenty-Five Twenty-One, plays the lead character Sung Soo-ji.


The shows will be uploaded to the service at different dates in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, Latin America, Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.


Paramount+ has previously been involved in Korean originals with Yonder, which aired from April, and the more recent Bargain, which won the best screenplay award at Canneseries. It is set to launch on Paramount+ internationally on Oct. 5.



By Patrick Frater 


Link: https://variety.com/2023/tv/news/paramount-korean-tv-shows-content-cj-enm-1235736482/

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