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CAA Boards Korean Post-Apocalyptic Show ‘Pleasant Outcast’ Ahead of Canneseries Premiere, Reveals Poster (EXCLUSIVE)

Apr 08, 2024
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CAA Boards Korean Post-Apocalyptic Show ‘Pleasant Outcast’ Ahead of Canneseries Premiere, Reveals Poster (EXCLUSIVE)



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CAA has come on board to advise on the worldwide sales of “Pleasant Outcast,” the post-apocalyptic Korean thriller series from Lotte Cultureworks (“Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days”) and Climax Studio. “Pleasant Outcast” is set to premiere at Canneseries, which kicks off April 5.


The 10-part series is a companion piece to the Korean box office smash hit film “Concrete Utopia,” which was selected as South Korea’s Oscar contender and sold to 185 countries.


“Pleasant Outcast” is co-directed by Min Yong-keun (“Soulmate”) and Yang Soo-hee. It’s based on the same best-selling webtoon, “Cheerful Outcast.” While “Concrete Utopia” was based on the second part of “Cheerful Outcast,” “Pleasant Outcast” is based on the first part of the flagship title.


“Pleasant Outcast” was written by Kim Bo-tong, creator and co-writer of Netflix’s “D.P.” and Min Young-keun. Kim Bo-tong is also signed to CAA.


Described as being in the vein of a Korean “Lord of The Flies” meets “Earthquake,” “Pleasant Outcast” stars Sung Yu-been (“Mr. Sunshine”), Won Ji-an (“Squid Game 2”, “D.P”). and Cho Hyun-chul (“D.P.”, “Inspector Koo”).  


“Pleasant Outcast” follows Dong-hyun, a high school junior who barely survives the day-to-day bullying at school. After wishing everyone would just die, his school building collapses for unknown reasons. Trapped amid extremely isolating circumstances, the surviving students are faced with internal hierarchical power struggles while apocalyptic-like accidents continue to claim more lives. During this time, the students are faced with continuous incidents, confrontations, and collisions. As the dwindling population tries to survive in this new world, the darker aspect of their true human nature awakens. 


CAA will lead the conversations for “Pleasant Outcast.” The deal with the Hollywood firm was negotiated by Hugh Cha, sales and strategy executive at Lotte Cultureworks.


Here’s a first look at the poster:





Written By Elsa Keslassy

Link : https://variety.com/2024/tv/asia/caa-pleasant-outcast-canneseries-1235960624/

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