Paramount+ revealed on Thursday that it will expand its global Korean original series by launching two new series exclusively in multiple regions around the world. Upcoming K-dramas A Bloody Lucky Day and Queen Woo will be available on Paramount+ in the US, Canada, UK , Australia, Latin America, Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The two series are the latest projects developed by Paramount+ and South Korean streaming TVING as part of Paramount’s
global partnership with South Korean entertainment giant CJ ENM. part.
Paramount+’s Korean original has had some early success with its upcoming Korean drama Bargain The company won best screenplay at last night’s Cannes Film Festival awards in France. The service also revealed that the recently launched Korean drama series Yonder has become its highest-rated
international series in the US so far this year. Yonder, starring Shin Ha Kyun and Han Ji Min, premiered worldwide in April , while Bargain will be available on Paramount+ this summer.
Bloody Lucky Day turns out to be a serial killer client. The series is directed by Pil Gam-Sung (Hostage: The Missing Celebrity ) and written by Kim Min-sung and Song Hanna. It is produced by CJ ENM’s production company, Studio Dragon, The Great Show and Studio N, and stars Lee Sung-min (Reborn Rich) as taxi driver Oh Taek; Yoo Yeon-seok ( Hospital Playlist) as the psycho killer Geum Hyuk-soo; and Lee Jung-eun (Parasite, Yonder ) as Hwang Soon Kyu, the ruthless chaser.
Queen Woo is a costume drama series directed by Jung Se Kyung (Oh! My Gran), written by Lee Byoung-hak ( The Royal Tailor ). Queen Woo Hee, the first woman in history to ascend the throne twice, embarks on a journey to inherit the throne amid fierce struggles among all the tribes owned by the late king’s brothers. TVING recently announced that Jun Jong-seo (Bargain) will play Queen Woo, and the rest of the cast will be announced later.
“We couldn’t be more proud of the Korean content that is finally hitting the global stage, captivating viewers and fans at Paramount+ and beyond,” Senior Vice President & Head of Streaming and Regional Head Catherine Park Asia at Paramount. “The addition of A Bloody Lucky Day and Queen Woo strengthens our global content offering and we look forward to Looking forward to bringing more original Korean content to global audiences.” 1235166572