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Amid what it says is the growing success of its originals and just over a year after beginning a content push into the country, streaming service Paramount+ has expanded its global Korean originals slate, with additional titles from its partnership with CJ ENM.
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Dongjae, The Good Or The Bastard; Dreaming Of Cinde Fxxxing Rella, and Pyramid Game will launch exclusively on the service in the US, Canada, U.K., Australia, Latin America, Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The latest batch of Korean shows completes all seven titles committed by Paramount+ and TVING, following Yonder, Bargain, A Bloody Lucky Day and Queen Woo, as part of Paramount’s global partnership with leading entertainment company CJ ENM.

Paramount+ says that it is enjoying the growing success of its global Korean originals. Yonder, the first title announced from the partnership, aired on Paramount+ internationally in April and was the #1 international series in the US at premiere. Highly-acclaimed series Bargain has already picked up two international accolades and is set to launch on Paramount+ internationally on 5 October.

Dongjae, The Good or The Bastard, produced by Studio Dragon and Ace Factory, is a spin-off of the renowned thriller series Stranger, and 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. Dongjae, the Good or The Bastard 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.

Commenting on the new slate, Catherine Park, Paramount’s senior vice president, head of streaming & regional lead, Asia, said, “On the heels of Bargain's recent success in attracting a great interest from various international markets, we’re excited to announce that more Korean content will travel globally through Paramount+. We take great pride in witnessing the fruitful results of our partnership with TVING and CJ ENM, and we will continue to work closely with them to ensure utmost success for all our co-produced Korean originals.

Yang Si-kwon, head of content at TVING added: “Yonder and Bargain, which were previously selected as partnership titles between the two companies, are showing tangible results on the global stage. It is meaningful that collaboration has now expanded to confirm these three series as well, which will help maximize partnership synergy.”