Leading entertainment company CJ ENM announced that its TVING original series Bargain received wide acclaim on the pink carpet and screening event at the Cannes International Series Festival (also known as Canneseries), held on April 16th. The TV show was screened at the Lumière Auditorium, where the audience enthusiastically welcomed the actors. The viewers, who filled the 2,300-seat auditorium, were treated to a 1 hour 11 minute-long version of the first two episodes, which were seamlessly combined.
This year’s Canneseries has invited two TVING Originals, Bargain and Island, to this edition. Bargain is also the first-ever Korean OTT original to be included in the festival’s’ Official Selection, to compete with other participants.
The event included a few notable attendees, including actors Jin Sun-kyu, Jun Jong-seo, Chang Ryul, as well as director Jeon Woo-sung, Chief Content Officer at TVING Hwang Hyejung, and CEO at Climax Studio Byun Seung-min.
A remake of 2015 South Korean short film of the same name, the drama series revolves around a man called No Hyung-Soo who, while visiting a sex worker in a motel room, is unexpectedly surrounded by criminals who want to buy his organs: they bargain over their price in an auction conducted by the very woman he went to see, Park Joo-Young. But an earthquake suddenly occurs, and they will all struggle to survive in the collapsed building.