Isn’t it so frustrating when an earthquake happens right in the middle of auctioning off human organs in a dodgy hotel? That’s exactly what happens in the South Korean dystopian thriller series, Bargain, which will be landing on Paramount+ this October.
Check out the trailer here…
In Bargain, men are lured to a remote hotel under the guise of sexual encounters only to be caught in a trafficking ring where their organs are auctioned off to the highest bidder. After a catastrophic earthquake, the victims, traffickers and buyers all are trapped inside the crumbling building. Cut off from the outside world, they must fight to survive the aftermath at any cost.
The series stars Jin Sun-kyu (Extreme Job), Jun Jong-seo (Money Heist: Korea) and Chang Ryul (My Name) and is an adaptation of director Lee Chung-hyun’s award-winning short film of the same name that was released in 2015.
Director and writer Jeon Woo-sung, who was part of the production team of the original short film, picked up the story and developed it into a six-part series. The series is co-written by Choi Byeong-yun and Kwak Jae-min and executive produced by showrunner and creator Byun Seungmin and Bang Jin Ho.
Bargain was also awarded the Critics’ Choice Award at Seriencamp Festival and won Best Screenplay at Canneseries Festival earlier this year. It is an official 2023 Toronto International Film Festival selection, where it will have its North American premiere on 9 September.
All six episodes of Bargain will premiere on Thursday, 5 October on Paramount+ in the U.S, the UK, Canada, Australia, Latin America, Brazil, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.