July 7, 2022

South Korean upcoming Tving original series “Bargain” has confirmed Jin Seon-kyu and Jun Jong-seo as the lead actors.

According to the local streaming service, on Thursday it announced that its upcoming series will be available in the second half of the year; however, an official release date is yet to be revealed.

The plot of the series revolves around a middle-aged man and a young woman that encounters an unexpected natural disaster while bargaining the price for sex. The story is an adaptation of a 14-minute short film of the same title by director Lee Chung-hyun.

Jin Seon Kyu, who rose to stardom with smash-hit films “The Outlaws” (2017) and “Extreme Job” (2019), is taking on his second drama series project as a lead actor. While for Jun Jong-seo, will make her drama series debut in Tving’s “Bargain”, along with Netflix’s upcoming “Money Heist: Korea — Joint Economic Area,” which is also due to release sometime this year.

The short film version of “Bargain” released in 2015 had won multiple awards, including the Best Film Award at the 15th Mise-en-scene Short Film Festival in 2015 and in 2016, the special jury award of the 14th Asiana International Short Film Festival’s Korean competition.

The upcoming Tving series will be helmed by rookie director Jeon Woo-sung, who took part in filming the original project and has produced several short films.

According to a Tving official, the number of episodes is yet to be decided, but the series seeks to combine the original’s zest with an expanded storyline.

The series is currently scheduled to be released exclusively on Tving later this year.