The Rise of Korean Content on the Global Stage

The Rise of Korean Content on the Global Stage

Korean content has been making waves on the international scene, with Pyramid Game being the sole representative from the country at the upcoming Series Mania event. This highly anticipated series will make its European premiere in the prestigious ‘Special Screenings’ section of Series Mania. Pyramid Game is set to debut on TVING in Korea on February 29th, followed by a global release on Paramount+ later this year. The series revolves around a brutal survival game at Baekyeon Girls High School, where students are assigned roles as attackers, victims, and bystanders, leading to a descent into the dark depths of survival.

Based on the popular Naver webtoon created by Dalgonyak, Pyramid Game offers a fresh take on the school-based thriller genre. Directed by Bak So-yeon, the series features a talented ensemble cast including Kim Ji-yeon, Jang Da-a, Ryu Da-in, Shin Seul-ki, Kang Na-eon, Jeong Ha-dam, and YULLI.A. What sets Pyramid Game apart is its exploration of school violence through the lens of a twisted survival game, adding a unique layer of complexity to the narrative. The intricate plot twists and psychological battles between characters make for a truly engaging viewing experience.

Co-produced by Film Monster and CJ ENM STUDIOS, Pyramid Game is part of a strategic partnership between Paramount+ and CJ ENM to create Korean originals for a global audience. This collaboration has resulted in the commissioning of seven original titles, with Pyramid Game being one of the standout productions. The series delves into themes of social criticism, school drama, and thriller elements, offering a multifaceted viewing experience for audiences worldwide.

In line with its commitment to diversifying its content offerings, Paramount+ has announced the expansion of its Korean originals slate with Pyramid Game and other compelling titles such as Dongjae, the Good or the Bastard, and Dreaming of Cinde Fxxxing Rella. These series showcase the creativity and talent of Korean creators, adding a fresh perspective to the global entertainment landscape. With the increasing popularity of Korean content on a global scale, Pyramid Game is poised to make a significant impact at Series Mania and beyond.

Taking place in Lille, France from March 15th to 22nd, Series Mania serves as a showcase for the best and brightest talents in the world of television. The inclusion of Pyramid Game in this prestigious event underscores the growing influence of Korean content on the global stage. As audiences around the world eagerly await the premiere of Pyramid Game on Paramount+, it is clear that Korean storytelling has found a receptive audience on the international scene. The success of Pyramid Game is a testament to the creativity and innovation of Korean content creators, paving the way for future collaborations and opportunities on the global stage.


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