Korean production house Climax Studio, known for working on hit K-dramas such as Hell and PD, are set to lead a whole new show.
Yesterday (February 24), the studio greenlighted a TV adaptation of the critically acclaimed 2015 short To negotiate, originally directed by Lee Chung-hyun, according to a report by Korea time.
To negotiate is said to be a K-drama disaster thriller that chronicles the aftermath of a massive earthquake. It will follow a survivor trapped in an apartment building, who must trade black market goods in order to continue surviving. While the adaptation will take references from its source material, the series will seemingly deviate from the original, per The Korea Times.
Veteran actor Jin Sun-kyu (Vincenzo, Kingdom) was cast as the main character Hyung-su, who somehow survived the disaster despite being on the verge of death before. “I really have a feeling it’s going to be a great project. When I heard it would be shot in one take, I wanted the part so badly,” he said in a statement.
“I also look forward to working with director Jeon Woo-sung, who was involved in the making of the original film, and actress Jun, who has explosive energy,” he added.
Meanwhile, Jun Jong-seo (Money theft) will star as Joo-young, a mercenary broker who ends up getting involved in the black market while trying to profit from disaster. “It is an honor to be part of the feature film project of To negotiate, which received considerable attention,” she said of her casting. “It means a lot to me to take on a role as one of the pillars of the project.”
More specific details, including Good deal release date, and the rest of the supporting cast, are expected to be revealed in the coming months. The show is expected to air on TVING in the second half of 2022.