Death Note Live-Action Series in Development at Netflix By the Duffer Brothers
Matt and Ross Duffer have announced that their new production company, Upside Down Pictures is currently working on developing a live-action series based on the manga and anime series Death Note at Netflix. The Stranger Things creators are currently working on wrapping up a successful franchise they built with the popular Netflix series and with the announcement of their production company which will be run by Hilary Leavitt, came a slate of upcoming projects that they will be taking on.
According to The Duffer Brothers, Upside Down Pictures will “aim to create the kind of stories that inspired the Duffers growing up – stories that take place at that beautiful crossroads where the ordinary meets the extraordinary, where big spectacle co-exists with intimate character work, where heart wins out over cynicism.”
One project fans did not expect to hear was that Netflix was looking at jumping into the waters of the manga and anime series after the ill-received film adaptation. Death Note was first created as a manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. The manga series had a 3 year run from 2003 to 2006.
The manga series follows Light Yagami, a high school student who discovers a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone by writing the victim’s name while picturing their face. The manga series received an anime adaptation that ran for 37 episodes which was helmed by Tetsurō Araki. Both the manga and anime series have developed an immense fandom and the acclaimed anime adaptation holds a perfect score on critic sites.
Death Note‘s live-action series does not currently have a release date or production date but stay tuned as more information becomes available.
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