Parasyte: The Grey – Netflix Announces Series Adaptation of Horror Manga
Netflix has announced a new series titled Parasyte: The Grey. The series will be a Korean adaptation of the popular horror manga series by Hitoshi Iwaaki and published by KODANSHA. The manga series follows parasitic life forms that take human hosts to grow their power. As these parasites begin to disrupt society, a group of humans wage a war against the life forms.
The manga series that inspired the series adaptation, Parasyte has sold over 25 million copies in over 20 countries making it a worldwide hit. The series will be directed by Yeon Sang-ho who is the visionary behind the films Train to Busan and Peninsula as well as the Netflix series Hellbound.
The series cast will include:
Jeon So-nee: portraying “Jeong Su-in who falls victim to a parasite, and when it fails to take over her brain, she enters a bizarre coexistence with it.”
Koo Kyo-hwan: portraying “Seol Kang-woo who tracks down parasites in order to find his missing sister.”
Lee Jung-hyun: portraying “Choi Jun-kyung, the team leader of “Team Grey,” a task force battling parasites. Having lost her husband to these invasive life-forms, she devotes herself to their demise.”
The series will be written by Sang-ho and Ryu Yong-jae with production being taken on by Climax Studio and WOW POINT. Iwaaki’s original comics, published by Kodansha from 1988 to 1995, have previously spawned animated and live-action adaptations that have become fan favorites and this looks to be the next step for the worldwide sensation as Sang-ho reteams with Netflix to grow his creative library at the streamer.
Parasyte: The Grey does not currently have a release date but will be available exclusively on Netflix.