UNITED STATES: Following the hit manga series to anime adaptation, Parasyte became a well-known name among sci-fi horror fans. After the anime version, it is now time for a live-action adaptation. Yes, you read that correctly! Netflix has announced a K-drama based on the fan-favourite anime Parasyte.
The formula of the hit anime series, Parasyte, is accompanied by stunning action sequences and a lot of body horror. The sci-fi horror series has everything to binge-watch with appropriate episodes, and the single-season element adds to every anime fan’s watchlist.
Parasyte-the maxim followed genres such as body horror and horror thriller
Parasyte is based on Hitoshi Iwaaki’s 1988-1989 manga series of the same name. The anime series was adapted in 2014-2015. Studio Madhouse developed the sci-fi horror series titled “Parasyte-the maxim” under the directorial vision of Kenichi Shimizu. The anime consisted of twenty-four episodes, covering the entire manga series in a single season.
Parasyte is centred on parasitic creatures that hijack the human body and gradually take over the world population. The storyline begins with Shinichi Izumi, a 17-year-old high school student, being attacked by a parasite. However, the parasite fails to take over Shinichi’s entire body and instead settles in his right hand, awarding him with special abilities.
Netflix announced the K-drama based on Parasyte
Netflix has announced the development of a Parasyte K-drama titled “Parasyte: The Grey.” The official website revealed the live-action adaptation of the sci-fi horror anime, including the show’s ensemble cast. The streaming giant has also confirmed the director for the upcoming K-drama.
Yeon Sang-ho will join the team as director and will also pen the script along with Ryu Yong-jae. The filmmaker is widely known for his horror-action movies, Train to Busan (2016) and Peninsula (2020). Yeon’s Hellbound series has also become a widely praised K-drama for its unique theme, gaining positive response from critics and the masses.
The streaming giant has added Jeon So-nee as the lead in the Parasyte. The K-drama will also star Koh Kyo-hwan and Lee Jung-hyun in prominent roles. Both actors have previously collaborated with Yeon Sang-ho on Peninsula.
Though this is not the first time Parasyte has been adapted into a live-action version, two live-action series based on the anime were also released in 2014 and 2015.
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