Netflix’s Korean Live-Action Parasyte Show Runs April-June, Additional Cast Revealed
disclosed on Tuesday that
: The Grey
), a live-action version of the South Korean adaptation of
‘s anime and manga
(also known as
), will premier globally on
in April and will be running till June.
further revealed that Kwon Hae-hyo and Kim In-kwon would be part of the series, though their exact roles were not disclosed
The stars featuring in the adaptation are
. The project is directed by
(known for his work in Train to Busan, Peninsula) who is also responsible for preparing the scripts with
(Peninsula, Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area)
The forthcoming project is based on the manga series but will narrate an independent story. Jeon portrays Jeong Su-in, a victim of a parasite attack. However, when the parasite fails to control her brain, she is forced to share an odd co-existence with it. Koo plays Seol Kang-woo, a character engaged in hunting parasites in his quest to find his missing sister. Lee embodies the leader of The Grey, a unit combating parasites, who bears the pain of her husband’s death caused by the parasites.
The original manga by
was published in
magazine from 1990-1995. The manga sets the environment of a world overtaken by alien creatures, Parasites that infiltrate humans by entering through their noses and ears to latch onto their brains. One such creature, Migi, could only invade the right arm of high school student Shinichi Izumi, and could not entirely dominate Shinichi. This distressing bond hints at a potential co-existence as they engage in battles against other Parasites who view humans as mere sustenance.
The manga was previously adapted into a TV anime series in 2014, followed by two live-action movies in 2014 and 2015