Netflix has announced the K-Drama adaptation of the popular sci-fi horror anime


UNITED STATES: After the hit manga series to anime adaptation, Parasyte has become a household name among sci-fi horror fans. After the animated version, it’s now time for a live adaptation. Yes, you read that right ! Netflix has announced a K-drama based on the fan-favorite anime Parasyte.

The formula of the hit animated series, Parasyte, comes with stunning action sequences and plenty of body horror. The sci-fi horror series has everything to watch with proper episodes, and the single-season element adds itself to every anime fan’s watch list.

Parasite – the maxim followed genres such as body horror and horror thriller

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Parasyte is based on the 1988-1989 manga series of the same name by Hitoshi Iwaaki. The anime series was adapted in 2014-2015. Studio Madhouse has developed the sci-fi horror series titled “Parasyte-the maxim” under the direction of Kenichi Shimizu. The anime consisted of twenty-four episodes, covering the entire manga series in a single season.

Parasyte centers around parasitic creatures that hijack the human body and gradually invade the world’s population. The story 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 takes up residence in his right hand, granting him special abilities.

Netflix has announced the K-drama based on Parasyte

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Netflix has announced the development of a K-drama Parasyte titled “Parasyte: The Grey.” The official website has revealed the live-action adaptation of the sci-fi horror anime including the cast of the entire show. The streaming giant has also confirmed the director of the upcoming K-drama.

Yeon Sang-ho will join the team as director and will also write the script with Ryu Yong-jae. The filmmaker is widely known for his horror action films, Train to Busan (2016) and Peninsula (2020). Yeon’s Hellbound series has also become a widely acclaimed K-drama for its unique theme, earning a positive response from critics and the masses.

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The streaming giant has added Jeon So-nee as the lead of the Parasyte. The K-drama will also feature Koh Kyo-hwan and Lee Jung-hyun in leading roles. The two actors previously collaborated with Yeon Sang-ho on Peninsula.

While this isn’t the first time Parasyte has been adapted into a live-action version, two anime-based live-action series were also released in 2014 and 2015.

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