Netflix Debut: Korean Adaptation of Parasyte Unleashed

The staff for Parasyte: The Grey (Kiseiju: The Grey), the South Korean live-action adaptation of Hitoshi Iwaaki’s Parasyte (Kiseiju) manga, announced its worldwide premiere on Netflix on April 5 along with a new visual on Wednesday.

Jeon So-nee, Koo Kyo-hwan, and Lee Jung-Hyun are part of the cast in the adaptation. Yeon Sang-ho (Train to Busan, Peninsula) is helming the project and is also collaborating on scripts with Ryu Yong-Jae (Peninsula, Money Heist: Korea—Joint Economic Area).

The series will continue to air new episodes until June.

Netflix also announced that the series has added Kwon Hae-hyo and Kim In-Kwon to the cast without disclosing their characters.

The upcoming production will have a distinctive storyline of Parasyte despite being manga-inspired:

Jeon portrays Jeong Su-in as having been the victim of a parasite attack, but “when it is unable to control her brain, she establishes a strange coexistence with it.” Koo’s character,, Seol Kang-woo,, is on a mission to track down parasites in order to locate his younger sister,, who has gone missing. The Grey’s task force leader, Lee, portrays a woman whose husband perished at the hands of parasites.

Hitoshi Iwaaki’s manga was serialized in Kodansha’s Afternoon magazine from 1990–1995.

The manga is set in a world where alien creatures known as parasites invade Earth and begin to possess humans by entering through their noses and ears and attaching to their brains.

An alien named Migi can only inhabit the right arm of high school student Shinichi Izumi without being able to fully control him. Migi and Shinichi develop a harmonious relationship, facing off against other parasites who view humans solely as a food source.

The manga led to a television anime adaptation in 2014, as well as two live-action films in 2014 and 2015.

Source: Comic Natalie

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