Parasyte Gets a Korean Live-Action Adaptation; Check out the Release Date

Parasyte: The Grey poster
In Short
  • Netflix is releasing a live-action adaptation of the popular manga series Parasyte by Hitoshi Iwaaki.
  • Ryu Yong-jae and Yeon Sang-ho, who gained fame through Train to Busan, are in charge of the project.
  • The Parasyte live-action series is slated to be released on April 5, 2024, exclusively on Netflix.

Netflix is on a roll lately with its live-action adaptations, including One Piece (review), Avatar: The Last Airbender, Yu Yu Hakusho, and more. They are now trying to keep the winning streak up and running with yet another live-action adaptation of the Parasyte manga by Hitoshi Iwaaki. Netflix has garnered a star-studded and talented cast to bring another manga into reality. Read on to learn about the plot and release date of the Parasyte: The Grey live-action series by Netflix.

Parasyte: The Grey Release Date Announced

Both the Parasyte manga and Parasyte: The Maxim anime (Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu) are one of the highest-rated in their respective mediums. The anime did justice to the enthralling manga, and now, it is time for the live-action to repeat this incredible feat.

The renowned director Yeon Sang-ho, the director of Train to Busan, Hellbound, Peninsula, etc., has been appointed to run the show along with Ryu Yong-jae (Money Heist: Korea & Peninsula). That said, Parasyte: The Grey is set to be released on April 5, 2024, exclusively on Netflix.

Story of Netflix’s Parasyte: The Grey

As the live-action is based on a popular manga, the official plotline of the series is as follows:

When unidentified parasites violently take over human hosts and gain power, humanity must rise to combat the growing threat.

Cast and Crew of Parasyte: The Grey

Along with the South Korean director, numerous cast members from the South Korean industry have been revealed by Netflix. They are:

  • Showrunners: Yeon Sang-ho and Ryu Yong-jae
  • Jeon So-nee (known for her roles in Soulmate, Jo Pil-ho: The Dawning Rage, Our Blooming Youth, etc)
  • Koo Kyo-hwan (known for his roles in D.P, Escape from Mogadishu, etc)
  • Lee Jung-hyun (known for her roles in Decision to Leave, Alice in Earnestland, The Battleship Island, etc)
  • Kwon Hae-hyo (known for his roles in The Day After, Hommage, etc)
  • Kim In-kwon (known for his roles in My Way, C’est Si Bon, etc)

As of now, we don’t know anything about the roles these stars will be playing. So, stay tuned for more updates about Parasyte: The Grey, including its trailer and episode information, which should arrive shortly. In the meantime, what do you think about this live-action adaptation? Let us know in the comments below.

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