Hit anime and manga series, Parasyte will be adapted into a live-action south-Korean drama series. Netflix’s new live-action drama series will be titled “Parasyte the Grey”, and it will be directed and co-written by Train To Busan and Peninsula filmmaker Yeon Sang-ho, and Hellbound creator.
Jeong Su-in, who begins to coexist with a parasite that fails to entirely take over her brain, will be portrayed by Jeon So-nee (When My Love Blooms). Koo Kyo-hwan (Peninsula, D.P.) will also be there in the role of Seol Kang-woo, a guy searching for parasites to help him locate his lost sister.
Choi Jun-kyung, the commander of a task force against parasites, will be played by Lee Jung-hyun (The Admiral: Roaring Currents), who will also join the main cast.
Parasyte is a Japanese horror manga series written and drawn by Hitoshi Iwaaki. He started publishing the manga in Kodansha’s magazine from 1988 to 1995. Studio Madhouse picked up the manga for an anime adaptation, which aired between Oct 2014 to March 2015. The manga series have also gotten 2 live-action films.
Kodansha describes the Parayste anime as follows:
They arrive in silence and darkness. They descend from the skies. They have a hunger for human flesh. They are everywhere. They are parasites, alien creatures who must invade—and take control of—a human host to survive. And once they have infected their victims, they can assume any deadly form they choose: monsters with giant teeth, winged demons, creatures with blades for hands. But most have chosen to conceal their lethal purpose behind ordinary human faces. So no one knows their secret—except an ordinary high school student. Shin is battling for control of his own body against an alien parasite, but can he find a way to warn humanity of the horrors to come?