HBO to adapt ‘Parasite’ into limited TV series

HBO to adapt ‘Parasite’ into limited TV series

PanARMENIAN.Net – The Korean thriller ‘Parasite’ impressed both critics and fans (including Barack Obama) in 2019, so it’s no surprise that HBO is eyeing the movie as a limited TV series, CNet reports.

‘Parasite’ writer/director Bong Joon-ho will be teaming up with Adam McKay, who is best known for his work on the award-winning HBO drama ‘Succession’, according to The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday, January 9.

The movie focuses on the poverty-stricken Kim family and their wealthy employers, the Park family. As the plot unfolds, the two families undergo quite a few surprises that end with deadly results.

The dark comedy-thriller has already earned numerous awards including a Golden Globes win, a National Society of Film Critics award and is a strong contender for an Academy Award. The movie has also yearned $23 million at the domestic box office and $130 million globally.

It has yet to be revealed if the HBO series will be a sequel or perhaps a prequel to ‘Parasite’, or a totally unrelated story. While the movie ‘Parasite’ is in Korean with English subtitles, this limited series for HBO will be in English.

Published at Sat, 11 Jan 2020 12:07:13 +0000