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Netflix to Adapt Dark Horse Comic “Grendel” as Live-Action Series

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it would appear that Netflix’s interest in adapting popular manga, comic, and video game IP isn’t waning. The streaming giant announced just a little bit ago that they’ll next be tackling Dark Horse’s “Grendel.” It’ll be live-action, and already has an 8-episode order.

Abubakr Ali, photo by David Noles

Abubakr Ali (“Katy Keen,” “Marvel’s What If…?”) will star as Hunter Rose, aka Grendel. Jaime Ray Newman (“Dopesick,” “The Time Traveler’s Wife“) will play Jocasta Rose, Julian Black Antelope (“The Flash,” “Debris“) will play Argent, Madeline Zima (“Californication,” “Hacks“) will be Liz Sparks, Kevin Corrigan (“Scenes from an Empty Church,” “The Get Down“) is Barry Palumbo, Emma Ho (“Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,” “The Expanse“) is Stacy Palumbo, Erik Palladino (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Watchmen“) is Teddy Ciccone, Brittany Allen (“What Keeps You Alive“) is Annabelle Wright, and Andy Mientus (“The Flash“) is Larry Stohler.

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Netflix says Andrew Dabb (Resident Evil, Supernatural) will be showrunning. An early synopsis for the project reads:

“‘Grendel’ follows Hunter Rose (Ali), a gifted fencer, writer, & assassin who seeks to avenge the death of a lost love by going to war with New York’s criminal underworld… but why beat them, when you can join them?”

“Grendel” creator Matt Wagner said of the news: “I’m especially excited to see Abubakr Ali bring the character of Grendel/Hunter Rose to life — he has the charisma, style and vital edginess that I’ve been envisioning in the role for years.”

Wagner will also be executive producing the series, alongside Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, and Chris Tongue for Dark Horse Entertainment.

You can pick up “Grendel” omnibus vol. 1 on Amazon here.

We’ll let you know what else we hear about this and other news.

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