Darkish Horse’s long-running coming Grendel will likely be tailored into an eight-episode TV present by Netflix. The sequence will star Abubakr Ali within the lead function of Grendel, AKA Hunter Rose, with the supporting forged together with Brittany Allen, Julian Black Antelope, Kevin Corrigan, and Emma Ho.
The sequence logline reads: “Based on Matt Wagner’s groundbreaking comic book series, Grendel follows Hunter Rose, a gifted fencer, writer and assassin as, seeking to avenge the death of a lost love, he goes to war with New York’s criminal underworld, only to realize…why beat them, when you can join them?”
Andrew Dabb will function author and showrunner for Grendel. Dabb beforehand has written for The CW’s Supernatural, additionally taking over the mantle of co-showrunner from season 12 onwards. He is additionally a author on Netflix’s upcoming Resident Evil TV present.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled about the Grendel saga, one of the longest-running independent comics series, finally being translated into live-action for the screen,” mentioned Grendel creator Matt Wagner in a press launch. “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.”
The present is not the primary collaboration between Netflix and Darkish Horse, who at the moment have a first-look deal. Netflix’s hit present The Umbrella Academy can also be tailored from a Darkish Horse comedian, as was the 2019 movie Polar. The 2 corporations are additionally working collectively on the upcoming animated present Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles.