Following The Umbrella Academy and Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles Netflix will premiere its third collaboration with Dark Horse, Grendel.
Netflix has had no luck with comic book adaptations, having recently tried to put the creation of Mark Millar, The Legacy of Jupiter, in its catalog. The failure of the latter in its first season as a series made the company cancel future plans for it, but it still plans other things with this creative universe.
However, failure and giving up do not seem to be the same for the company. It was recently confirmed that Grendel, the story of Dark horse, by the way one of the most extensive of the publishing house, will have its own show in the streaming platform in question. The homonymous comics were created by Matt wagner.
The plot is about a young man who loses his head after the death of the love of his life. Hunter rose (Grendel), as the main character is called, will spend the rest of his days being a vigilante, although sometimes he gets a little out of hand. Thus, Wagner confirmed his excitement for the series and this said:
“I couldn’t be more excited about the GRENDEL saga, one of the longest running independent comic series, which is finally translated into live action for the screen. Under the sharp guidance of the showrunner Andrew Dabb, our incredible creative team, a cast that is sure to be stellar and Dark Horse Entertainment have partnered with Netflix. The goal was to produce this provocative adaptation that will bring my characters and concepts to a whole new audience. However, it will continue to provide excitement and surprises for die-hard fans. I am especially excited to see Abubakr Ali bring the character of Grendel / Hunter Rose to life. He has the charisma, the style and the vital acuity that I have been imagining on paper for years. “, he claimed.
In turn, the cast was confirmed and will have Abubakr Ali will play Rose, with an additional cast including Jaime Ray Newman What Jocasta rose and Julian Black Antelope as Argent. What’s more, Madeline zima What Liz sparks and Kevin Corrigan What Barry palumbo. To these are added Emma ho What Stacy Palumbo and Erik palladino What Teddy Ciccone. Following with Brittany. Allen What Annabelle wright and Andy Mientus What Larry stohler.
There is no release date yet, but things seem to be very ready. Will Netflix make it this time?