Yeon Sang Ho’s ‘Parasyte: The Grey’ Gets April Release Date and New Poster

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parasyte the grey netflix
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In a bold foray into the realm of the unknown, Yeon Sang Ho returns with a new narrative universe in the eagerly anticipated Netflix series Parasyte: The Grey, set to debut on April 5th. The series, which unveiled its launch poster on the 28th, hints at a chilling invasion by unidentified parasitic organisms falling from the sky, centering on a character, Su In Jeon So Nee), whose face is partially transformed by these parasites’ tendrils.

The series comes from the critically acclaimed manga Parasyte by Hitoshi Iwaaki, which has garnered over 25 million sales across more than 30 regions and countries. Yeon Sang Ho, the visionary director behind global sensations such as Train to Busan, embarks on this project fueled by a creative spark: “What if these parasitic beings landed in Korea?” Director Yeon says, “In my twenties, ‘Parasyte’ was a staple for those of us who were passionate about manga and animation. Having the opportunity to build upon it and create something new is not only a great honor but also a dream come true from my younger years.”

“I am most excited that this is ‘a new story,'” Iwaaki shared, showing his excitement. “Thinking back to when the original manga was adapted in Japan, ‘Parasyte’ the manga is like a ‘child’ to me, born from my own work in a small room, while the animation and live-action film were like ‘grandchildren,’ born from my child going out in the world and meeting many people and their wisdom, experience, and technology. I am overjoyed that another ‘grandchild’ is being born in Korea. I believe that this ‘new story’ taking place in a different location will lead us into a world beyond my imagination.”

Parasyte: The Grey boasts a compelling cast with Jeon So Nee taking on the role of Su In, who forms a bizarre symbiosis with a parasite named Heidi. Koo Kyo Hwan transforms into Kang Woo, embarking on a relentless pursuit of the parasites to unravel the mystery of his missing sister. Lee Jung Hyun steps into the shoes of Jun Kyung, the steadfast leader of the parasite-specializing “Team Grey,” dedicated to eradicating the parasitic threat after a personal loss.

Co-written by Yeon Sang Ho and Time Between Dog and Wolf and Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area director Ryu Yong Jae, Parasyte: The Grey is gearing up to redefine the boundaries of the creature feature genre.

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