Bong Joon Ho is taking his critically acclaimed 2019 feature Parasite and turning it into an English-language limited series for HBO.
That’s right, the director of the Palm d’or winner and Oscar hopeful, is teaming with Adam McKay to bring Parasite to the small screen. No word yet on if the series will be a remake of the film, a follow-up, or some sort of spinoff.
While the deal isn’t officially done, Ho and McKay are in serious talks with HBO, which came out on top of a bidding war with Netflix for the rights.
Creative details are, as I said, unknown, but Bong and McKay would exec produce as well. No other creative team members were revealed, nor was it stated as to whether the original cast is involved.
Parasite follows the members of a poor household (the Kim family) scheming to become the employees of a much wealthier family (The Park’s) by posing as unrelated, highly qualified individuals.
The film grossed $130 million worldwide, becoming Bong’s highest-grossing release and the 19th highest-grossing film in South Korea. At the 77th Golden Globe Awards, the film won the award for Best Foreign Language Film, making it the first South Korean film to win a Golden Globe.