Matt Wagner’s popular Dark Horse comic series Grendel is coming to Netflix as an 8-episode live-action series!
Helmed by Supernatural co-executive producer and writer Andrew Dabb, the new show will star Abubakr Ali as the eponymous anti-hero of Dark Horse. It will follow the story of Hunter Rose, a successful author and a talented fencer who takes the mantle of the assassin Grendel to avenge the death of a loved one. As he dives into New York’s criminal underworld, Grendel finds himself becoming a part of its dark and gritty corners.
Get ready for GRENDEL, an 8-episode new series based on Dark Horse’s popular comic book series from Matt Wagner. pic.twitter.com/SXuHJXhp03— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) September 14, 2021
“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,” stated Grendel creator Matt Wagner, according to a report from Deadline. “Under the sharp guidance of showrunner Andrew Dabb, our incredible creative team, sure-to-be stellar cast and Dark Horse Entertainment have teamed with Netflix to produce this provocative adaptation that will bring my characters and concepts to an all new audience and yet still provide excitement and surprises for die-hard fans. 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.”
Also part of the cast are Jaime Ray Newman, Julian Black Antelope, Madeline Zima, Kevin Corrigan, Emma Ho, Erik Palladino, Brittany Allen and Andy Mientus. More details about its release are yet to be revealed. For more Netflix updates, follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.