10 Upcoming New HBO Series To Be Excited About

2. Parasite

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That’s right. Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite is being made into a limited series, set to air sometime in the next few years. The South Korean black comedy thriller became a phenomenon earlier in the year, entering the mainstream by becoming a huge critical and box-office hit - even going on to win Best Picture at the Oscars.

We know what you’re thinking - often, when movies are made into TV shows, the results can be utterly disastrous (just look at Ferris Bueller or Uncle Book), but that might not be the case with Parasite.

First off, the series has some seriously talent attached, including actors, Mark Ruffalo and Tilda Swinton onboard as cast members. Executive producers on the series will include Joon-ho himself, as well as the Oscar-winning director, Adam McKay, who is one of the creative voices behind HBO’s new flagship programme, Succession.

Secondly, Joon-ho has reassured fans that the series will be decidedly different from the film. He has stated cryptically that the miniseries will explore stories “that happen in between the sequences in the film”.

Possibly, the series will take the blueprint of HBO’s own Watchmen, in that it will tell a new kind of story but set in the same universe of the original. And, oftentimes, these sorts of adaptations (often examples include FX’s Fargo and HBO’s Westworld), are really worth watching.


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