Netflix is adapting Matt Wagner’s award-winning Dark Horse Comics character ‘Grendel‘ for an 8-episode first season.

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The series cast has already been set and is full of hot-rising talent. Abubakr Ali of Power Book II: Ghost and Katy Keane is playing the lead anti-hero Hunter Rose, Dopesick’s Jaime Ray Newman is Jocasta Rose, Julian Black Antelope (from The Flash) is Argent, Madeline Zima (Hacks) is Liz Sparks, Andy Mientus (also from The Flash) is Larry Stohler, Kevin Corrigan (The Get Down) is Barry Palumbo, Watchmen’s Erik Palladino is Teddy Ciccone, Brittany Allen (What Keeps You Alive) is Annabelle Wright, and The Expanse’s Emma Ho is playing Stacy.  What a stacked cast if I ever saw one.

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Resident Evil‘ and Supernatural‘s Andrew Dabb Will Serve As Grendel’s Showrunner

Resident Evil and Supernatural alum Andrew Dabb will serve as showrunner, producer, and writer for Grendel.  For the uninitiated, the story follows Grendel Hunter Rose, a gifted writer, fencer, and assassin seeking revenge for the death of a lost love.  When he goes to the streets to battle New York’s underworld, he realizes he could get more accomplished by joining them rather than beating them.  When asked about the series, Wagner enthusiastically remarked,

“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.”  “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.”

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Grendel doesn’t have a release date on Netflix yet but as soon as it does we’ll make sure to let you guys know. What are your thoughts on Grendel?  Have you read the comic?  Who’s your favorite Dark Horse Comics character?  Let us know in the comments below and on our Twitter.

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Source: Variety