‘Parasite’ Shocker: Bong Joon Ho in Talks for HBO Series Based on Awards Sensation

In a twist that would feel right at home in “Parasite,” Bong Joon Ho and Adam McKay are joining forces for an HBO limited series based on the Palme d’Or-winning thriller.

The South Korean auteur and McKay are currently in talks with the premium cable network and Cj Entertainment, the film studio behind “Parasite.” IndieWire reported last year that Cj Entertainment was eyeing an English-language remake of “Parasite,” but at the time it seemed like such a remake would be a feature film.

Now it appears Bong is eager to adapt “Parasite” as a limited series.

McKay has a history with HBO as the producer of “Succession.”Per Deadline’s report: “The ‘Parasite’ series was hotly pursued by top streamers, with Bong opting to set up the project at HBO and team up with Succession executive producer McKay, who is under a first-look deal at HBO/HBO Max.


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