Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment, the company behind The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, looks to have set its next TV project, with the company teaming with Next Entertainment World’s Contents Panda for a TV adaptation of the South Korean revenge thriller The Villainess.
The show will follow Anes, a woman “who was kidnapped from her home in Korea and raised as a deadly assassin in Los Angeles. Just when Anes believes she has found true peace, unsettling events drive her to return to Korea to uncover dangerous truths about her home and her past.”
Jung Byung-gil, the director of the acclaimed 2017 film, will helm the pilot episode, and the search is currently underway for a writer.
“Jung Byung-gil has quickly established himself as one of the world’s great action directors, and we’re incredibly excited to be working with him to expand the world of The Villainess into a thrilling international series,” said Bryan and Sean Furst, Co-Presidents of TV and Film at Skybound Entertainment.
SEE ALSO: Read our review of The Villainess here
“We expect that The Villainess, which made a successful debut in Cannes Film Festival, will bring special entertainment and fun to the audience with its rich stories of the genre, and through the partnership with Skybound Entertainment, already well-known for The Walking Dead,” said Contents Panda’s Kim Jae-min.