After making history at the Oscars, HBO announced that a television series adaptation of Parasite was currently in development from writer Adam McKay, and now director Bong Joon Ho has shared his optimism for the series.
“[The television series] will be something of great genius, I hope. I worked with Adam McKay and he’s figuring out the scenario. We’re going to do it in the United States,” Joon Ho said during an interview at the Cannes Film Festival (via Indiewire).
“I’m involved in the HBO adaptation [of ‘Parasite’]. It will be a black comedy. I’m working in close cooperation with screenwriter McKay. This time I’m giving my input as a producer,” the director continued.
While plot details are currently being kept under wraps, McKay has previously confirmed that the series will be an original story in the film’s universe and not a remake. Mark Ruffalo was in talks to play the father in the HBO series, however, no official confirmation of his casting has been made as of writing this.