The Grendel adaptation has hit a snag and is currently in a holding pattern despite the majority of a season being filmed. Those who love the comic series will be very happy to hear that Dark Horse Entertainment is producing the series. It’s always a good sign when the same group involved with the release of (some) the books is also involved in the adaptation.
This will also be the first time an Arab Muslim male stars as the lead of a comic book adaptation.
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This page was updated: 7/28/23
About The Book:
Grendel follows Hunter Rose, a gifted fencer, writer and assassin as, seeking to avenge the death of a lost love, he goes to war with New York’s criminal underworld, only to realize…why beat them, when you can join them?
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Current Production Status:
partially filmed. looking for a new producer/studio after being cancelled partway through production.
Grendel adaptation Timeline:
The character first appeared in publication in October 1983. It was eventually given it’s own series and later when it’s publisher was in bankruptcy Dark Horse acquired the rights to save the character.
In September 2021 an adaptation was announced by Netflix along with casting information. Soon after filming began in Vancouver and New York City.
In September 2022 it was announced that Netflix had cancelled the series despite the fact that the majority of a season had already been filmed.
The producers are shopping the series around in the hopes that another studio will pick it up for finishing and release.
Who Owns The Rights:
Dark Horse Entertainment owns the rights to the character. Netflix was producing the series but cancelled it before production ended. They’re releasing their rights so that another studio can pick it up.
Who Is Attached:
Abubakr Ali, Julian Black Antelope, Philip Granger, and Nhi Do have all been cast.
The first round of filming took place in Vancouver, British Columbia and New York City, New York.
There is no estimated release since the project is stuck in a holding pattern. If a new studio picks it up, it shouldn’t be too long for them to finish it for release.
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