The Grendel Netflix adaptation is moving along and should be here sooner rather than later. 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.
The Netflix and Dark Horse partnership is the same combination that created The Umbrella Academy series which has been a big hit, and a great sign for future works. Netflix is also very good at letting their shows go dark when needed and being true to tone and character. Helpful for a character like Hunter Rose and a series centered on a villain.
This will also be the first time an Arab Muslim male stars as the lead of a comic book adaptation.
This page was updated: 2/14/22
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: post-production as of December 2021.
October 1983- character first appears in publication.
1992- Dark Horse acquires publishing rights.
September 2021- project is publicly announced by Netflix, with casting information. filming in Vancouver and New York begins.
December 2021- filming wraps and the series enters post-production.
Who Owns The Rights: Dark Horse Entertainment, Netflix
Who Is Attached: Abubakr Ali, Julian Black Antelope, Philip Granger, Nhi Do
Estimated Release: late 2022 or early 2023
Other mentions on AiLL: n/a