Grendel explores the line between hero and villain in all-new Netflix series
Netflix has greenlit Grendel, an all-new series based on the masked vigilante from the popular, award-winning Matt Wagner/Dark Horse comic books. Initially there will be eight episodes, with Abubakr Ali (Powerbook II: Ghost) in the title role of Grendel/Hunter Rose.
The core cast includes: Brittany Allen (The Boys), Julian Black Antelope (Tribal, Blackstone), Kevin Corrigan (Pineapple Express, Big Fan), Emma Ho (The Expanse), Andy Mientus (The Flash), Jaime Ray Newman (The Punisher), Erik Palladino (ER, Suits, NCIS: Los Angeles) and Madeline Zima (The Nanny, Californication).
Andrew Dabb (Resident Evil, Supernatural) is writer and showrunner, and the logline is:
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?
The series is a Netflix production and comes out of Netflix’s first look deal with Dark Horse Entertainment. Netflix and Dark Horse have previously collaborated on the popular series The Umbrella Academy, Jonas Åkerlund’s feature film Polar, and they are currently in production on the animated series, Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles. You can read more in the press release, including comments from Matt Wagner.