The popular anime and manga Death Note by Writer Tsugumi Ohba and illustrator Takeshi Obata will be getting yet another live-action adaptation for Netflix, this time it will be a series.
The writers and directors of Stranger Things, The Duffer Brothers are working on the project.
The Death Note series will be produced by Matt and Ross Duffer’s new production house: Upside Down Pictures, named after the parallel dimension from their hit series. The brothers say they have renewed their contract with Netflix to develop multiple projects for the streaming platform.
According to The Verge, their goal with the studio is two make projects that “light them up as young film lovers. Stories that take place at that beautiful crossroads where the ordinary meets the extraordinary, where big spectacle co-exists with intimate character work, where heart wins out over cynicism.”
So far they’ve released little information about the new Netflix Death Note series. We don’t know if it will be another adaptation of the manga, a sequel to the manga (the best idea they could do in my opinion), or a continuation of the 2017 Netflix Death Note movie, although considering how unpopular that film was, I’d say it’s unlikely.
This will actually be the fourth time Death Note will be adapted into live-action following the Japanese Death Note film series, the Japanese Drama series, and the 2017 movie directed by Adam Wingard.
Aside from Death Note, IGN has noted several other projects have been greenlit at Upside Down Pictures:
- A live-action Stranger Things spin-off series based on an original idea by The Duffer Brothers
- A new stage play set in the world of Stranger Things.
- An original series from the creators of Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
- An adaptation of Stephen King and Peter Straub’s The Talisman
The fourth season of Stranger Things recently premiered on Netflix.