Netflix is expanding its comics-based slate with a greenlight for Dark Horse Entertainment’s Grendel, a new live-action series adaptation for young adults based on Matt Wagner’s long-running comic of the same name.
The show will revolve around Hunter Rose, a talented fencer, writer and assassin who joins New York’s criminal underworld while avenging the death of a lost love. Abubakr Ali (Katy Keene) has been cast in the lead role, but there’s no word on a release date yet.
Writer/producer Andrew Dabb (Supernatural) has been tapped as the showrunner and scriptwriter for this eight-episode series. He’s also executive producing the project with Wagner, Netflix and Dark Horse’s Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg.
Grendel is a product of the first-look deal Netflix originally signed with Dark Horse in 2019. The partners have already worked together on The Umbrella Academy and upcoming animated series Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles, which is currently in production.