Netflix has greenlit “Grendel”, an all-new series based on the masked vigilante from the popular, award-winning Matt Wagner/Dark Horse comic books. In groundbreaking comic book series, 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 realise…why beat them, when you can join them?
Andrew Dabb (“Resident Evil”, “Supernatural”) will write, showrun and executive produce the 8-episode series
Abubakr Ali (“Power Book II: Ghost”, and lead in the upcoming feature from Orion Pictures/Killer Films “What If”) will star as the titular Grendel/Hunter Rose. Other cast includes:
Jaime Ray Newman (Dopesick, The Time Traveler’s Wife) as “Jocasta Rose”
Julian Black Antelope (The Flash, Debris) as “Argent”
Madeline Zima (Californication, Hacks) as “Liz Sparks”
Kevin Corrigan (Scenes from an Empty Church, The Get Down) as “Barry Palumbo”
Emma Ho (Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, The Expanse) as “Stacy Palumbo”
Erik Palladino (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Watchmen) as “Teddy Ciccone”
Brittany Allen (What Keeps You Alive) as “Annabelle Wright”
Andy Mientus (The Flash, Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings) as “Larry Stohler”
Netflix has a first look deal with Dark Horse Entertainment and the pair have previously worked together on “The Umbrella Academy”, Jonas Åkerlund’s feature film “Polar”, and they are currently in production on the animated series, “Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles”.