‘Parasyte: The Grey’ Trailer: Netflix’s Head-Splitting Korean Sci-Fi Series Looks Wild


Parasitic aliens infiltrate Korea in the trailer for Netflix‘s upcoming South Korean sci-fi thriller series Parasyte: The Grey. Take a look above.

The plot follows Su-in (played by Jeon So-nee), a woman grappling with her new reality of coexisting with a parasite, and the relentless Team Grey, a group committed to fighting against these unidentified parasitic life-forms.

The series is inspired by the hit manga Parasyte by Hitoshi Iwaaki, which sold over 25 million copies in more than 30 regions and countries. The live-action adaptation is set in a new locale with fresh characters, charting its own unique course while maintaining the imaginative world and profound message of the manga.

Parasyte: The Grey is brought to life under the direction of Yeon Sang-ho, director of zombie hit Train to Busan. His credits also include Netflix projects Hellbound and JUNG_E.

“In my twenties, Parasyte was a staple for those of us who were passionate about manga and animation,” Yeon said. “Having the opportunity to build upon it and create something new is not only a great honor, but also a dream come true from my younger years.”

He has the support of manga creator Hitoshi Iwaaki, who said, “Thinking back to when the original manga was adapted in Japan, Parasyte the manga is like a ‘child’ to me, born from my own work in a small room, while the animation and live action film were like ‘grandchildren’, born from my child going out in the world and meeting many people and their wisdom, experience, and technology. I am overjoyed that another ‘grandchild’ is being born in Korea. I believe that this ‘new story’ taking place in a different location will lead us into a world beyond my imagination.”

Parasyte: The Grey premieres on Netflix on April 5th.