Viva Variety, a limited series based around the critically-acclaimed South Korean film Parasite is in the works over at HBO.
Parasite Director Bong Joon-ho will serve as executive producer of the series alongside The Big Short and Vice filmmaker Adam McKay. The isn’t any word yet on whether or not the show will be a direct English remake of the film or some sort of spin-off.
Parasite tells the story of the poor Kim family, who slowly infiltrate the daily lives of the wealthy Park family before things take a dark and unexpected turn. It won the Golden Globe for best foreign language film and is considered a potential frontrunner for Best Picture at the 92nd Academy Awards.
The film examines issues of greed and class discrimination, and stars Song Kang Ho, Lee Sun Kyun, Cho Yeo Jeong, Choi Woo Shik, Park So Dam, Lee Jung Eun and Chang Hyae Jin. Han Jin Won wrote the screenplay alongside Joon-ho.
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