‘Grendel’: Abubakr Ali To Star In Live-Action Series Based On Dark Horse Comic From Netflix

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15 Sep 21

‘Grendel’: Abubakr Ali To Star In Live-Action Series Based On Dark Horse Comic From Netflix

Netflix has a new comic book adaptation on the way, this time greenlighting Grendel, a live-action series based on the masked vigilante from the popular, award-winning Dark Horse comic books.

Based on Matt Wagner’s 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 realize…why beat them, when you can join them?

Abubakr Ali (‘Katy Keene’, ‘Power Book II: Ghost’) leads the series as the titular vigilante hero Grendel/Hunter Rose. He is joined by 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”; and Andy Mientus (‘The Flash’, ‘Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings’) as “Larry Stohler”.

Andrew Dabb (‘Resident Evil’, ‘Supernatural’) serves as writer/showrunner and exec producer. Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson (‘The Umbrella Academy’, ‘Hellboy’), Keith Goldberg (‘The Umbrella Academy’, ‘Resident Alien’), Chris Tongue (‘Polar’, ‘Splinter’), and comic creator Matt Wagner also exec produce.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled about the Grendel saga, one of the longest-running independent comics series, finally being translated into live-action for the screen,” said Grendel creator Matt Wagner. “Under the sharp guidance of showrunner Andrew Dabb, our incredible creative team, sure-to-be stellar cast and Dark Horse Entertainment have teamed with Netflix to produce this provocative adaptation that will bring my characters and concepts to an all-new audience and yet still provide excitement and surprises for die-hard fans. I’m especially excited to see Abubakr Ali bring the character of Grendel/Hunter Rose to life — he has the charisma, style and vital edginess that I’ve been envisioning in the role for years.”

Grendel‘ does not yet have a premiere date, but we don’t expect it to arrive until at least 2022 on Netflix. If you want to keep track of this or any other show, you can add it via our Never Miss system, and you’ll be notified when it gets a UK premiere date.