Netflix has greenlit eight episodes of “Grendel”, an all-new series based on the masked vigilante from the Matt Wagner/Dark Horse comic books. The logline: 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?
The cast of “Grendel” includes Abubakr Ali (“Power Book II: Ghost”, “Katy Keene”), Jaime Ray Newman (“Dopesick”, “The Time Traveler’s Wife”), Julian Black Antelope (“The Flash”, “Debris”), Madeline Zima (“Californication”, “Hacks”), Emma Ho (“Star Trek: Strange New WOrlds”), Erik Palladino (“Watchmen”), Brittany Allen (“What Keeps You Alive”) and Andy Mientus (“The FLash”).
Andrew Dabb (“Resident Evil”, “Supernatural”) is the writer, showrunner and executive producer. Also tapped as producers are 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. The series is a Netflix production and comes out of Netflix’s first look deal with Dark Horse Entertainment. Netflix and Dark Horse have previously collaborated on the popular series The Umbrella Academy, Jonas Åkerlund’s feature film Polar, and they are currently in production on the animated series, Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles.