TV Series Based on Oscar-Winning Film 'Parasite' in the Works at HBO

February 11, 2020

“Parasite” continues to see massive success following its big and historic night at the Oscars.

The South Korean film that won four major Academy Awards on Sunday, February 9, including “Best Picture,” will be turned into a TV series.

The Hollywood Reporter says a limited series based on the dark comedy thriller was “in the works” prior to Oscars night.

According to the publication, the film “follows two disparate Korean families, one rich and one poor, and all that ensues when the poor family cons its way into the lives of the wealthier one.”

It remains unclear if the series will be a follow-up to the film or an English-language adaptation.

Bong Joon Ho, who picked up the “Best Director” Academy Award for the film, told Extra that the series was currently in its “early stages.”

"We started discussions with Adam McKay. We're doing our best to make sure we create a high quality limited series,” the director said via his interpreter Sharon Choi on the red carpet.

Joon Ho, who reportedly met with many streamers including Netflix, eventually decided to go with HBO where he will team up with the “Succession” executive producer, according to Deadline. 

While Bong and McKay are nowhere near the casting phase, Mark Ruffallo is rumored to be in consideration for a leading role.

Ruffalo did not deny or confirm the rumors when approached by TMZ on Monday.

“I’d be honored to be able to play something” he said of the upcoming series.

“Parasite” became the first foreign language film to win in all four categories including "Best Original Screenplay" and "Best international Feature Film."

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