More On HBO’s Parasite Limited-Series Revealed
With a historical win at the 2020’s Oscar, Parasite and Bong Joon-ho has much to live up when HBO now is producing a limited TV-series based on the characters and plot from the feature film.
In the streaming-war between HBO and Netflix, the director and writer chose to collaborate with Adam McKay and HBO, in a bidding war against Netflix. Parasite was a real smash-hit last year. It provided a new perspective in Asian film-culture and gave an insight into international films. As the film has won several awards during the Awards season 2019, Bong has revealed that he still has sub-plots from the film that he wants to explore.
For once, he told The Wrap in an interview:
“I just couldn’t include all those ideas in the two-hour running time of the film, so they’re all stored in my iPad and my goal with this limited series is to create a six-hour-long film.”
“When the original housekeeper, Mun Gwang (Lee Jung Eun), comes back in the late night, something happened to her face. Even her husband asked about it, but she never answered. I know why she had the bruises on her face…. I have all these hidden stories that I have stored.”
Bong Joon-ho will serve as Executive Producer alongside with Adam McKay, who find success with his Succession-series on the network. There have been talks that Mark Ruffalo is set to star with Tilda Swinton. Swinton has appeared before in Bong’s prior films. Even if it might have well-known American actors, hopefully, the full extent of the series will be in its original form: South-Korean with the original actors returning. But nothing is confirmed and the series is in very early stages.