Hitoshi Iwaaki’s “Parasyte” Sci-fi Horror Manga Comes to Life in South Korean Series

“Parasyte: The Grey” live-action series premieres on Netflix on April 5th


Get ready to be captivated by the gripping storyline and dynamic characters of “Parasyte: The Grey” – a live-action series based on the renowned Japanese manga artist, Hitoshi Iwaaki’s series.

Parasyte: The Grey official poster

Netflix is all set to premiere the highly anticipated Korean live-action series “Parasyte: The Grey” on April 5th. Fans of the popular Japanese manga series which was sold over 25 million copies in more than 30 regions and countries. are eagerly waiting to watch the gripping sci-fi thriller that follows:

  A little synopsis of the Anime:

“Parasyte” is a sci-fi horror anime series that follows the story of a teenage boy named Shinichi Izumi, whose right hand is taken over by a parasitic alien. As Shinichi struggles to coexist with his new alien partner, he discovers a dark conspiracy unfolding that threatens the existence of humanity.



Main character of Parasyte: The Grey

“Parasyte: The Grey” is a live-action series based on the renowned Japanese manga artist, Hitoshi Iwaaki. With its blend of body horror, dark humor, and philosophical themes, the original manga, which ran from 1989 to 1994, received widespread acclaim for its complex character development. The series has since been adapted into a successful TV anime and two live-action movies that were highly praised and acclaimed in Japan.

The series delves into the thrilling and terrifying story of enigmatic parasitic life forms that invade Earth from outer space with the intention of seizing control by inhabiting human hosts. The plot revolves around Jeong Su In, played by the talented actress Jeon So Nee, who unfortunately becomes a victim of one of these parasitic creatures.

However, when the parasite fails to take over her brain, she finds herself in a strange coexistence with it. Alongside her, Goo Kyo Hwan will co-star as Seol Kang Woo, who sets out on a mission to track down the parasites in search of his missing sister.




Cast of Parasyte: The Grey


  • Jeon So Nee as (Jeong Su in)
  • Koo Kyo Hwan as (Seol Kang Woo)
  • Lee Jung Hyun as (Choi Joon Kyung)





Yeon Sang Ho


Director, Screen writer

Yeon Sang-ho, the director behind the hit K-zombie movie like ‘Train to Busan’ and successful Korean series ‘Hell bound‘, brings “Parasyte: The Grey” to life with his creative vision. Yeon Sang-ho is famous for his renowned projects like The King of Pigs, The Fake, JUNG-E and The Bequeathed making him the perfect choice to direct this highly anticipated live-action series.




Ryu Yong Jae



Screen Writer

The Director will collaborate with the writer of Money Heist: Korea Joint Economic Area, Ryu Yong jae. Together, they plan to create a fresh and captivating script that stays true to the essence of the original manga series while providing a new and compelling perspective to the narrative. The show is sure to be a hit, given the acclaimed talent working on it.




key visual of series

The latest key visual for “Parasyte: The Grey” has been released, featuring the mysterious spores of the parasites falling on Earth and bringing about a range of transformations in humans. The image showcases Su In, whose face is half-transformed with the parasite emerging like a tentacle, creating a striking visual that has captured the interest of the audience. Viewers are now eagerly waiting to see how the complex relationship between humans and parasites will unfold in the upcoming series.