Grendel Series No Longer Going Forward at Netflix

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Netflix will not be moving forward with its Dark Horse comics-based Grendel series, according to a recent report from Deadline.

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While the series is no longer going forward at Netflix, producers of the show now have the option to shop the series elsewhere.

Grendel was reportedly set to star Abubakr Ali in the titular role — becoming “the first Arab Muslim male actor to portray a series lead in a comic book adaptation” — alongside Jaime Ray Newman (Dopesick), Julian Black Antelope (The Flash), Madeline Zima (Californication), Kevin Corrigan (Scenes from an Empty Church), Emma Ho (The Expanse), Erik Palladino (Watchmen), Brittany Allen (What Keeps You Alive)and Andy Mientus (The Flash)

The series was set to be written and executive produced by Andrew Dabb (Supernatural), who was also going to serve as showrunner for the series. The order was originally the result of Netflix’s first-look deal with Dark Horse Entertainment, which has already produced the hit series The Umbrella Academy, among other series.

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Grendal tells the story of successful author Hunter Rose, who by night works as Grendel, an assassin that will seek to avenge the loss of a loved one that takes him through a battle against New York’s criminal underworld. The comic series debuted in 1982 and continues to run to this day, with various spin-offs having been formed from the original book.

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