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HBO's Parasite series follows an original story, confirms executive producer Adam McKay

Adam McKay shared details on the show's progression in a recent podcast appearance

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Published: 23rd April 2021

The HBO series based on the 2019 South Korean film Parasite will follow an original story set in the universe of the film. 

Filmmaker Adam McKay, who is serving as one of the executive producers on the series along with Bong Joon Ho, the director of Parasite, confirmed that the TV adaptation is not a remake of the Oscar-winning film.

In a recent appearance on MTV's Happy Sad Confused podcast, McKay, said, "We're having the best time. We've just staffed up with an incredible writers' room. I basically outlined the series with director Bong during the quarantine, with him overseeing."

McKay, best known for directing the Anchorman films, The Big Short, Vice, and the HBO series Succession, added, "It's an original series. It's in the same universe as the feature, but it's an original story that lives in that same world." 

Parasite made history at the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020 when it became the first South Korean film to win Best Picture. The film went on to win Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film, taking its total Oscar count to four.

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