According to Variety, Amazon Studios has given a series order to the upcoming TV adaptation of Butterfly. The series is based on the spy graphic novel by Arash Amel.
The 6-episode series hails from Lost alum Daniel Dae Kim, who is attached to star and executive produce under his company 3AD’s first deal with Amazon Studios. Besides Butterfly, Kim will also be seen in Netflix’s live-action series Avatar: The Last Airbender, where he will play the main antagonist Fire Lord Ozai.
What is Butterfly about?
Butterfly is co-created and produced by Ken Woodruff and Steph Cha, with Woodruff serving as showrunner. The story – like the graphic novel – will explore the treacherous world of global espionage. John Cheng for 3A is executive producing along with Adam Yoelin, Stephen Christy and Ross Richie of BOOM! Studios.
“In the series, David Jung (Kim), an enigmatic and highly unpredictable former American intelligence agent living in South Korea, whose life is shattered when the consequences of an impossible decision from his past come back to haunt him, and he finds himself being pursued by Rebecca, a murderous young agent and sociopath assigned to kill him,” reads the logline.
Published in 2015, the graphic novel was written by Amel and Marguerite Bennet with illustrations by Antonio Fuso and Stefano Simeone.