According to Variety, Amazon Studios has given a series order to the upcoming TV adaptation of Butterfly. The series is based on Arash Amel’s spy thriller graphic novel.
The 6-episode series hails from Lost alum Daniel Dae Kim, who is attached to star and executive produce as part of his company 3AD’s first-look deal with Amazon Studios. Besides Butterfly, Kim will also next be seen in Netflix’s live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series, where he’ll portray main antagonist Fire Lord Ozai.
What is Butterfly About?
Butterfly is co-created and executive produced by Ken Woodruff and Steph Cha, with Woodruff serving as a showrunner. The story will — like the graphic novel — explore 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, highly unpredictable former US intelligence operative living in South Korea, whose life is blown to pieces when the consequences of an impossible decision from his past come back to haunt him, and he finds himself pursued by Rebecca, a deadly, sociopathic young agent 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.