Bong Joon-ho Considers HBO’s PARASITE Limited Series An Expanded Film

Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite is going to be a big force at this year’s Oscars. With nominations for Best Director, International Film, Original Screenplay, Editing, and Production Design, the movie is the first Korean film ever nominated for Best Picture.

Oh, and there is an HBO miniseries in the works with Adam McKay.

And speaking of which, today Bong talked a bit about the planned miniseries, telling Deadline: “I really liked Adam McKay’s The Big Short and I loved his sense of humor, and the sharp satire he conveyed about the current American politics. With Parasite, while I was writing the script I had so many more ideas I couldn’t convey into the two-hour running time of the film. I knew that if I had a longer running time, I would be able to tell these stories, and that’s what I plan to talk about with Adam pretty soon.”

He continues: “Though I’m not very familiar with the TV industry, I really consider this limited series an expanded film that can delve deeper into the stories that didn’t make it into Parasite. Adam McKay and HBO have created the amazing show Succession, so they’re very reliable and amazing partners to have.”

He was also asked whether the series will be in English or Korean and he said he was “open for discussion as plans start to form around March.” But being HBO, I’d venture to guess it will be in English. I guess we’ll see one of these days.

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Written by Mike Sprague

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