The HBO Parasite TV show will basically be one 6-hour long movie


Usually when we get an Americanized adaptation of a successful foreign film things are not good from the get go. However, the announcement that HBO is partnering with Adam McKay and the film’s director, Bong Joon Ho, to make a TV-series out of Parasite sounded incredibly promising. Now, even more so, as The Wrap reports that the series will be more of an extended, six hour long movie than an actual TV series.

Bong answered a lot of questions in speaking with the site about the series, which has very little information at the moment. He said that he had a ton of ideas for the film that couldn’t make it in. There’s even some pretty obvious parts in the film where there are clearly more storylines than what he could include.

When the original housekeeper Mun Gwang (Lee Jung Eun) comes back in the late-night, something happened to her face,” Bong noted. “Even her husband asked about it but she never answered. I know why she had the bruises on her face. I have a story for that and aside from that why does she know the existence of this bunker? What relationship does she have with that architect to know of this bunker? So I have all these hidden stories that I have stored.”

We still don’t know exactly what the series will be like. If it’s an american version of the movie or will stay Korean? If Bong will direct or simply advise? What HBO plans to do with the series past the six episodes if anything? It’s all up in the air but clearly Parasite has struck a nerve with audiences and more of it probably isn’t going to be a bad thing. 

Matthew Razak
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