Parasite HBO series is an original story in the film’s universe and not a remake, confirms writer Adam McKay

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Shortly after making history at the Oscars after winning Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Foreign Language Film, it was announced that director Bong Joon Ho was teaming up with writer Adam McKay and HBO for a television series adaptation.

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Now, during an appearance on the Happy Sad Confused podcast (via Collider), McKay, who also won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for 2016’s The Big Short, provided an update on the series as well as confirming that the HBO series is an original story in the film’s universe and not a remake.

“We’re just having the best time,” McKay said. “We’ve just staffed up with an incredible writers’ room. I basically outlined the series with director Bong during the quarantine, with him overseeing. 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.”

While plot details are currently being kept under wraps, we do know Mark Ruffalo has previously confirmed that he was in talks to play the father in the HBO series, however, no official confirmation has been made as of writing this.

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