Initial details are finally starting to emerge for HBO’s planned series inspired by director Bong Joon-ho’s 2019 runaway success, Parasite. Amidst all the fanfare of the thriller making history at the Oscars by winning four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, and also being the first non-English language movie to win for Best Picture, it was also announced that writer Adam Mckay (The Big Short) would be collaborating with the director on a spinoff series–but little about how it’d work or what that actually meant.
“It’s an original series,” McKay said in a new podcast interview (via Collider). “It’s in the same universe as the feature, but it’s an original story that lives in that same world.”
Since 2019, McKay clarified, pretty much all information about the series before this new interview has been either premature speculation or rumor. Added McKay: “We’re just having the best time… we’ve just staffed up with an incredible writers’ room. I basically outlined the series with director Bong during the quarantine, with him overseeing.” He also said he was “legitimately honored” to be working with the director, and “having a blast.”
There’s still no word on when exactly we will finally be able to see this spinoff series or potential reboot, but the fact that Bong has recently finished his next movie script is also something to look forward to and, hopefully, will come out sooner rather than later.