June 13, 2021

Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Parasite’ Slated For HBO Show — What We Know

Bong Joon Ho stunned audiences in 2019 with his thrilling masterpiece about poverty and class differences, Parasite. It won a deserved Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture — Foreign Language, and it seems that Parasite isn’t finished there.

In fact, Bong Joon Ho and HBO recently revealed that Parasite will be serialized in a television adaptation, but perhaps not in the way fans might expect. Here’s what’s been revealed so far.

‘Parasite’ has more stories to tell
Bong Joon Ho, director of ‘Parasite’
Cast and crew of ‘Parasite’ attend the 25th annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 12, 2020 in Santa Monica, California. | Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Champagne Collet

Parasite has been widely recognized as an intricate and darkly funny tragedy detailing class difference as portrayed by a struggling Korean family that works its way into a wealthy family’s home. However, Bong Joon Ho says there are more stories to tell when it comes to Parasite.

As reported by Deadline, Bong explained, “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 [McKay] pretty soon.”

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