Reel Quick: South Korean Action Film ‘The Villainess’ Getting TV Adaptation from ‘Walking Dead’ Creator

Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead, is set to produce a television adaptation of the 2017 South Korean action film The Villainess. Per Screen Rant, The Villainess “chronicles the perilous journey of Anes, who evolves into a Los Angeles-based assassin upon being kidnapped as a child in Korea. Just when the character finds inner peace, she must return to her native country where the past comes back to haunt her.”

Deadline reports that Skybound Entertainment is set to adapt The Villainess for television. The production studio has a first-look deal with Amazon Studios, so there is a good chance the series could end up there as one of its exclusives. We’ll keep you updated as the project develops.


Have you seen The Villainess? What did you think of it?