A Netflix series Death Note was revealed as an upcoming live-action project from the creators of Stranger Things, The Duffer Brothers. Few details have been released about the series, but hopefully this will avoid issues anime fans had with the 2017 Netflix live-action adaptation.
What we know so far about the Netflix series Death Note
This new Death Note TV series will likely come after the fifth and final season of Stranger Things, as that will be the Duffer Brothers’ “first order of business,” according to Deadline. Netflix made a live-action adaptation of the anime in 2017, directed by Adam Wingard and starring Nat Wolff and Willem Dafoe (voice behind Ryuuk). However, it was poorly received by critics and fans alike, with a 37% critic rating and a 23% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Thankfully, this upcoming series will be “a whole new take.”
There is no confirmed release date for the series yet. But if the speculation that the Stranger Things season 5 release date will be mid-2024 is true, it will likely be at least a couple of years before this new adaptation is released. And that’s optimistic, because Deadline also reveals that the Duffer Brothers have many other projects in the works: an original series with creators Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews, a stage play set in the Stranger Things universe, a series adaptation by Stephen King and Peter Straub’s novel The Talisman and a live-action spin-off of Stranger Things.
For a brief synopsis of the Death Note anime, it is originally based on a manga series by Tsgumi Ohba about a smart but idle teenager named Light who comes into possession of a black notebook that mysteriously kills anyone whose name is on his sides. This supernatural book was dropped by a bored death god named Ryuuk, who is fascinated by Light’s use of it. But absolute power corrupts absolutely, as the saying goes, and it’s not long before a detective named L tries to expose Light for the self-righteous killer he thinks he is.
Also announced is the pre-order date of God of War Ragnarok and Collector’s Editions for PS5 and PS4, and Games With Gold will end free Xbox 360 games later this year.
https://www.gamerevolution.com/news/710238-death-note-netflix-series-stranger-things-creators-duffer-brothers Netflix series Death Note announced with Stranger Things Creators