Daniel Dae Kim To Star, Executive Produce TV Adaptation Of ‘Butterfly’

by Erik Amaya

Another Boom! Studios comic book is molting into a TV series.

The company recently announced its 2015 graphic novel Butterfly, written by Arash Amel and Marguerite Bennett, and illustrated by Antonio Fuso and Stefano Simeone, is being adapted into a television series at Amazon Studios. The original comic centered on David Jung, a “highly unpredictable” former member of the US intelligence community living in South Korea. His life unravels when a choice made years earlier comes back to haunt him and he finds himself hunted by Rebecca, a “deadly, sociopathic young agent assigned to kill him.”

Lost‘s Daniel Dae Kim will star as Jung and serve as an executive producer on the series, with Ken Woodruff (Gotham) and Korean-American novelist Steph Cha co-writing and co-creating the adaptation. Additional executive producers include Amel, John Cheng, Boom!’s Stephen Christy and Ross Richie, and Adam Yoelin. Amazon is looking to shoot the series in South Korea this Fall.

As a newly announced project, it is unclear when the series will actually stream, but the plan to shoot later this year suggests a 2024 debut.

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