Sony Pixel Power calrec Sony

Behind the Scenes: Inside the Immersive Universe of Parasyte: The Grey'

09/04/2024

Back to All News

Behind the Scenes: Inside the Immersive Universe of Parasyte: The Grey'Play Video

Play Video

Entertainment

17 April 2024

GlobalSouth Korea (Republic of Korea)

Link copied to clipboard

Since Parasyte: The Grey premiered last April 5, the latest Korean series has topped the non-English TV list on Netflix globally for two consecutive weeks, clocking in 9.8 million viewing hours this week alone.

One of the most talked about moments in the series is when a person's head splits open to reveal the parasite within. To make it look realistic, director Yeon Sang-ho focused not only on how the parasite's movements looked in CGI but also how they should affect the physical environment.

When the parasite head moves by, elements like hair should move naturally. We even tried pulling objects with strings. The biggest challenge was continuously filming things we couldn't see as if we could, says Yeon, who is no stranger to creating believable creatures, from Train to Busan to Hellbound.

Parasyte: The Grey is based on the original comic Parasyte by Hitoshi Iwaaki, which sold an accumulated record of over 25 million copies in over 30 regions and countries with its ingenious imaginative storyline of a parasite permeating through a human brain and controlling its body, and philosophical message. Parasyte: The Grey expands the universe of Parasyte with a new story in a different setting: Korea. Iwaaki commented, I hope that people from all over the world can enjoy and appreciate the fact that different stories are born when Parasyte is created in different places on Earth.

Taking a hands-on approach to help the actors visualize the seamless transformation between human and parasite, Yeon would show them how to move their head as the parasite emerged or jerk their body as the parasite took over.

Director Yeon Sang-ho threw his body to direct us. He would physically demonstrate to us. We came onto the set after watching and understanding his demonstrations, so we could visualize the action lines, explains Koo Kyo-hwan, who plays Kang-Woo, a man driven to fight parasites in his search for his missing sister.

Parasyte: The Grey revolves around supermarket employee Su-in (Jeon So-nee), who ends up co-existing with a parasite when it fails to take over her brain. Even as she grapples with her new reality, the relentless Team Grey, led by Jun-kyung (Lee Jung-hyun), goes all out to eliminate the parasites.

Catch all six episodes of Parasyte: The Grey only on Netflix now.

Overview Title: Parasyte: The Grey Original Work: Kiseiju (Parasyte) by Hitoshi Iwaaki published by KODANSHA Director: Yeon Sang-ho Screenwriter: Yeon Sang-ho, Ryu Yong-jae Cast: Jeon So-nee, Koo Kyo-hwan, Lee Jung-hyun, Kwon Hae-ho, Kim In-kwon, and others. Production: Climax Studio, WOW POINT Distribution: Netflix Release Date: April 5, 2024

# # #

[About Netflix] Netflix is a global entertainment streaming service with over 260 million paid subscriptions across some 190 countries. Subscribers have access to various genres of TV series, films, games, and others in several languages. Subscribers can freely enjoy contents anywhere and anytime, and have the option to change their subscriptions at any time.

[About KODANSHA] KODANSHA Ltd. is Japan's leading publishing house based in Tokyo, having delivered stories into ready hands across the globe with a wide variety of content from manga to novels, fashion magazines, news journals, and picture books for children, as well as TV anime, movies, series, and video games since 1909 in the spirit of Inspire Impossible Stories. KODANSHA is globally recognized as the licensor of some of the world's most beloved manga IPs, such as AKIRA, Attack on Titan, and Ghost in the Shell.
LINK: https://about.netflix.com/en/news/behind-the-scenes-inside-the-immersi...
See more stories from netflix

More from Netflix

29/05/2024

Netflix and Yash Raj Films Announce Maharaj': A Story of One Man's Courage in Pre-Independence India', Premiering June 14

Back to All News Netflix and Yash Raj Films Announce Maharaj': A Story of ...

28/05/2024

Bridgerton' Continues Its Reign; Atlas' Debuts at #1

Back to All News Bridgerton' Continues Its Reign; Atlas' Debuts at #1 Entertainment 28 May 2024 Global Link copied to clipboard Dearest Gentle R...

27/05/2024

Hierarchy' Trailer Teases a Dark Scandal and Social Upheaval at Jooshin High School

Back to All News Hierarchy' Trailer Teases a Dark Scandal and Social Uphea...

24/05/2024

Netflix Presents the Teaser Trailer for 'LALIGA: All Access'. Premieres on July 19th

Back to All News Netflix Presents the Teaser Trailer for LALIGA: All Access. Pr...

24/05/2024

Netflix presents the teaser trailer for LALIGA: All access. Premiere on July 19th

Back to All News Netflix presents the teaser trailer for LALIGA: All access. Pr...

23/05/2024

'Blame the Game' - An Evening That Turns Everything Upside Down. A First Look at the Brand New Ensemble Comedy

Back to All News Blame the Game - An Evening That Turns Everything Upside Down....

23/05/2024

BLAME THE GAME - An evening that turns everything upside down. A first look at the brand new ensemble comedy

Back to All News BLAME THE GAME - An evening that turns everything upside down....

23/05/2024

Trailer for Joko Anwar's Nightmares and Daydreams' Explores a Hidden World Within Our Own

Back to All News Trailer for Joko Anwars Nightmares and Daydreams' Explore...

23/05/2024

What We Watched the Second Half of 2023

Back to All News What We Watched the Second Half of 2023 Entertainment 23 May 2024 Global Link copied to clipboard Today we published our second edition o...

21/05/2024

Proof of Concept Accelerator Announces 11 Projects in its Inaugural Year

Back to All News Proof of Concept Accelerator Announces 11 Projects in its Inaugural Year Proof of Concept Accelerator Inaugural Cohort Social Impact 21 May...

21/05/2024

Korean Unscripted Series Agents of Mystery' by the Producer of The Devil's Plan' Premieres June 18

Back to All News Korean Unscripted Series Agents of Mystery' by the Produc...

21/05/2024

Crime Thriller The Victims' Game' Returns With A Brand New Season on June 21

Back to All News Crime Thriller The Victims' Game' Returns With A Bran...

21/05/2024

This Spring's Biggest Crime Mystery is Solved - Netflix Unveils Who Will Take on the Role of Jo Nesb's Harry Hole

Back to All News This Springs Biggest Crime Mystery is Solved - Netflix Unveils...

21/05/2024

Top 10 Week of May 13: Bridgerton' Season 3 Crowned #1

Back to All News Top 10 Week of May 13: Bridgerton' Season 3 Crowned #1 Entertainment 21 May 2024 Global Link copied to clipboard Spring has sprung, ...

19/05/2024

Netflix Announces Romantic Comedy All The Love You Wish For' (WT) by The Glory' Writer, Starring Kim Woo-bin and Suzy

Back to All News Netflix Announces Romantic Comedy All The Love You Wish For&#...

17/05/2024

Netflix & Shondaland Announce the Song List and Soundtrack for 'Bridgerton' Season 3: Part 1

Back to All News Netflix & Shondaland Announce the Song List and Soundtrack for...

16/05/2024

Hierarchy' Teaser Unveils Jooshin High School's Elite World, Starring Next Generation of K-Teen Stars

Back to All News Hierarchy' Teaser Unveils Jooshin High School's Elite...

16/05/2024

Steamy Doctor Climax' Trailer Teases the Questions That Stirred Up 70s Thailand

Back to All News Steamy Doctor Climax' Trailer Teases the Questions That S...

15/05/2024

Netflix Upfront 2024: The Year of Growth and Momentum

Back to All News Netflix Upfront 2024: The Year of Growth and Momentum Entertainment 15 May 2024 GlobalUnited States Link copied to clipboard At Netflixs ...

14/05/2024

Lacey Chabert to Lead Netflix Holiday Rom-Com 'Hot Frosty' Alongside Dustin Milligan, Joe Lo Truglio and Craig Robinson

Back to All News Lacey Chabert to Lead Netflix Holiday Rom-Com Hot Frosty Along...

14/05/2024

Zombieverse' Season 2 Unveils Full Cast: A New Chapter in Survival Comedy

Back to All News Zombieverse' Season 2 Unveils Full Cast: A New Chapter in Survival Comedy Entertainment 14 May 2024 GlobalSouth Korea (Republic of Kor...

14/05/2024

Top 10 Week of May 6: The Roast of Tom Brady' Rises to #1

Back to All News Top 10 Week of May 6: The Roast of Tom Brady' Rises to #1 Entertainment 14 May 2024 Global Link copied to clipboard Breaking: Man Wh...

13/05/2024

'Kleo' Finally Returns With Season 2 on July 25! And As Always, She's Ready...

Back to All News Kleo Finally Returns With Season 2 on July 25! And As Always, ...

13/05/2024

Kleo finally returns with Season 2 on July 25! And as always, she's ready...

Back to All News Kleo finally returns with Season 2 on July 25! And as always, shes ready... Entertainment 13 May 2024 GlobalGermany Link copied to clipboa...

13/05/2024

A Romance on Borrowed Time: Drawing Closer' Trailer Teases Mysterious Secret

Back to All News A Romance on Borrowed Time: Drawing Closer' Trailer Teases Mysterious SecretPlay Video Play Video Entertainment 13 May 2024 GlobalJap...

13/05/2024

Netflix ISP Speed Index for April 2024

Back to All News Netflix ISP Speed Index for April 2024 Mulitcolor streaks on a black background curved right to foreground with the Netflix logo N at the top...

13/05/2024

Fala Chen Joins Cast for Edward Berger's 'The Ballad of a Small Player' for Netflix

Back to All News Fala Chen Joins Cast for Edward Bergers The Ballad of a Small ...

12/05/2024

'Kaulitz & Kaulitz' - "The Party Has Arrived": A First Look at the Reality Show about Germany's Most Famous Twins

Back to All News Kaulitz & Kaulitz - "The Party Has Arrived": A First Look at t...

09/05/2024

Netflix reveals first look of 'Breathless'

Back to All News Netflix Reveals First Look of Breathless Entertainment 09 May 2024 GlobalSpain Link copied to clipboard Netflix today reveals the first i...

09/05/2024

Heartbreak High' Is Back for a Third and Final Term

Back to All News Heartbreak High' Is Back for a Third and Final Term Entertainment 09 May 2024 GlobalAustraliaNew Zealand Link copied to clipboard Oi...

09/05/2024

Into the Unknown: Teaser for Joko Anwar's Nightmares and Daydreams' Unveils a Sci-fi Supernatural Universe

Back to All News Into the Unknown: Teaser for Joko Anwar's Nightmares and ...

09/05/2024

Keep the Faith: The Believers' Returns for Season 2

Back to All News Keep the Faith: The Believers' Returns for Season 2 Entertainment 09 May 2024 GlobalThailand Link copied to clipboard Responding to ...

07/05/2024

Five New Games Join Netflix in May

Back to All News Five New Games Join Netflix in May Netflix Staff Entertainment 07 May 2024 Global Link copied to clipboard Five new games are launching ...

06/05/2024

'Gangs of Galicia' Premieres on Netflix on June 21

Back to All News Gangs of Galicia Premieres on Netflix on June 21Play Video Play Video Entertainment 06 May 2024 GlobalSpain Link copied to clipboard A r...

06/05/2024

Watch the Trailer for 'A Part of You' - Felicia Maxime, Edvin Ryding and Zara Larsson in Leading Roles

Back to All News Watch the Trailer for A Part of You - Felicia Maxime, Edvin Ry...

05/05/2024

Netflix Announces New Comedy Series 'Roosters', Starring Jeroen Spitzenberger, Waldemar Torenstra, Andr Dongelmans and Benja Bruijning

Back to All News Netflix Announces New Comedy Series Roosters, Starring Jeroen ...

05/05/2024

Showdown Alert: Baki Hanma VS Kengan Ashura' Drops Electrifying Trailer for June 6 Debut

Back to All News Showdown Alert: Baki Hanma VS Kengan Ashura' Drops Electr...

02/05/2024

'Bionic', a Futuristic Thriller from Director Afonso Poyart, Premieres May 29 on Netflix

Back to All News Bionic, a Futuristic Thriller from Director Afonso Poyart, Pre...

02/05/2024

Watch the Clock, Count the Cash: The 8 Show' Main Trailer and Poster Hint at Contestants' Fates

Back to All News Watch the Clock, Count the Cash: The 8 Show' Main Trailer...

01/05/2024

David Beckham Scores on the Cover of 'Queue' Issue 16

Back to All News David Beckham Scores on the Cover of Queue Issue 16 David Beckham on the cover of Queue. Krista Smith Director, Queue Entertainment 01 Ma...

30/04/2024

Netflix Reveals First Look Images and Teaser from 'Senna', Inspired By the Life of Famed F1 Driver

Back to All News Netflix Reveals First Look Images and Teaser from Senna, Inspi...

30/04/2024

Tilda Swinton Joins Colin Farrell in Edward Berger's 'The Ballad of a Small Player' for Netflix

Back to All News Tilda Swinton Joins Colin Farrell in Edward Bergers The Ballad...

30/04/2024

Netflix Reveals First Look Images and Teaser from 'Senna', Inspired on the Life of Famed F1 Driver

Back to All News Netflix Reveals First Look Images and Teaser from Senna, Inspi...

30/04/2024

Top 10 Week of Apr. 22: Baby Reindeer' and Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver' Hold Onto the Top Spots

Back to All News Top 10 Week of Apr. 22: Baby Reindeer' and Rebel Moon - ...

29/04/2024

Netflix Announces a Diverse Lineup of Polish Titles to Debut in 2024 With Established Creators Returning With New Series and Films

Back to All News Netflix Announces a Diverse Lineup of Polish Titles to Debut i...

25/04/2024

Latino Film Institute's Latinx in Animation and Netflix Announce LFI Spark Animation Grant Fellows

Back to All News Latino Film Institutes Latinx in Animation and Netflix Announc...

25/04/2024

'Bridgerton' in Bowral: Reminisce on the Romance That Was

Back to All News Bridgerton in Bowral: Reminisce on the Romance That Was Entertainment 25 April 2024 GlobalAustralia Link copied to clipboard Bridgerton i...