Amazon Studios is set to adapt 2017’s Korean revenge feature “The Villainess” into a TV series for the service.
The series will follow an Asian woman who believes she is adopted and raised by white parents in a small American town, but after a violent incident on a trip to Seoul, she discovers she may have a deadly past connected to her motherland.
The only way to uncover her true identity might be to sell her soul to a dark and corrupt organization.
Kim Ok-bin, Shin Ha-kyun and Sung Joon starred in the original film which was heavily inspired by Luc Besson’s “La Femme Nikita” and has scored rave reviews, unlike many Nikita rip-offs in recent years (including Besson’s own “Anna”).
Jeong Byeong-Gil, who directed the original film, is set to helm the pilot and will executive produce alongside “Star Trek Beyond” writer Doug Jung and “Sleepy Hollow” writer Francisca Hu. Hu attached to write the pilot episode.
Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment and Next Entertainment World’s Contents Panda are backing the film.