Death Note Live-Action Series Coming From Stranger Things Creators

Death Note series in development by Duffer brothers.

Death Note Ryuk Netflix

The Duffer Brothers of Stranger Things and Netflix announced an all-new live-action television adaptation of the Japanese manga and anime series Death Note is in development. This announcement comes as the Duffer Brothers launch their new production company, Upside Down Pictures. It will develop projects for films and television projects as part of its overall deal with Netflix. Hilary Leavitt, behind Orphan Black, Ozark, will run the company. The Duffer Brothers most recently released the fourth season of their hit Netflix series Stranger Things. They both wrote, directed, and executive produced it. It is s now #1 on Netflix’s Most Popular English TV list, with an astounding 1.15 Billion hours viewed.


High school student Light Yagami discovers a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone by writing the victim’s name while picturing their face. The story follows his attempts to become a god by creating a New World cleansed of evil using the notebook and the complex conflict between himself and all those trying to stop or help him.

In addition, The first attempt at a Live-action adaption for Netflix was poorly received in 2017. However, it did deliver Willem Dafoe as Ryuk, which was great casting. The 2006 anime series comprised of 37 episodes has been a hit and adaption beloved by fans.

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