Prime Video has ordered BUTTERFLY to series, from Daniel Dae Kim’s 3AD and BOOM! Studios, publisher of the original graphic novel created by Arash Amel, written by Arash Amel and Marguerite Bennet, and illustrated by Antonio Fuso and Stefano Simeone.
Daniel Dae Kim will star as the lead in the 6 episode series, with Ken Woodruff (The Mentalist, Gotham) set as showrunner and co-creator for the adaptation alongside acclaimed Korean-American novelist Steph Cha (Your House Will Pay).
BUTTERFLY is a character-driven spy thriller that explores complex family dynamics within the treacherous world of global espionage. It’s centered on David Jung, an enigmatic, highly unpredictable former US intelligence operative living in South Korea, whose life is blown to pieces when the consequences of an impossible decision from his past come back to haunt him, and he finds himself pursued by Rebecca, a deadly, sociopathic young agent assigned to kill him.
Executive producers include Ken Woodruff and Steph Cha; Daniel Dae Kim and John Cheng for 3AD; Stephen Christy and Ross Richie for BOOM! Studios; and Arash Amel for The Amel Company. Additionally, Adam Yoelin serves as Co-EP for BOOM! Studios. Kim’s production company, 3AD developed the series under their first-look deal with Amazon Studios.
BUTTERFLY will premiere on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. The series will go into production after all guild negotiations have been resolved.