[Press Release] "Parasyte: The Grey" Trailer Unlocks Expanded Universe Packed with Action and Suspense

Netflix has just dropped the main poster and trailer for sci-fi horror "Parasyte: The Grey", giving audiences a nail-biting glimpse into the world of parasitic organisms and the relentless struggle of humanity against their invasion.


Expanding the universe of the original best-selling manga, "Parasyte", by Hitoshi Iwaaki, the series tells a new story packed with action, philosophy and a dash of existential dread. "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.

Citing the manga as one of the biggest works to influence his filmography, director Yeon Sang-ho (Train to Busan, Hellbound) was keen to integrate its main message into his live-action series, extending the "Parasyte" universe to a new setting: Korea. "To me, "Parasyte" is about coexistence, so I wanted "Parasyte: The Grey" to echo this theme. I questioned whether people could peacefully coexist with other organisms or mutants unlike themselves", he said.

"I felt that the creators of "Parasyte: The Grey" greatly respected the original work", commented Iwaaki, "At the same time, I could see unique creative branches and ideas throughout the series and enjoyed it as both the original author and as a true 'audience member'. Each episode's plot development is dynamic with a quick tempo that makes it very entertaining".

In "Parasyte: The Grey", Soo-in, a young woman caught between her humanity and parasitic influence, embodies this recurring theme of coexistence. As Heidi, the parasite that latched onto Soo-in in the aftermath of a near-fatal accident, says, "We would both be dead if we weren't together. You and I have no choice but to coexist".

But as a mutant that's half-parasite and half-human, Soo-in doesn't fully belong to either side - neither the parasites seeking to take over human society nor the team dedicated to eradicating parasitic organisms, called "The Grey", led by the determined Joon-kyeong (Lee Jung-hyun). And it's this tension that plunges viewers into the heart of the conflict.

Depicting a cityscape besieged by writhing tentacles, the poster hints at the chaos and destruction wrought by the parasitic invaders, while also highlighting the resilience of the human spirit with Soo-in (Jeon So-nee) standing defiantly alongside Kang-woo (Koo Kyo-hwan), Joon-kyeong (Lee Jung-hyun), Cheol-min (Kwon Hae-hyo), and Won-seok (Kim In-kwon) against the looming threat.

Meanwhile, the trailer teases a complex web of alliances and betrayals as Soo-in navigates a society torn apart by the insidious influence of the parasites. With stunning visual effects that bring the otherworldly creatures to life in chilling detail, the trailer promises a visceral viewing experience that will keep audiences spellbound.

Discover if parasites and humans can coexist on "Parasyte: The Grey" on April 5, only on Netflix.

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