Stranger Things Creators to Reboot Death Note for Netflix
Published 1 year ago
Netflix had tried and failed with their Death Note movie that came out back in 2017, but it looks like the streaming service is going to be rebooting themselves—with some top notch talent this time around.
According to Deadline, Netflix has recruited Stranger Things creators the Duffer Brothers to work on a series adaptation of Death Note from author Tsugumi Ohba and illustrator Takeshi Obata.
The original story follows teenager Light Yagami, who gets drunk with power after he receives a notebook that allows him to kill anyone in the world by just writing their name down. On Light’s tale is detective L, who has been tasked with finding him and figuring out his methods of killing.
Netflix’s first adaptation was not met well by audiences, and it essentially dropped the sort of cat and mouse dynamic between Light and L that made the original manga and anime so exciting. With the new adaptation taking a series format though, I think the Duffers will be able to properly branch out the story in an engaging way. After all, Stranger Things has always been tightly packed with a strong mystery at the heart of every season.
We don’t know what changes they could bring to the remake, but if they could bring back something from the first adaptation, I think it would be great if they could have Willem Dafoe reprising the role of Ryuk. Maybe they can even introduce one of the OG goth girls Misa Amane this time around.
No release date has been set for Netflix’s Death Note reboot, but you can catch the Duffers’ Stranger Things now streaming.