Netflix’s GRENDEL Series With Abubakr Ali as the Masked Vigilante is Filming in Vancouver

Netflix’s Grendel series, with Abubakr Ali as the masked vigilante, started filming in Vancouver a week ago.

This is Netflix’s latest live-action adaption of a Dark Horse comic book series, following on the massive success of The Umbrella Academy.

Grendel follows Hunter Rose (Abubakr Ali), a gifted fencer, writer and assassin, seeking to avenge the death of a lost love. He goes to war with New York’s criminal underworld, only to realize…why beat them, when you can join them?

Working title: Ink Blot.

Filming dates: September 8th to December 17th.

Episodes: 8.

Showrunner: Andrew Dabb.

Cast: Abubakr Ali, Jaime Ray Newman, Julian Black Antelope, Madeline Zima, Kevin Corrigan, Emma Ho, Erik Palladino, Brittany Allen and Andy Mientus.

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Jaime Ray Newman is Jocasta Rose; Julian Black Antelope is Argent; Madeline Zima is Liz Sparks; Kevin Corrigan is Barry Palumbo; Emma Ho is Stacy Palumbo; Erik Palladino as Teddy Ciccone; Brittany Allen as Annabelle Wright; and Andy Mientis is Larry Stohler.

Director of first two episodes: Rachel Goldberg.

I couldn’t be more thrilled about the Grendel saga, one of the longest-running independent comics series, finally being translated into live-action for the screen. Under the sharp guidance of showrunner Andrew Dabb, our incredible creative team, sure-to-be stellar cast and Dark Horse Entertainment have teamed with Netflix to produce this provocative adaptation that will bring my characters and concepts to an all new audience and yet still provide excitement and surprises for die-hard fans. I’m especially excited to see Abubakr Ali bring the character of Grendel/Hunter Rose to life — he has the charisma, style and vital edginess that I’ve been envisioning in the role for years — Creator Matt Wagner in a statement to Deadline.

Filming in Vancouver:

Grendel has already spent a day filming at the Orpheum Theatre.

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