There’s a Ju-on series in the works at Netflix

Last Updated on August 5, 2021


There are a whole lot of entries in the JU-ON / THE GRUDGE franchise, and there are a couple more coming down the line. While Nicolas Pesce has directed a new American reboot (titled GRUDGE) that is scheduled for a January 3, 2020 release, there's also another Japanese Ju-on project in the works – this one a series that is coming to Netflix.

Directed by Sho Miyake and scripted by Yo Takahashi and Takashige Ichise, this Netflix Ju-on show is said to be "based on actual events".

A paranormal investigator’s data reveals an eerie connection between a string of horrifying incidents that occurred between 1958 and 1997: they all stemmed from the same house. Set over the course of 40 years, the series explores the nature of these incidents, building on the established premise of the Ju-on movies and cranking up the terror to new heights. Drawing from actual recorded cases in Japan’s recent past, it offers fresh scares unlike anything J-horror fans have witnessed before.

Netflix promises that the series will "stay true to the core appeal of Japanese horror, while also delving deeper into the human drama beneath."

The press release says to expect Ju-on to reach the streaming service sometime in 2020. The page where subscribers can add the upcoming show to their viewing list is already online.

Source: Netflix

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