Man on Fireknown in our country as Man on Fire, will have a television series with a house on Netflix. The streamer revealed that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will take over the lead role and as executive producer (via Deadline).

The drama genre TV series, announced last March, will consist of eight episodes. It will be based on the novels Man on Fire y The Perfect Kill by AJ Quinnell, the first two novels of his literary saga, which was previously adapted to film with the aforementioned film Man on Fire (2004), and the 1987 Italian film.

Steven Caple Jr. (Creed II, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts) will direct episodes 1 and 2, and will be another of the executive producers.

“In the new series, Abdul-Mateen II will play John Creasy, a once highly functional and skilled Special Forces mercenary, known for surviving even the most desolate situations. Creasy now suffers from intense post-traumatic stress disorder. Determined to overcome his personal demons, he sets out on a path toward redemption. But before he can adjust to this new life, he finds himself back in the fire, fighting harder than ever.”

Abdul-Mateen II's most recent credits include the sequel Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2023) where he reprized his role as Black Manta, and Ambulance (2022) by Michael Bay. starred Candyman (2021), and was part of the cast of The Matrix Resurrections (2021). We will soon see him playing the main superhero in Marvel’s Wonder Mana 10-episode series on Disney+.

His television roles include the acclaimed HBO limited series, Watchmenwith which he won his first Emmy, and also appeared regularly on The Get Down the Netflix.

Kyle Killen (Fear Street) is the screenwriter, executive producer and showrunner of the series Man on Fire. Other executive producers include Arnon Milchan, Yariv Milchan and Natalie Lehmann of New Regency, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and Tracey Cook of Chernin Entertainment, Killen and Scott Pennington of Chapter Eleven, Caple, Ed McDonnell, Michael Polaire, Abdul Mateen II, and Stacy Perskie.


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