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Amazon Orders Spy Series ‘Butterfly’ Starring Daniel Dae Kim

Daniel Dae Kim continues to spread his wings in Butterfly, a new series ordered by Amazon Prime Video. He is set to not only star in the series, but executive produce as well. The series is based on Arash Amel’s graphic novel of the same name. Fans of Kim will be thrilled to see him take on a role that plunges the audience deep in the world of global espionage.

Daniel Dae Kim Set to Take Off Butterfly

The six episode mystery thriller will explore the inner workings of global espionage. In it, Daniel Dae Kim stars as David Jung, a mysterious former U.S. intelligence operative living in South Korea. After the consequences of an impossible decision come to haunt him, Jung’s past shatters his present life. He’s now being hunted by Rebecca, a ruthless  agent assigned to kill him.

The Off Screen Talent in Butterfly

Behind the scenes, fans of the graphic novel can rest easy knowing that Arash Amel is also part of the executive producing team. The full executive production team also includes Stephanie Cha, Ken Woodruff, Stephen Christy, John Cheng, and Ross Richie of BOOM! Studios.

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Stephanie Cha and Ken Woodruff will also serve as the co-creators and show runners of the adaptation. Cha is best known as the author for acclaimed crime novels such as Follow Her Home, Beware Beware, and Dead Soon Enough. Some may recognize Woodruff for his work on The Mentalist and Gotham.

How Butterfly Might Shape The Landscape of Streaming

Now, Amazon Prime Video is no stranger to spy thrillers. Butterfly sits next to other big name thrillers on Prime Video such as, Jack Ryan, Citadel, and Reacher. With the latest espionage thriller ordered for production, Prime Video continues to position itself as a studio known for grounded globe trotting productions that revel in the world of spies.

Furthermore, Butterfly continues the streaming giant’s habit of adapting shows from big name authors. For example, Jack Ryan is based on Tom Clancy’s novels, and Reacher comes from Lee Child. Outside of the spy/government agent genre, there’s Jenny Han’s The Summer I Turned Pretty and, of course, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

There’s plenty of time before the spy thriller comes out, but the anticipation is already building. It will be fascinating to see what Daniel Dae Kim brings to the long line of action spy thrillers streaming on Amazon Prime Video. If the show is anything like Kim’s other compelling performances, you know what you’ll get: an intense plotline, great character moments and acting, but most importantly, it will keep you on the edge of your seat every episode. Either way, it’s sure to be an exciting production once released.

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