Netflix Death Note Live-Action Series With The Duffer Brothers

Netflix Death Note Live-Action Series With The Duffer Brothers

The creators of Stranger Things are working on Death Note Live-Action Series. Netflix released a live-action Death Note movie in 2017. But, the movie got terrible reviews from the critics and the audience. Netflix is not done with the manga story yet. Netflix shared the news about the upcoming series in a tweet.

An all-new live-action television adaptation of the renowned Japanese manga and anime series Death Note.

Fans have mixed reactions after hearing the news. The last Death Note project has a rating of 4.5 on IMDb. Therefore, fans are skeptical about the project. Netflix is unlucky when it comes to live-action anime adaptation. But still, the streaming platform is working on a live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender and One Piece.

Netflix Death Note Live-Action Series With The Duffer Brothers


There is no news about the plotline of the Death Note Live-Action Series. Further, the series is will follow the plot of the manga series. The premise of the series will be about a teenager “Light Yagami” who discovers the book that kills anyone whose name is written on it.

Death Note Live-Action Series Release Date

There is no news about the release date of the Death Note Live-Action Series. But, the series will release on the streaming platform in 2024.

More details about “Upside Down” production company.

The Duffer brothers recently announced the news about their production company “Upside Down”. The production will create similar projects to Stranger Things for the streaming platform. The upcoming Death Note series is part of the upside-down production company. The other projects include a series based on Stephen King and Peter Straub’s “The Talisman” which will be created by Curtis Gwinn, who also produced Stranger Things, and an unnamed project by Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews.

Netflix Death Note Live-Action Series With The Duffer Brothers

Hilary Leavitt will become the head of the studio. Hilary Leavitt is well-known for creating Orange is the new black and Ozark. The Duffer brothers shared their thoughts about Hilary leading the production company;

“It didn’t take long into our first meeting with Hilary, where we bonded over films like JawsHome Alone, and Speed, to know we had found a kindred spirit. Hilary’s passion for storytelling is perhaps matched only by her passion for the storytellers themselves, for whom she is fiercely protective. No wonder so many writers and directors are drawn to working with her.”

In addition, The Duffer Brothers also said this during a podcast;

“stories that take place at that beautiful crossroads where the ordinary meets the extraordinary, where big spectacle co-exists with intimate character work, where heart wins out over cynicism.”

Aliza Fatyma
Aliza Fatima is a writer/author at The Panther Tech.