Many wouldn’t recognize the Ju-On franchise based on namesake, but most audiences are familiar to it through its American remake The Grudge. After successful first entry, The Grudge would go on to spawn a trilogy that offered some memorable thrills. With a remake in production for The Grudge, it’s only fitting that Ju-On would get the same treatment.
It appears that Ju-On will return in a unique new package. According to BloodyDisgusting, Netflix plans to adapt the films into a TV series that will be released in Spring 2020. Check out the tentative premise for the show:
The J-Horror classic franchise “Ju-On” was actually based on real events that occurred over four decades – and the truth is even more terrifying.
Netflix continues to strengthen its diverse portfolio of TV series. Horror series like Kingdom and The Haunting of Hill House have found an audience for the streaming platform, delivering were their horror films have failed to so far. To be honest, I think Netflix should continue to put a stronger emphasis on horror content with their content library.
The genre as a whole has become one of the most prosperous in Hollywood, with studios often taking a little risk for the potential of massive success. Considering just how much content Netflix puts out over a given year, the streaming giant should only continue to try and up their ante with series like Ju-On. Hopefully, this series can be yet another binge-worthy success for Netflix.
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