Skybound Entertainment (“The Walking Dead”) is reportedly developing a television remake of the acclaimed 2017 South Korean action film “The Villainess”.
Since she was a little girl, Sook-hee was raised to be a deadly assassin. She gladly accepts the chance to start a new life when South Korea’s Intelligence Agency recruits her as a sleeper agent, with the promise of complete freedom after ten years of service.
Soon after taking on her new identity as Chae Yeon-soo, a 27-year-old theatre actress, she begins to realize that for someone who has lived as a killer her entire life, normal is no easy task. When two men from her past suddenly appear in her new life, it unlocks dark secrets that should’ve stayed hidden.
Jung Byung-gil (“Afterburn,” “Confession of Murder”), who helmed the original film, will direct the pilot of the series. No writer is currently yet set.