Netflix will once again team up with Dark Horse Entertainment to bring one of their graphic novels to life as a television series. The streamer has announced that they will be adapting the comic Latch into a series that will be based on the comic series created by Matt Wagner. Serial dropout Supernatural, Andrew Dabb will be the writer and showrunner of the project. This makes Grendel the third collaboration between Netflix and Dark Horse, after Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles to come, and The Umbrella Academy very successful.
Latch will follow the story of Hunter Rose, a talented fencer, writer, and assassin who goes to war with New York criminals to avenge the death of a loved one. Abubakr Ali will play Rose, making him the first Muslim male actor of Arab descent to play a lead character in a comic book adaptation series.
According to Deadline, the series will also star Jaime Ray Newman as Jocasta Rose, Julian Black Antelope as Argent, Madeline Zima as Liz Sparks, Kevin Corrigan as Barry Palumbo, Emma Ho as Stacy Palumbo, Erik Palladino as Teddy Ciccone, Brittany Allen as Annabelle. Wright, and Andy Mientus as Larry Stohler.
No release date has been announced for the series yet, but Netflix and comics fans Latch can expect an action and adventure story typical of Netflix comic adaptations like The Umbrella Academy. It is hoped that the series will explore what it means to cross the line between hero and villain, and exactly where to stand.