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Guillermo del Toro to Develop 'Monster' Series with HBO

Guillermo del Toro temas with HBO on the development of a new series, “Monster,” based on the manga comic by Naoki Urasawa.


Guillermo del Toro is working on a monster of a project with HBO, according to a report by The Wrap.

The Pan’s Labyrinth director is developing a drama series with the cable network, Monster, about a brilliant young doctor whose choice to save a dying 12-year-old boy unwittingly unleashes a pandora's box that leaves him battling to stop a plot of mass genocide and clear his own name.

Monster is based on the manga comic series of the same name, by Naoki Urasawa. Shogakukan Inc. Publishing will serve as consulting producer on the project.

Del Toro and Steven Thompson are co-writing the story and executive producing, with Thompson writing the script. Don Murphy, Susan Montford and Gary Ungar are serving as non-writing executive producers.

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.