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Halia Abdel-Meguid to Write and Executive Produce Death Note Television Series Adaptation For Netflix

Filmmaker Halia Abdel-Meguid has signed on to write and executive produce the upcoming live-action series adaptation of the Japanese manga and anime series, Death Note, for Netflix, Deadline is reporting. The show is one of the projects being developed by Upside Down Pictures, the newly launched production company of Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer, under their overall deal with the streaming service.

Abdel-Meguid, who speaks Japanese and previously lived in Tokyo, is a longtime fan of the manga. She signed on to pen and produce the live-action show after she began working with the Duffers on another Upside Down Pictures project for Netflix; she’s also a writing consultant on their series adaptation of Stephen King and Peter Straub’s 1984 novel, The Talisman.

The filmmaker is also known for scribing The Devil in the White City, Hulu’s upcoming adaptation of Erik Larson’s 2003 book of the same name. The show is is being executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese.

Karen Benardello
Karen Benardello
As a life-long fan of films and television shows, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic in 2008. Karen has since been working in the press in New York City, including interviewing film and television casts and crews, writing movie and television news articles and reviewing films and televisions series. Some of her highlights include attending such local events as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival and New York Comic-Con, as well as traveling across North America to attend such festivals as the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW and the Toronto International Film Festival. She has been a member of the Women Film Critics Circle since 2012, and the New York Film Critics Online since 2019.


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