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.