‘The Grudge’ is getting a new Netflix prequel series this summer: ‘Ju-On: Origins’!
The Grudge franchise will return once more
this summer with a new prequel series on Netflix — you can watch a trailer for
the new series below. The show will be a Japanese original series based on the
original franchise. Called Ju-On: Origins, the new series will air from July 3
on the streaming platform.
Ju-On: Origins stars Yoshiyoshi Arakawa,
Yuina Kuroshima and Kana Kurashina, while the series has been directed by And
Your Bird Can Sing director Sho Miyake. It was written by Hiroshi Takahashi and
An official description for the series
says: “The legendary Japanese horror franchise that has become a smash hit
worldwide gets its first drama adaptation.
“In the Netflix original series Ju-On:
Origins, the story based on a truth more terrifying than fiction returns. Can
the people haunted by this house escape from its curse? And what kind of grim
incident occurred in this cursed house in the past? ”Earlier this year, a
remake of the original film drew much criticism following its release.
The film re-imagined both the 2002 Japanese
original and the 2004 Japanese-American remake, while its first trailer hinted
at a deeply creepy, surreal new edition. However, upon release, critics were
far from impressed. In a two-star review, NME said: “An interesting structure
is, sadly, just masking some really tired material. There is a lot of
regurgitation here, and not just from the ghosts.
“There are the signature Grudge moments –
the hand in the hair in the shower; a woman crawling up the bed – but with no fresh
spin. Then there are many things that have become modern horror cliche.”Nicolas
Pesce directed the film, which starred Andrea Riseborough, John Cho and Betty