Netflix has given a straight-to-series order for the TV adaptation of “Man on Fire,” with writer and executive producer Kyle Killen leading the project. The series is based on the first two novels by A. J. Quinnell, featuring the character Creasy, a former French Foreign Legion soldier. The novels, “Man on Fire” and “The Perfect Kill,” were published in 1981 and 1992, respectively.
What will we be about Man on Fire TV Series
The Netflix series “Man on Fire” has received an eight-episode order. The show follows the journey of John Creasy, a troubled ex-mercenary seeking revenge for his friend’s death. Along the way, he must protect his friend’s daughter from the dangerous forces that tore her family apart.
Netflix plans to adapt the first two books of the “Man on Fire” series by A. J. Quinnell, which are “Man on Fire” (1980) and “The Perfect Kill” (1992). The show will focus on these initial installments but may potentially explore other books in the series, such as “The Blue Ring” (1993), “Black Horn” (1994), and “Message From Hell” (1996).
Who Is the Creative Team Behind
Kyle Killen, known for his work on projects like “Fear Street,” “The Beaver,” and “Mind Games,” will serve as the writer, executive producer, and showrunner for the “Man on Fire” TV series. The series is a collaboration between New Regency Productions, the film studio behind the “Man on Fire” movie, and Chernin Entertainment. Killen’s previous experience includes co-developing the “Halo” live-action series for Paramount+.
In addition to Kyle Killen, a talented team of executive producers is attached to the “Man on Fire” TV series. Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Bill McGoldrick, and Juan Alfonso will serve as executive producers through Chernin Entertainment. Meanwhile, Arnon Milchan, Yariv Milchan, and Michael Schaefer will executive produce through New Regency Productions, which holds the rights to the property. It’s worth noting that Chernin Entertainment has a first-look deal with Netflix.
Man on Fire Movies
“Man on Fire” has had two previous film adaptations. The first was released in 1987, directed by Élie Chouraqui and starring Scott Glenn, Jade Malle, Brooke Adams, Joe Pesci, Danny Aiello, and Jonathan Pryce. The second adaptation was released in 2004, directed by Tony Scott and starring Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Christopher Walken, Radha Mitchell, Marc Anthony, and Mickey Rourke. New Regency Productions, which brought the 2004 film to the big screen, will serve as executive producers on the TV series adaptation. Chernin Entertainment will also be involved as executive producers.