Yahya Abdul-Mateen ll To Star & EP Netflix’s ‘Man On Fire’ TV Adaptation; Steven Caple Jr. To Direct

EXCLUSIVE: Emmy-winning actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen ll (Wonder Man, Watchmen) will star in and executive produce Netflix’s upcoming series Man on Fire. The project was ordered by the streamer in March.

The eight-episode drama series is an adaptation based on A.J. Quinnell’s Man on Fire and The Perfect Kill, the first two books in Quinnell’s five-book series previously adapted to film in 2004 starring Denzel Washington and in 1987 in an Italian film of the same name. Director Steven Caple Jr. (Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts, Creed II) will direct episodes 1 and 2 of the latest incarnation and also serve as executive producer.