The Grudge franchise is coming back earlier this year with a sadly terrible movie. But, like most horror franchises, it’s not quite dead yet. Netflix has created a new Japanese original series based on the franchise which is called Ju-On: Origins, and they’ve released the first trailer for the series.
The official synopsis for Ju-On: Origins reads:
“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?”
It looks like a fun series, and it’ll be exciting to see how this new story will bind into the broader mythology of the feature movies, or if it even will. This series could just tell a story, which might be the best way to go. After all, the connection of the Ju-On and Grudge franchise is kinda confused and complex anyway.
Ju-On: Origins will be released on Netflix on July 3, 2020!