Netflix Orders ‘Man on Fire’ Series Adaptation of AJ Quinnell’s Thriller Novels


netflix is adapting the first two books from author AJ Quinell in an exciting new thriller series, Man on Fire. The eight-episode series is being written and executive produced by Fear Street’s Kyle Killen. We’ll be on top of everything you need to know about Man on Fire. Including the plot, cast, trailer, and Netflix release date.

Man on Fire is an upcoming Netflix Original thriller series written and produced by Kyle Killen and is based on the novels by author AJ Quinell. Killen previously worked on the Fear Street trilogy for Netflix and the television adaptation of the video game Halo.

Under its agreement with Netflix, Chernin Entertainment is represented by executive producers Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Bill McGoldrick and Juan Alfonso. New Regency Productions owns the intellectual property rights and is represented by executive producers Arnon Milchan, Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer.

Some may already be familiar with the work of AJ Quinell as Man on Fire It has already received two film adaptations, one in 2004, starring Denzel Washington as the lead, and the second in 1987 with Scott Glenn.

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Denzel Washington (left) and Scott Glenn (right) played the role of Creasy in their respective film adaptations.

What is the plot of Man on Fire?

The Man on Fire synopsis was obtained from IMDb of the 2004 film adaptation;

Hard drinking and exhausted ex-CIA agent John Creasy has given up on life until he is hired as a bodyguard to protect 9-year-old Pita Ramos. Little by little, Creasy begins to reclaim part of her soul, but when Pita is kidnapped, Creasy’s fiery fury is finally released and he will stop at nothing to save her as he undertakes a dangerous rescue mission fueled by revenge.

Who is in the cast of Man on Fire?

As of this writing, no cast members have been announced for the series.

What is the episode count?

There will be a total of eight episodes.

Runtimes have yet to be confirmed, but we would expect each episode to have approximate runtimes between 45-60 minutes.

Which is the Man on Fire production status?

Official production status: Treatment (Last update: 03/30/2023)

The project is still in the early days of development and very little is known at this point.

According to reports, at least the filming will take place in Milan, Italy.

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