Netflix’s Death Note Series is based on the famous Japanese manga Death Note, written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. It follows the journey of a high schooler who stumbles upon a supernatural notebook, realizing it holds within it a great power
On slowly learning that the possession of this mysterious book grants the owner incredible power of death. If the owner inscribes someone’s name into it while picturing their face, he or she will die. Intoxicated with his new godlike abilities, the young man begins to kill those he deems unworthy of life.
The first trailer that was out in March showed off the Ryuk funny member of Shinigami. This latest extended version of the trailer gives us a first look at detective L (played by Lakeith Stanfield), the guy who wants to hunt down Kira.
L goes on to make a public announcement to the public that “The Killer has taken credit for over 400 deaths, although we do not know how he kills his victims, he is not some omnipotent force. He’s a person like you and me”
Then next we get a brief shot of L and Light meeting each other at someplace, maybe a bar. (That soon though?)
This trailer also provides a better look at Willem DaFoe’s version of Ryuk. In Death Note, a human who possesses the titular journal has the power to kill anyone whose name and face they know. After finding the Death Note, a high school student named Light begins killing people he sees as evil under the name of Kira.
In this new trailer, we also get our first look at Mia (played by Margaret Qualley), who will be taking on an adapted version of Misa Amane. In the anime, Misa is a Kira-obsessed Death Note holder herself, though it’s unclear if Mia will also possess this power.
In the anime version of Death Note, L is a highly skilled detective whose true identity is unknown. Much of the original show focused on a high-stakes game of wits between L and Light, with Light trying to avoid capture, and L attempting to discover the identity of Kira.
The move will be premiering this August, along with Defenders and other fun stuff coming to Netflix. For more information, stay tuned to this page.