The Netflix adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba (Writer) and Takeshi Obata‘s (Illustrator) incredibly popular manga Death Note continues amist the white washing controversy with a second trailer that explores more of the series plot and characters. Adam Wingard (Blair Witch, You’re Next) heads up the series that stars Nat Wolfe as Light Turner and William Dafoe as the Death God Ryuk. Check it out below.
Here’s the series official synopsis:
What if you had the power to decide who lives and who dies? We suggest you obey the rules. Based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Death Note follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook, realizing it holds within it a great power; 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.
It’s pretty easy to see how things can go horribly wrong fairly quickly with that much power. Will you be checking out this new series when it hits Netflix on August 25th?