Yasutaka Tsutsui's 1993 novel Paprika will become a live-action series, Deadline reported. The techno-thriller was originally published in installments in Marie Claire magazine, chronicling a psychotherapist who infiltrates the dreams of her patients to treat mental illnesses. Her colleague invents a device to streamline the process, which is ultimately stolen, allowing the thief to enter anyone’s dream and control their mind.
Paprika has already been adapted into both a manga and an animated film in the early 2000s.
Cathy Yan will executive produce and direct the live-action series for Amazon Studios and Hivemind. Additional producers on the project include Rewild’s Ash Sarohi, as well as Masi Oka and Hivemind’s Jason F. Brown.
Yan was recently nominated for her first Emmy award. Her first time directing a TV show, she was nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for an episode of Succession entitled “The Disruption.”
In other entertainment news, Avatar has announced its return to theaters with a new trailer.
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