Butterfly, the graphic novel written by Arash Amel and Marguerite Bennet with art by Antonio Fuso and Stefano Simeone, is getting a TV series adaptation. It was initially announced as being in development in February 2023 and now Prime Video has upgraded it to a series order from Daniel Dae Kim’s 3AD and BOOM! Studios, the publisher behind the book.

Butterfly is a character-driven spy thriller that explores complex family dynamics within the treacherous world of global espionage,” BOOM!’s description states. “It centers on David Jung, an enigmatic, highly unpredictable former US intelligence operative living in South Korea, whose life is blown to pieces when the consequences of an impossible decision from his past come back to haunt him, and he finds himself pursued by Rebecca, a deadly, sociopathic young agent assigned to kill him.”

Kim will star in the six-episode series, Ken Woodruff (The Mentalist) is the co-creator and showrunner alongside novelist Steph Cha (Your House Will Pay). Those three will serve as executive producers, along with John Cheng for 3AD, Stephen Christy and Ross Richie for BOOM!, and Arash Amel for The Amel Company. Kim’s production company, 3AD, developed the series under their first look deal with Amazon.