Japanese actor Masaki Suda has announced his intention to join the cast of the Netflix series Parasyte: The Grey. According to the official Netflix Japan Instagram account on April 12, Suda would make a surprise appearance as Shinichi Izumii in the series, information accompanied by a photo of his participation in the filming.

After reflecting on his participation in the project based on the famous Japanese version of Parasyte, Suda expressed both joy and surprise, saying: “I’m currently watching ‘Hellbound,’ so being able to participate in Yeon Sang Ho’s work has brought me both joy and amazement. The chance to play Shinichi Izumi, a character I read about in elementary school, excited me.”

Masaki Suda talks about his role in “Parasyte: The Grey” K-Selection

As for his first foray into Kdramas, Suda said  » For filming, the atmosphere was not much different from that of Japan, but I was moved by the unique system that only Director Yeon could implement. CGI was very present, so before filming we were shown animations to visualize the scenes and right after we quickly reviewed the drafts to check integration. This experience allowed me to realize how popular Korean series were.”

 » My participation in the original work “Parasyte” as a member of the Japanese cast gives me great pleasure. Since the series reflects contemporary society, I can’t wait to see how it resonates. For me, it goes beyond mere fantasy, and I can’t wait to see the reaction of the global audience. » He added.

Parasyte The Gray

Starring Jeon So Nee, Koo Kyo Hwan, Lee Jung Hyun, Kwon Hae Hyo and Kim In Kwon in lead roles, the series Parasyte: The Gray revolves around a dedicated team, formed to fight parasitic beings who seek to use humans as hosts. Premiering on April 5, the series topped Netflix’s non-English TV series rankings in its first week.