Netflix orders The Gray Man sequel and spin-off
July 26, 2022
By Nik Roseveare
Following the successful release of The Gray Man on Netflix, where it debuted as the #1 movie in 92 countries, Netflix has unveiled plans for the property to become a major spy franchise.
A sequel to The Gray Man, based on the best-selling book series by Mark Greaney, is already in development with star Ryan Gosling and co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo set to return. The Russos and AGBO’s Mike Larocca will produce along with Joe Roth and Jeffrey Kirschenbaum for Roth Kirschenbaum Films.
Meanwhile, a spin-off movie, written by celebrated screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese (Deadpool, Zombieland) is set to explore a different element of The Gray Man universe, which is being kept under wraps for the time being.
The Russos commented: “The audience reaction to The Gray Man has been nothing short of phenomenal. We are so appreciative of the enthusiasm that fans across the world have had for this film. With so many amazing characters in the movie, we had always intended for The Gray Man to be part of an expanded universe, and we are thrilled that Netflix is announcing a sequel with Ryan, as well as a second script that we’re excited to talk about soon.”
Scott Stuber, Head of Global Film at Netflix, added:“With The Gray Man, the Russos delivered an edge-of-your-seat spectacle that audiences around the world are loving. We’re excited to continue to partner with them and the team at AGBO as they build out The Gray Man universe.”