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Piper Perabo Joins Daniel Dae Kim Amazon Spy Series ‘Butterfly’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Piper Perabo has been cast in the upcoming Amazon Prime Video spy series “Butterfly,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Perabo joins previously announced series lead Daniel Dae Kim in the series along with cast members Reina Hardesty, Park Hae-soo, Kim Tae-hee, and Nayoon Kim. The show was originally ordered to series in May 2023 with a six-episode order.

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“Butterfly” is based on the BOOM! Studios graphic novel of the same name created by Arash Amel, written by Amel and Marguerite Bennett, and illustrated by Antonio Fuso and Stefano Simeone. Per the official logline, the series is “centered on David Jung (Kim), 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 (Hardesty), a deadly, sociopathic young agent assigned to kill him.”

Perabo will star as Juno, described as a “a brilliant, formidable, Machiavellian woman. Once upon a time, she was an idealistic lawyer, but she has since come to the conclusion that she needs power and money to get anything done in this world. Now the CEO of an intelligence company, she is willing to do whatever needs to be done to protect her organization. She’s also a mother with a complicated relationship with her adult son, who works for her company. She’s not unfeeling, but she sees her softer emotions as vulnerabilities, and will often tamp them down when they conflict with her goals.”

Perabo previously earned a Golden Globe nomination for her role in the USA Network spy drama series “Covert Affairs,” which aired for five seasons. Perabo’s recent TV roles include appearances on both “Yellowstone” and “Billions,” as well as shows like “The Big Leap” and “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.” She also co-starred with Idris Elba in the Netflix series “Turn Up Charlie.” Her film roles include “Looper,” “The Prestige,” “Coyote Ugly,” and “Cheaper by the Dozen.”

Perabo is repped by Gersh, MGMT Entertainment, and Goodman Genow.

Ken Woodruff and novelist Steph Cha are the co-creators and executive producers on “Butterfly,” with Woodruff also set to serve as showrunner. Daniel Dae Kim will executive produce along with John Cheng under their 3AD banner, which is currently under a first-look TV deal at Amazon MGM Studios. Stephen Christy and Ross Richie of BOOM! Studios also executive produce along with and Amel via The Amel Company. Adam Yoelin serves as co-executive producer for BOOM! Studios. Kitao Sakuri will direct the first two episodes of the series.

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