Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to Star in Netflix Series ‘Man on Fire,’ Taking on Iconic Role from Denzel Washington’s 2004 Film

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    Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to Star in and Executive Produce Netflix’s “Man on Fire” Series

    Abdul-Mateen II, known for his Emmy-winning performance in HBO’s “Watchmen,” is set to star in and executive produce Netflix’s upcoming series, “Man on Fire.” The eight-episode drama is based on A.J. Quinnell’s novels and follows the story of John Creasy, a former Special Forces mercenary struggling with PTSD who seeks redemption but gets pulled back into intense conflict.

    The series will be directed by Steven Caple Jr., known for his work on “Creed II” and “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.” Kyle Killen, the showrunner and writer of the series, will be joined by a team of executive producers including Arnon Milchan, Peter Chernin, and Abdul-Mateen II himself.

    Abdul-Mateen II’s recent roles include reprising his character as Black Manta in “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” and starring in Marvel’s upcoming series “Wonder Man” for Disney+. His impressive resume also includes roles in “The Matrix Resurrections,” “Candyman,” and “Aquaman.”

    Caple, who made his directorial debut with “The Land” in 2016, has since worked on “Creed II” and “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.” The series promises to be a thrilling and action-packed ride, with a talented cast and crew at the helm.

    Fans of Abdul-Mateen II and Caple’s work can look forward to “Man on Fire,” which is sure to be a must-watch series on Netflix.