The Daniel Dae Kim-led Spy Thriller "Butterfly" is in the works at Amazon

The Daniel Dae Kim-led Spy Thriller "Butterfly" is in the works at Amazon ...

Daniel Dae Kim is expected to direct and star in a series adaptation of the graphic novel Butterfly, according to our sister website Variety.

The project, which is currently being developed by Prime Video, is described as a character-driven spy thriller. "David Jung (Kim), an enigmatic, highly unpredictable former US intelligence officer living in South Korea, who is blown to pieces when the consequences of an impossible decision from his past come back to haunt him," according to the official logline.

Ken Woodruff (The Mentalist) and Steph Cha, both of whom will serve as executive producers, will produce under his 3AD brand, which currently has a first-look TV deal with Amazon.

"We've come up with a compelling series with truly unique characters, and having it be a foreign story set in Korea makes it even more meaningful to me," Kim said in a statement. "3AD is proud to have this be its first collaboration with Amazon Studios."

Arash Amel's graphic novel (which was first published by BOOM! Studios in 2015) was illustrated by Antonio Fuso and Stefano Simeone.

Kim is best known for playing Jin-Soo Kwan in ABC's Lost, but has also starred in other series such as Hawaii Five-0, The Andromeda Strain, The Hot Zone, and others. He has also lent his voice to The Legend of Korra and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.