The six-episode series is described as a character-driven spy thriller that explores complex family dynamics within the treacherous world of global espionage. It’s centered on David Jung (Daniel Dae 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 (Reina Hardesty), a deadly, sociopathic young agent assigned to kill him.
Executive producers include Ken Woodruff and Steph Cha; Daniel Dae Kim and John Cheng for 3AD; Stephen Christy and Ross Richie for BOOM! Studios; and Arash Amel for The Amel Company as well as Sakurai. Additionally, Adam Yoelin serves as Co-EP for BOOM! Studios. Butterfly is based on the Boom! Studios graphic novel series created by Arash Amel, written by Amel and Marguerite Bennett, and illustrated by Antonio Fuso and Stefano Simeone.
Kim’s production company, 3AD developed the series under their first-look deal with Amazon MGM Studios.
Sakurai is repped by 3 Arts, UTA and Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham.