Obata Takeshi, illustrator of ‘Death Note‘, revealed that there is a TV show in the works that will be aired on NTV starting in July.
It features an original story and a new cast, so I bet people will react rationally and sanely to the casting decisions.
Honestly though, how can they fuck this up? This is basically tailor-made to be a TV series, and they already have a template for creating the shinigami from the movies.
This is also why people like me should never be in charge of anything important.