We're learning more about the 'Parasite' TV series that was announced last year.

While it initially looked like the show was going to be a remake of the four-time Oscar-winning movie, it seems that that is not the case. But the movie will share the same world as 'Parasite'.

Adam McKay, whose past credits include 'Step Brothers', 'The Big Short' and 'Vice', spoke about the series on Josh Horowitz’s Happy Sad Confused podcast.

A year after it was announced, McKay confirmed that the series is "chugging full speed ahead."

He also said: "It’s an original series.

"It’s in the same universe as the feature, but it’s an original story that lives in that same world."

McKay did not confirm any cast members in the show, though previously it was runoured Mark Ruffalo was being eyed for the lead.

He did confirm that the script for the first episode of the series is complete.

He also spoke about working with Bong Joon-Ho, the director and co-writer of the original 'Parasite', on the series.

"We’re just having the best time," McKay said. "We’ve just staffed up with an incredible writers’ room.

"I basically outlined the series with director Bong during the quarantine, with him overseeing."

He also said of working with Bong: "Occasionally in life, you get very lucky, and for me to get to work anywhere near director Bong’s orbit — usually, when I hear people say ‘I’m honored,’ it sounds like bullshit to me, but I’m legitimately honored.

"And having a blast."

Both McKay and Bong have earned Academy Awards for writing - Bong for 'Parasite', and McKay for 'The Big Short'

'Parasite' also earned the Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director and Best International Feature at the 2020 Oscars.