Death Note's creators did say that this would be the darkest iteration of the on-going story yet.
Further news to make fans cheer is today's announcement that original Ryuk voice actor Shidou Nakamura has signed on to provide the voice for this version too. Nakamura's tones are familiar to the Death Note fandom from the anime through to the earlier movies in the series: Death Note; Death Note II: The Last Name; and L: Change the World. Jun Fukushima took over for the TV drama.
All 0f this follows the previous news that Erika Todd will be returning to play Misa Amane ten years on.