Netflix announces cast, production and release date for upcoming series The Days
The drama starring Koji Yakusho will depict the events of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster
The Days, the upcoming Netflix series, is set to release in 2023. The drama stars Koji Yakusho and it will depict the events of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster.
The series is developed and produced by Jun Masumoto (Code Blue, Hadashi no Gen) and directed by Masaki Nishiura (Code Blue).
This is the first Netflix project for Koji Yakusho, who plays a character modelled after Masao Yoshida, the plant manager at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
According to the streaming platform, the eight-episode series is a multi-layered drama that depicts the accident from three different perspectives in great detail. The story is inspired by On the Brink: The Inside Story of Fukushima Daiichi by Ryusho Kadota. The series reflects on seven intense days, showing what happened on that day and at that place from the viewpoints of the government, the corporation, and the people who risked their lives on-site, and in doing so coming closer to the truth.