Netflix has revealed that Koji Yakusho will star in its upcoming drama titled, ‘THE DAYS’. The plot will tell the story of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster. It is set to stream in 2023.
This is Koji Yakusho’s first Netflix project and will see him play a character based on Masao Yoshida, the power plant’s manager at the time of the disaster.
It is based on the 2012 book ‘On the Brink: The Inside Story of Fukushima Daiichi’ by Ryusho Kadota.
According to the official description of the show:
“Based on meticulous research, this eight-episode series is a multi-layered drama that depicts the accident from three different perspectives in great detail.
“This is the true story of seven intense days, showing what really 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.”
‘THE DAYS’ will be developed, written, and produced by Jun Masumoto, and directed by Masaki Nishiura and Hideo Nakata.