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Netflix Reveals Production, Lead Actor for Netflix Series 'The Days'

Netflix Reveals Production, Lead Actor for Netflix Series 'The Days'

THE DAYS, an original drama starring Koji Yakusho,  will depict the events of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster and is set for release in 2023.

The series is developed and produced by Jun Masumoto (Code Blue, Hadashi no Gen) and directed by Masaki Nishiura (Code Blue) who will team up with Hideo Nakata (the Ring series). 

This is the first Netflix project for Koji Yakusho who plays a character modeled after Masao Yoshida, the plant manager at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.


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.

Project Details:


Directed by: Masaki Nishiura, Hideo Nakata

Developed, Written, and Produced by: Jun Masumoto

Based on: “On the Brink: The Inside Story of Fukushima Daiichi” by Ryusho Kadota (published by Kadokawa Bunko)

Executive Producers: Hiroyuki Ikeda, Shinichi Takahashi 

Produced by: Daisuke Sekiguchi, Tomoki Masuko, Ryohei Takada

Starring: Koji Yakusho

Production: Warner Bros.Film, and Lyonesse