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Netflix’s Japanese drama threatens to end The Squid Game’s reign


The series created by Hwang Dong-hyuk was one of the most important launched on the streaming platform. As he prepares for his second season, there is another oriental production that could dethrone him.

© IMDbThe series will launch next Thursday.

Thanks to netflix, productions from all over the world are reaching different parts of the planet and causing a stir in ways one could not imagine with traditional television. This was the case with Dark of Germany, money theft from Spain, Who killed Sarah? in Mexico and The squid game in South Korea. From now on, a production from Japan has everything to become the new sensation of the platform of Diffusion.

Last year, Asian productions gained popularity thanks to series created by Hwang Dong-hyukwhich became a hit and broke all records, being viewed by 142 million unique accounts in its first month on netflix. Thus, it has overtaken brands of productions such as Bridgerton and the above Who killed Sarah?which had been the most-watched foreign-language premiere from its debut until this gory Korean drama.

Now the platform has a premiere that could become the new Asian sensation. is about The journalistwhich will be launched in the service of Diffusion next Thursday. This series is a redo of the Japanese film released in 2019 that he directed Michihito Fujii (who will come back to this production of then)i and received three awards from Japanese Film Academy, including Best Picture. On this occasion, the story will take place in the same place but none of the characters will be taken from the original feature film.

The journalist is a drama with elements of a thriller centered on a journalist from the Toto Diary who has unorthodox mechanisms when it comes to work, who insists on “To expose the problems of modern Japanese society”as dictated by the official synopsis of netflix. The plot will unfold over ten episodes that will make up its first season, with an estimated duration that will average 50 minutes.

What is the future of The Squid Game

After the resounding success he had The squid game, fans had to wait for a while until the arrival of the second season was confirmed. Despite the open ending that left Gi-hun ready to return to the island where the challenges were taking place to overthrow this organization, from netflix They remained silent on the possibility of seeing a sequel. The one responsible for confirming that there will be a second (and possibly third) season was the series creator, who spoke with Korea Timetables after making sure that other episodes would be made: “I am in dialogue with netflix on the second season, as well as on the third. We will come to a conclusion shortly”.

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