After the success of the movie, Netflix believes in the success of the “Journalist” show
Netflix has set a release date for the Netflix series The Journalist, a series planned and produced jointly by Star Sands and Netflix. The Journalist is scheduled for a worldwide release only on Netflix on January 13, 2022.
The Journalist is an adaptation of the hit movie of the same name, released theatrically in 2019 which was a huge hit with audiences garnering a great deal of attention by confronting Japanese political crimes and scandals of recent years. With its shocking tackling of societal taboos, thrilling developments, and stylish visuals, the film won awards in three major categories at the 43rd Japan Academy Awards, including Best Picture of the Year, as well as many other film awards.
Ryoko Yonekura (Doctor X, Legal V) plays the protagonist Anna Matsuda, a Toto Newspaper reporter known as the “maverick of news media,” who strives to expose issues in modern Japanese society. Michihito Fujii (The Journalist (film), Day and Night) is set to direct this new series.
In The Journalist, most reporters are quick to play nice with government officials for fear of losing special access to higher-up news sources, Anna Matsuda was not one of them. She took her duty as a journalist seriously, and never shied away from a story. When it becomes clear that the government is involved in a massive cover-up of some kind, Matsuda starts picking up the pieces to try and expose the truth. As the case unravels, we see how far, wide and deep officials go to craft their own version of the truth, using the media to suit their needs. Matsuda’s relentless dedication moves a handful who are privy to insider intel to speak up in an attempt to end the perverse cycle of misinformation and corruption.
Go Ayano, Ryusei Yokohama, Hidetaka Yoshioka, and Shinobu Terajima are also part of the cast.