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[07/23/18 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 23
Updates include: Kelly Macdonald to star in Netflix's "Giri/Haji"; Sela Ward joins the cast of "FBI" at CBS; and Luke Baines tapped for Freeform's "Shadowhunters."

[05/04/17 - 02:01 PM]
Netflix Commissions "Giri/Haji" with BBC One
From Joe Barton comes an original eight-part series about a middle-aged Tokyo detective who travels to London in search of his wayward younger brother.







GIRI/HAJI (NETFLIX)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
5/4/17 - 7/23/18
STATUS:
currently in development (2019-2020 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
eight episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from Netflix's press release, May 2017) A Tokyo detective travels to London to look for his long lost younger brother, now involved with the Yakuza (Japanese mob) and wanted for the murder of a Japanese businessman. With the help of a young Japanese-British hustler who helps the detective navigate London, the mystery continues to unravel. His family's honour, and the fragile peace between the warring gangs back in Tokyo, is at stake. Giri/Haji is Japanese for "Duty/Shame."
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Kelly Macdonald as Sarah
CREW INFORMATION:
· Chris Fry as EP
· Jane Featherstone as EP
· Joe Barton as CRTR/EP
· Julian Farino as DIR (Pilot)
· Piers Wenger as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· BBC Worldwide Productions
· Sister Pictures