Killing Eve star Jodie Comer’s breakthrough drama 13 is being tailored in Japan by Tokai Tv Broadcasting, which is often known as Tokai TV.
The format deal represents the primary direct settlement of its variety between BBC Studios, which initially made 13 for BBC Three in 2016, and Tokai TV. The businesses have beforehand labored collectively on an Orphan Black remake.
The kidnap thriller will likely be written by Ichi scribe Taeko Asano and can star Nanami Sakuraba within the lead position, initially performed by Emmy Award-winner Comer. 13 will likely be proven on Fuji TV Nationwide Community throughout Japan on June 6.
Jodie Comer in ‘13’
The drama facilities on a younger lady who escapes the clutches of her kidnapper after 13 years being held captive. It follows her story as she tries piecing again collectively the model of household life that existed earlier than her ordeal.
Keisuke Tohyama, a producer at Tokai TV, mentioned: “Remaking 13 is a major step for us, as we will likely be exploring taking native variations of unique British drama to Japanese audiences to satisfy their altering viewing habits and to discover extra enterprise alternatives.
“Our direct partnership with BBC Studios offers us one step additional and we consider that this thriller will likely be one other nice success, giving chills down the spines of many Japanese viewers. We received’t allow you to go to mattress with out watching this present on Saturdays.“
The remake follows BBC Studios brokering a take care of Korean subscription community JTBC to adapt Abi Morgan’s BBC and Sundance TV drama The Cut up.