A BBC co-production by the name of Giri/Haji is reportedly coming to Netflix around the world in January 2020 shortly after its BBC release in the United Kingdom. Here’s what we know so far.
You may not have heard of this show yet and you’d be forgiven as its flown under most radars thus far. It was first announced that production had begun on the new series back in December 2018.
The series is both a Netflix co-production that sees UK broadcaster the BBC join the venture. It’s been streaming in full on BBC iPlayer since October 2019. It’s among the many Netflix shows co-produced with the BBC including notable hits such as Peaky Blinders and the upcoming Dracula series.
The ambitious series that consists of 8 episodes is split between London and Tokyo. It sees a detective from Tokyo head to London to find his brother who is suspected to be involved with the Yakuza.
Among the stars for the show include Sophia Brown (Beauty and the Beast), Kelly Macdonald (Black Mirror), Yôsuke Kubozuka (Silence, Go), Will Sharpe (Flowers) and Takehiro Hira.
No official release date for Netflix has been announced just yet. Although, as per other BBC co-productions it’s likely to come to Netflix soon after it wraps up on the BBC.
2020 is the only release date listed for Netflix so far but we’re currently expecting it to be one of the first Netflix Original releases of the year.
Thanks to Eiji Mihara who appears in the show who informs us that season 1 of Giri/Haji is due to release on Netflix around the world (excluding the UK, see below) in January 2020.
GIRI /HAJI is back tonight at 9pm BBC2 and Netflix on January 2020!
Always at BBC iplayer! https://t.co/JxF8SUNQsC pic.twitter.com/xCc1atxOTm
— Eiji Mihara (@EijiMihara2013) October 24, 2019
When will Giri / Haji be on Netflix in the United Kingdom?
As with other co-productions with the BBC and Netflix, it will eventually find itself on Netflix in the UK too. At the moment you have to wait around a year meaning we’re not expecting it to be available until at least 2021.
The good news is that Ofcom gave the go-ahead for BBC iPlayer to preserve shows on the catch-up platform for longer meaning that’s your best location on watching season 1 of Giri / Haji.
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