Netflix has commissioned a new Japanese original drama, House Of Ninjas, which tells the story of the last of these warriors to remain active in modern times.
Dave Boyle is directing the series, which will fuse spy elements of ninjas taking on top secret missions with a family drama about a group of colorful family members.
Set in modern Japan, the series tells the story of the Tawara family, the last ninja family that had abandoned its roots after a certain incident in the past, who must take on the greatest crisis in Japanese history that threatens to shake the nation to its core.
Boyle will also write the series, alongside Masahiro Yamaura, Kota Oura and Kanna Kimura, which is based on a story by Kento Kaku, Yoshiaki Murao and Takafumi Imai.
Kanbe Akira will produce for Toho Studio, while Yoshihiro Sato will executive produce for Netflix. Kaku also heads the cast, alongside Yosuke Eguchi, with the series set to premiere in 2024.
Netflix has been rapidly expanding its Japanese content offering in recent months, unveiling a large slate of new series and films across both live action and anime in November and striking a multi-content partnership with Nippon TV, which most recently saw the streamer pick up a range of anime titles for non-exclusive global streaming. In March, Netflix also acquired Old Enough! from Nippon TV, building on the deal they struck in November 2021, which saw the streamer pick up 30 series from the Japanese network for its Asian subscribers.
In October, Netflix also partnered with Japan’s Tokyo Broadcasting System to bring two of its drama series – Japan Sinks: People Of Hope and Let’s Get Divorced – and a reboot of romance-themed reality show The Future Diary, to global audiences.