New BBC crime drama Giri/Haji 'could be the next Peaky Blinders' 9 months ago

New BBC crime drama Giri/Haji 'could be the next Peaky Blinders'

Giri/Haji is the crime drama guaranteed to dominate your autumn TV viewing schedule.

Produced by the team behind Chernobyl, the highest ever rating TV show on IMDB currently, the upcoming series is set in both Japan and the UK.

An eight-part series, it follows Kenzo, a detective living in Toyko who travels to London in an attempt to find his estranged brother who has been reported missing.

However, once in London, Kenzo finds himself helping with a murder case and strikes up a close bond with Sarah, a detective on the Met police force, which could have serious repercussions for his marriage.

Takehiro Hira plays Kenzo while Kelly MacDonald, a familiar face to fans of Boardwalk Empire, takes on the role of Sarah.

Speaking about Giri/Haji, screenwriter Joe Barton said:

"Developing this show with Sister Pictures, Netflix, and the BBC has been an amazing creative experience and now I’m incredibly excited to see it come to life with such a diverse and brilliant cast and crew. They’re all ridiculously talented which has the added bonus of making me look better. Which was my goal all along, frankly".

Casting for the show was first announced back in August 2018, it's due to air on BBC 2 soon before becoming available on Netflix later this year.

It's even been compared to Peaky Blinders and that's a pretty big show of approval when all's said and done.

Main image via Twitter: BBC Press Office