Moyashi Fujisawa’s “Burn the House Down” is the latest hit Japanese manga to be adapted into a live-action series by Netflix.
Mei Nagano will take on the role of Anzu Murata, a young woman who manages to infiltrate the lives of the wealthy Mitarai family as their housekeeper. At the house, she meets Mr. Mitarai’s second wife Makiko Mitarai, played by Kyoka Suzuki, and slowly begins to unravel the mystery behind a devastating fire that changed her life 13 years ago. The series will be both Murata and Suzuki’s first Netflix project.
Director Yuichiro Hirakawa (“The Promised Neverland,” “Group Demotion”) helms the upcoming series, joined by screenwriter Arisa Kaneko, executive producer Shinichi Takahashi and producer Kei Haruna.
The series follows a number of live-action adaptations Netflix has previously released, including the highly anticipated “Cowboy Bebop” series that was canceled shortly after its premiere.
Another failed live-action adaptation for the hit anime and manga “Death Note” was previously released in 2017. The streaming giant revealed earlier this month that another attempt at a live-action “Death Note” is in the works, with “Stranger Things” creators Matt and Ross Duffer tapped to join the production.
“Burn the House Down” is expected to premiere sometime in 2023.
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