Netflix has released a trailer for its upcoming Japanese revenge thriller “Burn the House Down,” adapted from the manga series of the same name.
A revenge plot: Starring Mei Nagano, known for her roles in “My Love Story!” and “Hanbun, Aoi,” the show follows the journey of Anzu Murata, a young woman whose life is shattered when her family’s home is engulfed in flames, leading to her parents’ divorce. Convinced of her mother’s innocence in the fire, Anzu takes matters into her own hands and assumes the identity of a housekeeper, working for the enigmatic woman who married her father following the tragic incident. Anzu strives to collect evidence that will reveal the real cause of the devastating blaze.
Cast and creative team: “Burn the House Down” features an ensemble cast including “Roosevelt Game” star Asuka Kudo, Taishi Nakagawa from “Closest Love to Heaven,” “Alice in Borderland” actor Yuri Tsunematsu, Kie Kitano from “Sengoku Girl and Kendo Boy,” “First Love” actor Sakurako Konishi, Michiko Kichise from the “Liar Game” series, singer and actor Mitsuhiro Oikawa and veteran star Kyoka Suzuki.
It is co-directed by Yūichirō Hirakawa, known for his work on “The Memory Eraser” and the “The Promised Neverland,” another live-action adaption of a manga series, and Koji Shintoku, director of “Honey Lemon Soda.”
“Orange” screenwriter Arisa Kaneko penned the script, adapting it from the “Burn the House Down” 2017 manga series by Moyashi Fujisawa. Shinichi Takahashi from Netflix serves as an executive producer.
Release date: “Burn the House Down” will premiere globally on July 13.