- Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire, Black Mirror) to star in Giri/Haji, an eight part series that will air on the BBC in the UK and internationally via Netflix.
- Plot summary: A middle-aged Tokyo detective goes to London to seek out his wayward brother, who is believed to be posing as a member of the Yakuza and wanted for murder.
- Macdonald will play a London-based policewoman and forensics lecturer who forms an unlikely friendship with the detective.
- The series will be shot in the UK and Toyko, in English & Japanese, and is described as a dark, character-driven crime story.
- Macdonald's other upcoming projects include Puzzle and Holmes and Watson.
Always happy to see BE alumni getting work, hopefully it's good.