Japanese drama series ‘The Journalist’ is one of the most anticipated Netflix releases of January 2022. It is a TV adaptation of the Japanese movie of the same name, which was released in 2019. The movie itself is loosely based on the 2017 book of the same name by Isoko Mochizuki. Fujii Michihito, the director of the movie, has also helmed the series. The Journalist will be the first Japanese feature to debut on Netflix in 2022. As things stand today, it is one of the biggest Japanese releases on the streamer in 2022. Here’s everything you need to know about its release date and other details.
The Journalist Season 1 Release Date on Netflix
The Journalist season 1 is arriving on Netflix on Thursday, Jan 13, 2021. Check the official poster released by the streamer.
What is the plot of The Journalist?
The Netflix summary of the series read,
A dedicated journalist doggedly pursues the truth about a government corruption scandal even as powerful enemies seek to neutralize her reporting.
In the drama series, Ryoko Yonekura (Doctor X, Legal V) plays the protagonist Anna Matsuda, a Toto Newspaper reporter known as the ‘maverick of news media’, who aims to expose issues in modern Japanese society. Watch the trailer here:
Who stars in The Journalist Season 1? Cast members
Here’s the full list of the cast members of The Journalist Season 1:
- Ryoko Yonekura as Matsuda Anna
- Go Ayano as Murakami Shinichi
- Ryusei Yokohama as Kinoshita Ryo
- Hidetaka Yoshioka as Suzuki Kazuya
- Shinobu Terajima as Suzuki Mayumi
- Mitsuru Fukikoshi
- Tomorowo Taguchi
- Koji Ohkura
- Tetsushi Tanaka
- Masato Hagiwara
- Tokio Emoto
- Kaho Tsuchimura
- Karin Ono
- Jun Hashimoto
- Yusuke Santamaria
- Shiro Sano
How many episodes are there in ‘The Journelist’ season 1?
The first season of the Japanese thriller drama series has 10 episodes, with each episode having an approximate run time of 50 minutes.
The movie released in 2019 was a major hit in the country. It received critical acclaim and attention for addressing modern Japanese political crimes and scandals. It won awards in three major categories at the 43rd Japan Academy Awards, including Best Picture of the Year. The movie also won several other cinema awards.