Tokyo Trial (miniseries)
Tokyo Trial promotional poster
|Written by||Rob W. King|
Kees van Beijnum
|Directed by||Pieter Verhoeff|
Rob W. King
|Narrated by||Stacy Keach|
|Country of origin||Japan|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||4|
|Executive producer(s)||Don Carmody|
Hans de Weers
|Editor(s)||Daryl K. Davis|
|Running time||45 minutes|
Don Carmody Television
|Distributor||NHK (Japan only)|
|Original release||12 December –|
15 December 2016
Tokyo Trial is a Japanese four-part historical drama miniseries that depicts the International Military Tribunal for the Far East. The series was co-directed by Pieter Verhoeff and Rob W. King, and produced by Japanese public broadcaster NHK in a co-production with FATT Productions of the Netherlands and Don Carmody Television of Canada.
Tokyo Trial premiered on NHK in Japan on 12 December 2016. Thereafter, it was made available on the NHK On-Demand VoD service and subsequently by Netflix. Overseas, the series premiered in 190 countries on Netflix in December 2016. The Netflix broadcast of the series includes subtitles in 20 languages.
- Tim Ahern as Major General Myron C. Cramer (United States)
- Paul Freeman as The Honourable Lord William D. Patrick (United Kingdom)
- Serge Hazanavicius as Henri Bernard (France)
- Marcel Hensema as Professor Bert V.A. Röling (Netherlands)
- Jonathan Hyde as President Sir William Webb (Australia)
- Irrfan Khan as Radhabinod Pal (India)
- Stephen McHattie as Edward Stuart McDougall (Canada)
- David Tse as Mei Ju-ao (China)
- Julian Wadham as Sir Erima H. Northcroft (New Zealand)
- Bert Matias as Colonel Delfín Jaranilla (Philippines)
- Kestutis Stasys Jakstas as Major General I.M. Zaryanov (Soviet Union)
- William Hope as John P. Higgins (United States)
- Stacy Keach as the narrator
- Michael Ironside as General Douglas MacArthur
- Hadewych Minis as Eta Harich-Schneider
- Shinya Tsukamoto as Michio Takeyama
The miniseries was proposed by Japanese public broadcaster NHK. The company signed a co-production deal with FATT Productions. At the OMDC’s International Financing Forum at TIFF 2013, NHK and FATT officials discussed co-producing the series with Don Carmody Television. Netflix gained streaming rights for the series by providing financing through Don Carmody Television. Indian actor Irrfan Khan joined the cast in December 2014. The series marked the web series debut of Irrfan Khan.
The series was filmed in Japan and Lithuania in 2015.
Awards and nominations
|2017||45th International Emmy Awards||Best TV Movie/Mini-Series||N/A||Nominated|||
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- 2017 International Emmy® Awards Nominees