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Hulu Japan first original series

Hulu Japan, the localised version of the online streaming service, is to produce a Japanese version of German drama format The Last Cop.

The production represents Hulu Japan’s first foray into original content production.  Remake rights were acquired by Nippon TV, parent company of Hulu Japan, from Germany’s Red Arrow International.

The new version will star Toshiaki Karasawa as a detective who wakes in 2015 after being in a coma for 30 years.

“This is an important new phase for Hulu, providing our users with an even greater range of entertainment content,“ commented Kazufumi Nagasawa, chief content officer of HJ Holdings, the Nippon TV subsidiary that controls Hulu Japan. “We are planning to premier more foreign content on our service and we look forward to producing more original remakes of foreign shows and collaborating with the terrestrial broadcast business to maximise each show’s value.”

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