Apple TV+ lands Drops of God
January 24, 2023
By Nik Roseveare
Apple TV+ has announced an eight-episode acquisition of new multilingual French-Japanese drama Drops of God from Legendary Entertainment, adapted from the best-selling Japanese manga series of the same name created and written by Tadashi Agi, with artwork by Shu Okimoto and published by Kodansha.
Drops of God finds the world of gastronomy and fine wines in mourning as Alexandre Léger, creator of the famous Léger Wine Guide and emblematic figure in oenology, has just passed away at his home in Tokyo at the age of 60. He leaves behind a daughter, Camille, who lives in Paris and hasn’t seen her father since her parents separated when she was nine years old. When Camille flies to Tokyo and Léger’s will is read, she discovers that her father has left her an extraordinary wine collection. But, to claim the inheritance, Camille must compete with a brilliant young oenologist, Issei Tomine, who her father took under his wing and is referred to in Léger’s will as his ‘spiritual son’. But is his connection to Issei only spiritual?
Drops of God stars Fleur Geffrier as Camille Léger and Tomohisa Yamashita as Issei Tomine. The series is produced by Les Productions Dynamic in association with 22H22 and Adline Entertainment. Written by series creator Quoc Dang Tran, executive produced by Klaus Zimmermann and directed by Oded Ruskin, Drops of God will premiere globally later this year on Apple TV+ (excluding Japan). The series is presented in partnership with France Télévisions and Hulu Japan.