eOne Takes On WWII Miniseries Tokyo Trial


Entertainment One (eOne) has secured the worldwide distribution rights for the miniseries Tokyo Trial, depicting the post-WWII trial of Pacific War criminals by the international military tribunal for the Far East.

The four-part historical drama re-creates the trial that began in 1946, combining authentic trial footage with dramatic enactments based on true events. Immediately following WWII, 11 judges from allied nations were called to Tokyo to engage in a landmark trial that would determine the outcome for 28 Pacific military and political leaders who were charged as war criminals. Based on an original idea by NHK, the limited series was co-directed by Pieter Verhoeff (The Moving True Story of a Woman Ahead of Her Time) and Rob W. King (Something More, Hungry Hills).

Tokyo Trial is produced by Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK of Japan), FATT (Netherlands) and Don Carmody Television (Canada) in association with Netflix. Originally commissioned by NHK in Japan and Netflix globally, the miniseries launched last year.