If the final season of Game of Thrones and its divisive conclusion left behind a gaping hole, never fear - Netflix is here to fill the void. Netflix is developing a new medieval drama series, hailed as the "real life Game of Thrones" by Deadline.
The streaming heavyweight has commissioned the new docu-drama series, Age of Samurai: Battle For Japan. The show is tipped to be a historically-accurate portrayal of feudal Japan's "Game of Thrones"-esque conflict, with warring kingdoms and a cast of murderous warlords.
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The series is said to be a co-production with Smithsonian Canada.
The new Netflix project will reportedly focus on Date Masamune, a notorious samurai known as the "One-Eyed Dragon", Deadline reports. His fierce epithet allegedly came after he cut out his own eye as a child after it became infected with smallpox.
Power-hungry Masamune is also said to have murdered his younger brother, and wore a signature helmet believed to have inspired the Darth Vadar's iconic headwear in Star Wars.
The visual style will honour Japanese art and graphic noir novels, with a unique take on cinematography.
Filming is underway in the US, Canada and Japan. The release date for Age of Samurai: Battle For Japan is currently unknown, but multiple media outlets have said the samurai showdown will air later this year.