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Netflix orders Game Of Thrones-esque samurai docu-drama series

(AV Club) — According to Deadline, Netflix is putting together a “docu-drama” about feudal Japan that it’s positioning as “a real-life Game Of Thrones.”

The Deadline story says the show will be called Age Of Samurai: Battle For Japan, and it will be about “the warring kingdoms of feudal Japan when several powerful warlords fought to become absolute ruler” with a particular focus on the story of Date Masamune—a “notorious samurai known as the ‘One-Eyed Dragon’” because he stabbed out his own eye after it became infected by smallpox when he was a child. He also apparently murdered his younger brother and “is thought to have been the inspiration for the design of Darth Vader’s iconic helmet.”


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