Cameras are reportedly underway in North America and Canada for Age Of Samurai: Battle For Japan according to Deadline‘s Peter White. The upcoming mult-episodic docudrama hails from the SVOD service in association with Blue Ant Media-run Smithsonian Canada, and Canadian producer Cream Productions (PBS’ The Dictator’s Playbook, ID series BTK: A Killer Among Us and Fear Thy Neighbor).
Billed as real-life ‘Game Of Thrones’, Age Of Samurai: Battle For Japan aims to explore a time when several powerful warlords fought to become absolute ruler. White’s report cites the central focus of the docudrama will chronicle Date Masamune, “a notorious samurai known as the ‘One-Eyed Dragon’ who fought alongside the three founding fathers of Japan – warlords who led fierce armies of samurai against each other to unite the nation 400 years ago…”
Simon George (Nat Geo’s Origins: The Journey of Humankind, History’s Barbarians Rising and Showtime doc Pariah: The Lives and Deaths of Sonny Liston) will executive produce next to Cream CEO and co-founder David Brady, President Kate Harrison and senior production exec Matthew Booi.