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Takuya Kimura to make his first appearance in a global series, 'The Swarm'

By cinnamonellie, grape Japan

Japanese actor Kimura Takuya 木村拓哉 (also known as キムタク KimuTaku), will be starring in the upcoming series, "The Swarm," an international drama series based on Frank Schatzing’s novel.

The drama is a European production and will be released worldwide, and will also be Kimura’s first international appearance.

"The Swarm" will be released next year, in 2022, and people in Japan will have the possibility to watch it on Hulu Japan.

The thriller focuses on environmental issues and follows a group of scientists researching unknown living beings that live in the depth of the sea (aka the swarm intelligence).

Kimura will play the role of one of the scientists in the group, Aito Mifune, and all his lines will be in English.

The shoot will take place in Europe (more precisely Italy), and many known names from Hollywood are currently working on the series.

What is even more exciting is that the producer is Frank Doelger, who also produced and directed one of the most popular series in the world, the HBO series "Game of Thrones."

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He's a good actor but I'm sceptical about his English skills and would assume this is a supporting role.

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He'll have no problems with any scenes involving the consumption of hamburgers.

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It may be his first in a "global series'. But he's been in an international movie before.

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I'll watch! Kimutaku was my favorite SMAP member when I was a kid (sometimes tied with Shingo). How do I view Hulu?

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Kimutaku san! Time for your English lesson!

Lesson One: Colloquial English. Today we'll learn the meaning and usage of "To Jump The Shark"...don't worry! Piece of cake. You've got this.

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He was good in Space Battleship Yamato (then again it was an excellent film) and he was fun in Mr Brain TV series... I don't think I've heard him speaking English before though.

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I liked him better in the McDonald's commercials.

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