Apple TV+ recently revealed the release date of the French-Japanese drama series «Drops of God» from Legendary Entertainment. The first two episodes will premiere on April 21, followed by a new episode every week until June 2. The series consists of eight episodes and is based on the Japanese manga series of the same name.
«Drops of God,» filmed in French, Japanese, and English, takes us into the world of high-class gastronomy and expensive wines. The leading roles are played by Fleur Geffrier («Das Boot,» «Elle») and Tomohisa Yamashita («The Head,» «Tokyo Vice,» «Alice in Borderland»).
The story is described as follows: Frenchman Alexandre Léger, the creator of the world-renowned Léger Wine Guide, has just passed away in his home in Tokyo at the age of 60. He leaves behind his daughter Camille (Geffrier), who lives in Paris and hasn’t seen her father since their separation when she was nine years old. When Camille travels to Tokyo to investigate the will, she learns that her father has left her an extraordinary wine collection – the most extensive collection in the world, according to experts. But to inherit the collection, Camille must compete against Issei Tomine (Yamashita), a brilliant young winemaker.
The biological daughter is pitted against an adopted son in a duel divided into three tests about wine knowledge. The winner takes the entire Léger empire, while the loser leaves empty-handed. But how can Camille win such a duel? She knows nothing about wine – and has never tasted a drop.
The script is written by series creator Quoc Dang Tran («Marianne,» «Parallel»). Klaus Zimmermann («Borgia,» «Trapped») is the executive producer, Oded Ruskin («No Man’s Land,» «Absentia») is the director, and Les Productions Dynamic, in collaboration with 22H22 and Adline Entertainment, are in charge of production. The series is presented in partnership with France Télévisions and Hulu Japan and is inspired by the manga series created by Tadashi Agi, with artwork by Shu Okimoto, published by Kodansha.