I noticed that both Michael Levitis and Eddie Zee were notifying their adoring public that Russian Dolls was being picked up by Nippon TV in Japan. My first thoughts…how is that possible. Japan? Of all the places on earth, that is the last place I would have guessed would be interested in Russian Dolls.
I immediately thought, the Japanese revere their elderly parents. How in the world is the way Marina treats Eva going to go over in Japan? They would be horrified to say the least. The more I thought about it the more preposterous it seemed to be. So I clicked on the article that Michael posted to see it with my own eyes. I was right! They are not being picked up by Japan at all. This man, with a law degree who is part owner of a large restaurant, has not read the article at all and jumped to conclusions. The article mentions several countries and the different shows they are picking up. Japan is picking up some shows, but NOT Russian Dolls.
Relevant part of article: Australia’s Nine Network picked up Lifestyle and Lifestyle You acquired , and and Sci-Fi/TV1 General Entertainment took
I’ll tell you who is picking up Russian Dolls…Australia. Yes, Lifetime and Lifetime YOU in Australia is picking up the show. Don’t ask me why, but it makes more sense, doesn’t it? I will post the links to two articles and you can see for yourself. Maybe I read it wrong, but I don’t think so. I hope Michael reads the fine print in his contracts better than he read this article.
So no, Russian Dolls will not be going to Japan any time soon. Let’s see how well received they are in Australia. I am very curious!
Links to articles: Article one and Article two