Death Note Getting Live Action TV Drama

(In brief) NTV has announced a live action adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba’s manga Death Note, set to air in Japan in July. To better work as a televised drama, the show will feature new plot elements to expand upon the story, and the character of Near (who didn’t feature in the two live action movies) will be present in this adaptation of the story.

The new drama marks the fourth live action adaptation of Death Note, following two movies based on the story, and a spin-off focusing on character L.