‘The Naked Director’ follows the incredible story of the adult video director Toru Muranishi as he attempts to turn the Japanese porn industry on its head. The show follows him from his younger days as an encyclopedia salesman to becoming the self proclaimed “King of Porn,” and his spectacular failures along the way.
Based on the non-fiction novel ‘Zenra Kantoku Muranishi Toru Den’ by Nobuhiro Motohashi, ‘The Naked Director’ gave Netflix’s global audience an intimate peek into what goes on behind the largely opaque Japanese porn industry. Two seasons in, director Muranishi is still rearing to use his unorthodox filming techniques to make adult videos. So will we see his antics in another installment of the show? Here’s everything we know about ‘The Naked Director’ season 3.
The Naked Director Season 3 Release Date
‘The Naked Director’ season 2 released in its entirety on Netflix on June 24, 2021. The season has 8 episodes, each lasting roughly 50 minutes. As far as season 3 is concerned, there have been no official announcements regarding it being greenlit.
The show is semi-autobiographical and based on a non-fiction book about a real person— the adult film director Toru Muranishi. The first two seasons follow his rise to becoming a leader in the porn industry and depict the situations that he is most well known for. Hence, the most popular and newsworthy parts of the director’s story have already been told in the first two seasons, making the chances for a third season quite slim.
The popularity of the show’s opening season played a big role in getting it renewed for a second season. Hence a large factor in deciding when and if we will see a third season is also how the show’s followup second season performs with viewers. In case season 2 is an overwhelming success and prompts Netflix to make a followup to it, and considering there was a gap of almost 2 years between the first two seasons, we can expect to see ‘The Naked Director’ season 3 possibly by late 2022 or early 2023. Fortunately, the exploits of Toru Muranishi are so numerous that the show’s writers will undoubtedly find sufficient material to carve out another season.
The Naked Director Season 3 Cast: Who can be in it?
Takayuki Yamada essays the prolific Toru Muranishi. He is joined by Misato Morita as Kaoru Kuroki, Shinnosuke Mitsushima as Toshi, Tetsuji Tamayama as Kawada, Tokio Emoto as the loyal Mitamura, Sairi Itô as Junko, Takenori Gotô as Rugby, Lily Franky as Takei, Jun Kunimura as the gangster Furuya and Ryo Ishibashi as Ikezawa.
The show’s supporting cast includes Hidehisa Ebata, Masatoshi Kihara, Miyabi Koteyama, Ryûtarô Ninomiya and Norihisa Ogawa amongst others. In the potential season 3, we will see significant changes to the cast since most of Muranishi’s crew has changed. The cast for a follow up season will most likely see significant additions as well. Since Mitsushima’s character Toshi is dead, it is unlikely that he will reprise his role in case season 3 does get made.
The Naked Director Season 3 Plot: What can it be about?
Season 2 ends with Muranishi losing his empire after suffering heavy losses due to his satellite broadcasting network. The season finale closes with him living in a tiny apartment with one of his former employees and a baby, trying to scrape a living from any project he can get. His loyal crew all seem to have moved on, with many of them still working in the porn industry. Kuroki, too, has moved on and is seen studying in Rome.
In the potential season 3, we will see Muranishi reprise his role as an adult video director and advocate of open sexuality. He will most likely have a new business idea, using which he will try to upend the status quo as he has done multiple times before. The fact that we have seen him earn and lose fortunes many times makes it likely that he will once again attempt to create an empire. Considering the real Toru Muranishi is still alive, there could still be as yet unheard of stories about the man that could be the focus of potential future seasons of the show.
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