The Family Law
Director: Jonathan Brough
Writers: Benjamin Law, Marieke Hardy
In 2015, Takaya was cast as Klaus Thomson in 'The Family Law' a family comedy that unfolds in the dysfunctional world of one Chinese-Australian family - as seen through the eyes of 14 year-old Benjamin Law. As Benjamin dreams of soap opera stardom, his parents contemplate separation. Over the course of one long, hot Queensland summer, the self-absorbed clarinet-playing teenager increasingly finds himself embroiled in other people's dramas
Takaya's character is the unknowing arch-nemesis to Benjimen. He is the super nice, super successful, super good-looking half Japanese half-Scandinavian Australian next-door neighbour.
The shows first episode was premiered on Facebook and received 1.1 million views in 55 hours. The television premiere also garnered a further half a million viewers well exceeding the hopes of broadcaster SBS Australia.
The series has been well received by viewers and critics have been quick to praise the series.