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Today, Fuji TV officially announced their Tuesday 9pm drama for the fall season! As it was rumored, it’s going to be an adaption of the popular mystery novel “Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de“, starringArashi’s Sakurai Sho as a butler with a wicked tongue.
Sakurai is going to play ‘Kageyama‘, a butler and chauffeur for a young and rich woman called ‘Hosho Reiko‘, played by actress Kitagawa Keiko. Hosho, besides being the daughter of a very powerful businessman, also happens to be a novice detective and, due to her lack of reasoning skills, often relies on the help of her butler to smoothly solve various cases with her. In addition to the mysterious cases, the drama is going to feature a nice sense of comedy, focusing on the chemistry between Reiko and her butler, who doesn’t even refrain from calling her a fool at times.
It’s going to be Sakurai’s first starring drama on Fuji TV, and the producer is glad that they were able to get him for the role. He stated, “We wanted to have Sakurai for the role as the protagonist, because he is able to portray his cool and intellectual as well as his comical and warm side. I think we have the perfect man for this modern detective butler.”
Meanwhile, Sakurai revealed that he already read the novel before he received the offer, and that he is looking forward to the drama adaption himself. He said, “The conversations were incredibly thrilling and I couldn’t put it down once I started reading it. It feels like the drama is going to be even more humorous than the original. I’m excited about this and will work hard to make it a drama you are going to look forward to every Tuesday at 9pm.”
“Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de” will premiere on Tuesdays in October.