It has been announced that Kis-My-Ft2 member Fujigaya Taisuke will be starring in TBS’ upcoming drama series “Beginners!”
The drama will take place at a police academy, which is a boarding school that is under strict observation 24 hours a day. The story will feature the students of ”S class”, which is assembled from a bunch of drop-outs, who are making strenuous efforts to become police officers.
Fujigaya’s role will be of a 19-year-old student named “Shimura Teppei”, who had a once dream of becoming a marathon runner, but ended up as a well-known delinquent after his police officer father lost his job and disappeared.
Fujigaya commented, “I just want to enjoy and learn, and become a police officer hero for everybody… The character and I share similarities in the things we cherish, such as the longing for a father, friendship, and dream, so I will be able to show it naturally. I would like to cherish my natural feelings.”
Co-stars Gouriki Ayame and fellow Kis-My-Ft2 member, Kitayama Hiromitsu, will also appear in the drama as Fujigaya’s classmate. Gouriki will be playing the heroine “Momoe Hiro”, who chose to be a police officer just because it’s a steady public servant job, but remains doubtful about her future. Kitayama’s role will be “Tachibana Danji”, who grew up in a wealthy family but stopped going to school after his health deteriorated.
“Beginners!” will be aired every Thursday at 9:00 pm starting in July.