Actors Takeru Sato and Atsuro Watabe will be starring as a father and son detective duo in Bitter Blood which will begin airing in April on Fuji TV (Tuesdays-9). The story is about a detective who was separated from his father since his childhood days, but coincidentally gets appointed as his "buddy" at work.
This is Sato's first time playing as a detective, as he started his career with Kamen Rider Denno, played a swordsman in Rurouni Kenshin, and then a popular creator in his latest movie Kanojo wa uso wo Ai shisugiteiru. "I used to watch Odoru Daisousasen and have admired policemen, so I'm pumped up for this one. I read the script about being buddies with my dad in the drama, and I've gotten excited."
The original book was written by Shusuke Shizukui (45) and sold over 130,000 copies. The screenplay is written by Shota Koyama (26).
The role that Sato will be playing is that of a newbie detective who gets assigned to the first division of the Ginza Police department where his father (played by Watabe) whom he has not met since the divorce when he was 13 is stationed. The two are definitely not on good terms, but will be teamed up with one another. The story will develop around the son who learns the ropes of being a detective while continuously arguing with his father, and the father who still feels sorry for divorcing his wife to concentrate on being a detective.
Watabe comments: "This drama is bound to entertain people, and the screenplay is astounding. I will definitely give my best efforts for this."
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Yay for another drama series of Takeru Sato after a while *o*