Popular actor Mukai Osamu (29) will star in a new drama series next season, produced by Kansai TV and Fuji TV. The show is described as a comedy set in a restaurant, with a theme of “rock & French.”
Mukai plays Eisuke, a former bassist of a rock band who gave up his music dreams to carry on his family’s French restaurant. Although he is talented at cooking, the character is also said to be “wild and sadistic.”
Mukai will be undergoing special training for the series, which will feature scenes of him playing the bass and cooking French cuisine. Filming will start in early December.
The series does not yet have a title, but Fuji TV has placed it in the Tuesday 10:00pm time slot, starting in January 2012.