Ishiguro Ken will be the main guest in the first episode of TBS Autumn 2016 drama "IQ246 ~ Karei naru Jikenbo~" which will begin its run from 16 October in the Sundays 9pm timeslot. This is the fourth time that he will be working together with Oda Yuji since they first appeared in the 1993 FujiTV drama "Furikaereba yatsu ga iru" as rival doctors. Subsequently, they worked together in the 2000 movie "White Out" and 2002 TBS drama "Mayonaka no Ame".
This time, Ishiguro will be a creative director named Saotome Shin who will be engaged in an intellect battle with Houmonji Sharaku (Oda) as the two men are introduced to each other during a meal at a mutual friend's place. Later, they meet again when Saotome's company is broken into and his subordinate is found dead at the crime scene. However, Houmonji senses something fishy with the case and sets out to find the truth.
Oda commented that in the 1993 drama, Ishiguro had played the good guy while he was the bad guy but this time round, the tables have been overturned so he's eagerly anticipating to seeing how the battle between their characters will turn out since Saotome is equally clever as Houmonji. Especially since both of them are already quite experienced by now, he doesn't feel nervous about acting with Ishiguro and thinks that the relaxed mood between them will bring good results too. On the other hand, Ishiguro expressed his joy at working with Oda who he described as a person serious about his acting and is used to his working style after all these years.
Sources: Sanspo / Oricon