The spin-off drama will feature Wada Masato and Eguchi Noriko who play Yoneoka Mitsuo and Fujiiwa Rion respectively and are members of the proofreading department which Kouno Etsuko (Ishihara Satomi) also belongs to. The story describes how Yoneoka and Fujiiwa work on the proofreading of a novel in the quiet proofreading department office when Etsuko is on annual leave and the novel's content becomes real-life footage in their minds which are criticised endlessly by the two proofreaders as the dramatisation progresses.
Upon hearing the news of the spin-off drama, Wada revealed that he was shocked because there are only two episodes left to the finale of the drama and surprised that he will be one of the leads in it. Likewise for Eguchi, she was grateful to be given this chance but revealed that they had to start working on the filming on a very short notice. When asked about the selling point of the spin-off drama, they said that it will be interesting to see how the members of the proofreading department take on characters in the novel's story featured within the drama.
The first episode titled "Koi no Rankiryuu" (Love's turbulence) is currently available for viewing on Hulu. The second episode titled "Hanayome wa nido shinu" (The bride dies twice) will be released at noon on 7 December while the third episode "Ikebukuro de Fukurokoji" (Dead-end street at Ikebukuro) will be released as the same time on 14 December.
Sources: Sponichi / Oricon