Suzuki plays the role of police inspector Zenigata while Maeda Atsuko will playing a young police detective named Sakuraba Natsuki and Miura Takahiro will be playing her colleague Kunkida Shintaro who work together with Zenigata to solve cases.
With regard to playing Zenigata, Suzuki said that there was little room to be creative about this character as he had to look like Zenigata as soon as he appeared. As such, he tried to make an effort in how he spoke and practised many times to find the best way after referring to the styles of the voice actors in the anime such as Yamadera Koichi and the late Naya Goro. Maeda revealed that Suzuki practised till his voice was hoarse so she was really impressed with how far he went to portray his character. Miura also echoed the view and said that Suzuki would practise in the waiting room before the filming at the top of his voice which he found interesting to watch.
The drama is the first joint project by NTV, WOWOW and Hulu which will kick off with the SP to bw shown via NTV on 10 February. Following that, there will be four episodes shown via Hulu while WOWOW will show another four episodes from 19 February on Sundays at 10pm.
Sources: Eiga.com / Oricon