Kuroki Hitomi to star in WOWOW Spring 2015 drama "Scapegoat"
Kuroki Hitomi will be starring in the WOWOW Spring 2015 drama "Scapegoat" which begins its run from 12 April in the Sundays 10pm timeslot. The drama which consists of four episodes and is based on the novel by Koda Main, features Kuroki as the lead character Misaki Hiroko, an university professor who is contacted by Yagizawa Shun (Ishimaru Kanji), her ex-boyfriend cum director of a TV station one day and asked to become a minister of the cabinet to be formed by Yamashiro Taizo (Furuya Ikko) who aims to wrest power from the ruling party in the upcoming election. However, due to Hiroko's past differences with her father, she has deliberately avoided the path of being a politician and doesn't want to take on the post. To her surprise, news of her impending appointment as a minister are splashed across the media and she has no choice but to become a politician after getting her husband Nobuaki's support (Kobayashi Takashi). Soon after her appointment, an unthinkable crisis strikes and Hiroko finds herself caught in the spiral of politics and rivalry.
Co-stars include Sasaki Nozomi who plays the daughter of Hiroko, Yamaguchi Sayaka who plays a news reporter, Koichi Mantaro, Aijima Kazuyuki, Mitsuishi Ken, Jinbo Satoshi and Nishioka Tokuma.