Uchida Yuki to star in new NHK drama "Haburashi / Onnatomodachi"
Uchida Yuki will be taking the leading role in a NHK drama for the first time when she appears in the upcoming "Haburashi / Onnatomodachi" which begins its run from 5 January at 11.15pm on Tuesdays. The psychological drama which consists of 8 episodes, features Uchida as a single scriptwriter who is around 40 years old. One day, her ex-classmate from her senior high school days played by Ikewaki Chizuru comes to her place uninvited with her son and asks for Uchida's character's help as she has lost her job, money and house. In the process, Uchida's character finds herself under enormous psychological stress and her own life in a mess due to the unwelcome intrusion.