Sawamura Ikki to star in new WOWOW drama "Kibougaoka no Hitobito"
Sawamura Ikki will be starring in the new WOWOW drama "Kibougaoka no Hitobito" (The people of Hope Hill) which will begin its run from 16 July in the Saturdays 10pm timeslot. The drama which consists of 5 episodes, is based on the same-titled novel by Shigematsu Kiyoshi and the script will be written by Okada Yoshikazu. Sawamura plays the role of Tajima Toru who lost his wife to cancer and moves to her hometown at Kibougaoka with his daughter and son who are in the second year of junior high and Primary 3 respectively. This will be his first appearance in a Shigematsu adaptation.